I think in any offseason, there are a predictable number of teams that have real quarterback needs. The normal procedure would be to get a guy in free agency, and if you didn't strike it rich there, get the guy to lead your team into the future during the NFL Draft.
You can probably still hear the wheels of the NFL Party Bus screeching to a halt from your computer chair. The players – the guys driving the bus – are in the NFL's version of the drunken tank for a financial DUI; while we – the car – are sitting in the city impound lot running up a ludicrous tab as we wait for the results of the bail hearing, which could also result in a plea bargain – both good things for us.
It's not a good thing for most franchises, however. Teams are already way behind schedule when it comes to the install phase of a new offense, defense, or both. Teams are also on the hook for the roster voids they did not fill during the draft – the draft, the NFL's version of furlough for good behavior.
Some teams are thin with bodies and experience at the games most important position. As they wait for Robin Hood's arrow to pierce the executioners noose on the season, all options are on hold.
Enough with the metaphors. There are teams in serious – and I mean SERIOUS - trouble.
While rumors of the Kevin Kolb Derby swirl madly about, the fact remains that he is a Philadelphia Eagle. Of course, we would be fools to believe general managers and front office personnel do not have a deal in place in principle. The deal probably is and has been for weeks. Problem with that, nothing can be made official until the two sides – players and owners – come to terms with hashing out the future.
Isn't it also possible - if this theoretical deal I am alleging is actually in place - that the Eagles brain trust of Andy Reid and Howie Roseman could get an offer they couldn't refuse from another franchise and completely stiff the team they had verbally entered into agreement with? Oh, how the NFL world turns.
Hopefully, you're not a fan of one of these next five teams.