Training camps are in full swing across the NFL, which means that it's time for lower-level starters to be challenged by new offseason additions and young up-and-comers.
Every NFL team has its own weak link, where a starting job is teetering on the edge of going one way or another. In other situations, teams might have a weak top option at a position but failed to address the need properly in the offseason, leaving the current starter unchallenged.
Which current NFL starters are the weakest links on their teams? Who is in danger of losing their starting spot due to a new arrival? Who is benefiting from a lack of better options elsewhere on the roster?
Let's take a look at some of the least impressive starters around the league.
Why did these players find themselves in this category? One of two reasons:
- The current starter is likely to be challenged—or even replaced—by a new addition to the roster
- Despite the starter being a weak option, the rest of the depth chart at their position offers no true threat to their starting role at this time