10 Teams Looking to Draft a QB in the 2014 NFL Draft
10 NFL Teams Looking to Pick a QB in the 2014 NFL Draft
The 2013 NFL season is a little more than halfway over and it's never too early to speculate who could be drafting at which position and which teams need a quarterback. There are many teams this season that have underperformed and many quarterbacks who have lost their job or have gone down with injuries, seemingly making way for a possible quarterback selection for one their team's draft picks.
Each year, quarterbacks are selected in hopes from the franchise that the guy will be the future QB and franchise man behind center. Many times, it just doesn't work out like it's expected to -- such has been the case with Blaine Gabbert of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The quarterback was expected to turn the franchise around, but it seems like Jacksonville has only gotten worse in recent years.
There are quarterbacks who have panned out better than anyone had anticipated. Such examples of guys like this have come in handfuls in recent years. Andrew Luck was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts prior to the 2012 season in hopes of replacing the great Peyton Manning and has done just that, leading the Colts to the playoffs in his first season and posting comparable numbers to No. 18.
Russell Wilson was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the same draft and has done more than an adequate job as a middle-round selection at quarterback. Actually, no one thought he would have a shot at starting, but Pete Carroll gave the rookie a nod over Matt Flynn in 2012. He has gone on to lead his team to the playoffs and earn respect from defenses around the league.
Lastly, we have Robert Griffin III who was drafted by the Washington Redskins last season and has been phenomenal as well. The second-year quarterback is struggling a bit in 2013, but he looks to be the future of the Redskins franchise -- if he can stay healthy.
Take a look at the list of 10 NFL teams who will likely choose a quarterback in 2014 -- whether it's as a backup or a starter.
Of course Ben Roethlisberger wants to stay with the Steelers, but the feelings might not be mutual. If that's the case, the Steelers will surely be looking for a franchise QB in the first round.
Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert might be the sorriest one-two quarterback punch in the NFL. There's no doubt that the Jags will be looking to draft a leader and franchise quarterback.
Many people have been calling for Christian Ponder's job. However, he still has some time to prove himself, but he has started in just one win this season for the Vikings.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay looks to be one of those teams with a young quarterback who they don't really trust. Mike Glennon was drafted prior to the season, but the rookie hasn't exactly blown people away with his skill or numbers.
Green Bay Packers
Yes, I know, this is Aaron Rodgers' team. However, the Packers didn't really think about a possible injury as the backups on the team are so bad that they are looking to possibly start Matt Flynn in his absence. This teams needs a viable option at QB if Rodgers ever gets hurt again.
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City knows all too well what it's likely to need a quarterback. Now that it has Alex Smith, it's going to do everything in its power to make sure he has better backups than Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray.
I doubt the Browns will want to stick with any quarterbacks on the current roster next season -- especially not Weeden. A quarterback would be a wise choice to ensure this veteran crew of QBs gets younger.
Matt Schaub failed miserably this season and I doubt the Texans will want to stick with Case Keenum for too long. A quarterback for the team that's reeling seems like the best option for the future.
Jake Locker has failed to stay healthy this season and it looks like the Titans are open to the idea of drafting a young quarterback and dropping their hopes of making Locker the franchise QB.
Carson Palmer has received his fair share of criticism at quarterback and he's not getting any younger. Unless Arizona wants to start Drew Stanton in the near future, it might want to choose a quarterback.