The 2012 NFL season is winding down and for many teams, playoff dreams are still alive. With only two weeks left in the season, 19 teams are still mathematically alive for a postseason berth.
For the other 13 teams though, there's very little to play for these next two weeks. Even though NFL players are immensely competitive and prefer winning over losing, another loss could be what moves the team higher up on the draft board. And with the psychological burden of repeatedly losing being a heavy one to bear, many players in this situation just want the season to end.
Many losing teams are also aware that change is coming and it is inescapable. Coaches will be gone, players will be cut and sometimes even new GM's will come in. This kind of change impacts everyone and can divide locker rooms as many players choose to fight for themselves as they sense that the currently constructed team is going to get an overhaul.
Out of all the players though, quarterbacks on losing teams have the hottest seats. Yes you have your franchise quarterbacks like Cam Newton and Drew Brees who will be on the same teams in 2013, despite having disastrous seasons. There are other quarterbacks though who will not be so fortunate and they will either try to get new starting jobs or even settle into the cushy position of backup quarterback.
The following quarterbacks have all started at least one series in 2012. Some are Pro Bowlers, others are newly drafted quarterbacks that are desperately trying to avoid being labeled as busts. All of these guys need a change of scenery to have any sort of success as a quarterback in the NFL.