Thirty-two NFL quarterbacks will start for their respective teams this NFL season. Which one will find his fanny stuck on the pine first?
Looking back to one of the great quarterback position battles of the preseason, one has to wonder whether Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is the right man for the job in Seattle. Wilson beat out Matt Flynn, one of the biggest free agents on the market this past offseason, for the chance to start under center. If Wilson struggles early (as rookies tend to do in the pro game), will Pete Carroll make a switch involving his young QB?
And of course, there's the specter of Tim Tebow looming over the head of New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. If the Jets hit the trifecta of the team struggling, Sanchez struggling and Tebow playing well in his limited in-game appearances, Gang Green could have a serious quagmire on their hands.
Other quarterbacks on Bench Watch would include Jake Locker in Tennessee. The Titans are expected to contend for the AFC South this season, and Mike Munchak could be forgiven if he wanted to bench his struggling youngster to make room for Matt Hasselbeck, especially if a trip to the playoffs is riding on the outcome of some of those late-season games.
NFC North lead blogger Andrew Garda and I pony up our picks for "first benched" under center in 2012 in our latest video debate. Enjoy our takes in the video above and leave us your thoughts in the comments. Thanks for watching.