Every year there is a QB controversy a battle for the NFL most glamorous position. The perennial question of who do we go with young potential or steady vet, hot journeyman or pro-bowler coming off injury. Here are some of the ones to watch next season.
The first pic was of last years best QB controversy.
For some reason people are clamoring for Dave Garrards removal as starting QB. He has been a real competitor had decent stats with no real competitor but will he lose his job?
Winner: Garrard: It will be close but Garrard will remain starter for this season.
The Eagles were so sure about Kolb they let Mcnabb go but Vick thinks he has the touch and can start. Vick has a cannon arm incredible athletic ability and is a proven winner
Winner: Kolb. He has experience in the system and the backing of higher management and no one really trusts Vick as a passer or as a person.
When the Eagles traded Donovan Mcnabb to the Redskins the QB landscape dramatically changed Kevin Kolb became the starter of Eagles and Redskins QB Jason Campbell the was sent to the.
The play of the three will inevitably be compared. An easy pick to win would be Mcnabb he's remarkably consistent winner and a Probowler. Examination shows this might be tighter than we think. The Redskins have repeatedly signed old stars only to have them crash and burn. They have unanswered questions about their line, receiving corp and Mcnabb's injury problems. Kolb however has an explosive offense and 3 years to learn the system. Campbell is younger and has consistently improved his numbers despite no help from his coaches, receivers, running game or line.
Winner: Mcnabb. How can you go against the best QB in the NFC for the past decade when he's out for blood?
Newly aquired QB Jason Campbell thinks Oakland is the place for him and he will thrive and win there. Just one little obstacle the mighty feisty Bruce Grakowski who came out of nowhere last season to show what the team could do with a little better play form the man under center.
Winner: Campbell. He knows how to keep his team in the game, has a great arm, is mobile and durable. Bruce couldn't even survive the pounding for one full season behind the Raider line.
A great QB controversy brewing in Denver under-appreciated Kyle Orton vs under-achieving Brady Quinn vs over-hyped Tim Tebow. 2 veteran QB's are average at best and throw in a big name rookie. The only sure loser here is "Baby Hoodie" Mcdaniels who decided the way forward was to buck the long standing tradition of avoiding QB controversies if possible.
The winner, the incumbent Kyle Orton.
After Jake Delhomme fell apart last year in one of the most stunning declines ever seen by a player Matt Moore rose to the ocasion and saved the Panthers season. After leading the team to a 4-1 finish after a 4-7 start he was rewarded with a contract extention but not the starting job. He'll now face competition from Notre Dame signal caller Clausen and Bearcat gunslinger Pike.
Winner: Clausen. The Cats slap Moore in the face to go the way of the Jets and Sanchez. They will have Clausen gain experience handoff and let their defense and running game win the games.
Phoenix Cardnals signal caller is 1-1 in QB controversies for his career he beat Matt Cassell for the position under center at USC and won a Heisman. He failed to secure his position as the man and lost his job to grey beard Kurt Warner. Now he'll have to duke it out with journeyman Derek Anderson who won a Cleveland QB controversy only to lose to Brady Quinn only to double KO with him next year. Will the journeyman resurrect his career in the city in the city named after a bird which can resurrect itself?
Winner: Leinhart with two years to watch and learn from one of the best will win this battle handily and not board the bus to bustville.
A perfect QB competition savvy veteran Jake Dellhomme seeking redemption battles talented athletic journeyman Wallace who just was never in the right place at the right time vs a hot rookie prospect Mccoy. This should be a movie.
Winner: Mccoy the team is rebuilding and they will want a new face of the franchise. Dellhome may start a few games but Mccoy will be handed the reins by the end of the season.
Brett will not stay retired but he will not be handed the starting job. Talented 3rd stringer Rosenfels has had a year to learn the offence and young QB Tavaris Jackson has much more experience. The fierce competition in training camp will bring out the best in both of them. What if one of them is really smoking in training camp can #4 just dust of his Wranglers walk in and take the job? Last time it took about half a season for Favre to really get going. This will not be an easy choice for the Purple Peoples top brass.
Winner: Tavaris Jackson. Tavaris improvement, potential, Bretts insubordination and the pickoff that cost the Vikes a much deserved Superbowl trip will be too much to overlook. The phone will not not ring and the Gunslinger will stay retired.
I know what some people are thinking there is know way Leftwich could beat out Big Ben. He's a 2 time Superbowl winner a Pro-Bowl QB coming off his greatest season ever and what's Leftwich? Some weird journeyman. The Steelers know something most of us don't. Leftwich can really play he won 13 games in his rookies season. If by some chance the Steelers win 3 or 4 games and Leftwich is hot things could get interesting.
Winner: Rothelisberger. He didn't win 2 Superbowls for nothing.