Suck for Luck Sweepstakes: Which Losing Team Has the Most Weapons?
As we continue to analyze what has become known as the "Suck for Luck Sweepstakes," here are the three contenders who would provide their new franchise quarterback with the widest variety of weapons to work with.
Some of this year's worst teams actually have some pretty good weapons, and if any of these three manage to snatch Luck in the 2012 NFL Draft, they could have a really good offense in 2012.
3. Washington Redskins
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The Washington Redskins come in at third in this list. They don’t have any legitimate stars outside of the aging Santana Moss, but they do have some solid weapons at running back and receiver.
Moss continues to be a factor at 32 years old, tight end Fred Davis is a rising star in this league and rookie Roy Helu has become a threat in both the pass and the run.
I’m also going to go out on a limb and say Tashard Choice ends up being a factor at running back, developing a solid one-two punch with Helu.
Luck could do some damage with a lineup like this.
2. Miami Dolphins
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The Miami Dolphins have been plain awful on offense this season, but this team is by no means without playmakers.
Receiver Brandon Marshall has had some costly drops this season, but he’s shown the ability to be an elite receiver and still has the ability to stretch a defense and be a No. 1 target for a quarterback.
Running back Reggie Bush has proven to be a solid offseason pickup and makes for a nice one-two punch at running back along with rookie Daniel Thomas.
Throw in the Davone Bess and Brian Hartline as complementary receivers, and Luck might really enjoy becoming a Miami Dolphin.
1. Arizona Cardinals
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The Arizona Cardinals just got quarterback Kevin Kolb this past offseason, and he has done a fairly decent job thus far. But at 2-6 on the season, it might be the end of Ken Whisenhunt’s tenure in Glendale.
New regimes often mean new quarterbacks, so if Whisenhunt is relieved of his duties, we would likely see the new staff take a hard look at Luck if they have a high enough pick.
It would likely be a dream for Luck to get drafted by Arizona, because the Cardinals are replete with weapons all over the field.
Elite receiver Larry Fitzgerald would be the best player Luck ever had the privilege of throwing to, while Andre Roberts and Early Doucet provide excellent secondary options. Luck loves utilizing his tight ends at Stanford, so Todd Heap would be a welcome sight, and at running back, Beanie Wells would provide Luck with a great ground attack.
Needless to say, Luck could really fulfill his potential with a stable of weapons like that.