After a whirlwind 2010 season full of many attractions, from the high flying Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, to the cheese-head champion Green bay Packers, the offseason buzz has gotten off to a fast start.
At least the rumors and speculations, anyway.
With an uncertain CBA looming and a lockout imminent, many wonder if there will even be an NFL Draft, or a 2011 season in the NFL for that matter. Will we see the replacements once again? Only time will tell.
But, until it becomes certain, the offseason continues, with teams busy with their evaluations of their players, coaching staffs, and implementing new systems. At the same time, they must decide which players to hold on to, and which players to cut loose. The most scrutinized position for a lot of struggling teams is to first address the quarterback position.
The quarterback position is one of, if not the, most important position to have on a football team. Teams like the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots have been so successful because of their quarterbacks, whom have held down the NFL for some time now. Other teams have learned to follow their lead and find that quarterback of the future.
Teams like the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Jets, the Atlanta Falcons, and even Tampa Bay and St Louis look to have found their quarterbacks of the future. Their quarterbacks are the new generation behind Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, along with Brett Favre, whom has retired after an illustrious twenty-year career.
Just as those teams have ushered in the next generation of quarterbacks, teams are still trying to find theirs in the 2011 draft. This draft holds plenty of potential, as four of the top five quarterbacks in this draft all have first-round potential, and teams looking for one are looking to snatch the right one to build their respective franchises. Not only that, but this draft is one of the best rated quarterback classes in some time.
Not all teams need a quarterback first round, but which ones will benefit the most from a rookie, rather than bringing in a veteran?