Lots of threads committed to who will be Goffs backup if he gets injured. Browsing other teams message boards it doesn’t seem like it’s generally as much of an issue for them as we make it out to be for us. I think in general the way top rosters are built, if your starting QB is hurt, the season is usually lost. Unless a Tom Brady or Kurt Warner happens to be the backup - Purdy almost pulled this off…
But tell me. Which of these backups could really lead the team to a SB win if the starter gets hurt late in the season?
Purdy might be better than Lance, but I think Lance is going to get the starting gig again. I mean he snapped his leg in the 1st game of the season. They invested like 3 1st rounders to get him. Can’t see him just holding a clipboard with that investment. He’s also making like 10 mill per season cause he was drafted so high.
Not even an open competition? Wow, perhaps trying to trade Lance for anything they can get in return. If you’re paying Lance 10 mill per season to be a backup, what’s the point of signing Darnold as well?
Imagine they didn’t waste 3 first rounders and a 3rd on Lance? Shit, that could potentially be one of the worst trades in nfl history.
Chargers Bills Bengals and Jags all have top ten defenses. I think they may still be average or better. I suspect confidence in one’s defense may also make for better more confident QB play. Willing to take more chances