Quarterbacks taking the next step dominate the list of things NFL head coaches want to see this summer. Two rookie passers will be counted on to spark quick turnarounds in the AFC East.
In the AFC North, a second-year quarterback needs to prove himself to a new coaching staff. Over in the NFC, two veteran signal-callers must show they still have what it takes to light up scoreboards. In the NFC South, two quarterbacks are heading for a crossroads in their relatively young careers.
Aside from quarterbacks who must deliver, one rookie head coach will be relying on a veteran pass-rusher to make his hybrid defense work, while a Super Bowl winner will be hoping somebody emerges to lead a new-look running game.
Here is a list of one thing every NFL head coach will want to see this summer, beginning with the eight teams with new men in charge for 2013.