The importance of having a reliable backup quarterback


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The importance of having a reliable backup quarterback

Justin Fields, Jacoby Brissett and Jacob Eason are part of the group that had to come off the bench in the face of headline injuries

The Week 2 of the NFL was marked by multiple injury in the most important position in the game: the quarterback.

Now more than ever, what important What is it for teams to have a substitute quarterback to be trustworthy to take charge of the team in a time of need.

This new reality will be temporary for many, however, for others it could be something permanent that forces them to rethink their strategies for the rest of the 2021 season.

The Chicago Bears faced this scenario when Andy dalton had to leave the field during the 20-17 victory over Cincinnati Bengals due to a knee injury, forcing the entry of the rookie Justin fields, who had a discreet performance completing just six of 13 passes for 60 yards with an interception, in addition to suffering two sacks, on the ground his contribution was more important with 10 carries for 31 yards.

Fields had limited action in Week 1, in special packages, while waiting behind Dalton to continue with his development, but now circumstances could leave him in charge of the team for a long time.

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The Miami dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans they weren’t as lucky as the Bears and they ended up falling in their respective matches.

First, Tua Tagovailoa left the Dolphins after throwing just four passes due to a rib injury. Jacoby brissett came in his place and failed to ignite the offense in the 35-0 beating loss to the Buffalo bills.

Brissett he finished with 24 completions on 40 attempts for 169 yards with an interception and was never comfortable in the face of constant pressure from the Buffalo defense, which finished the game with four sacks.

Yes Tagovailoa considerable game time is wasted, Miami will have to activate Reid sinnett of the practice team because he has no other quarterback in your template.

Brissett He has six years of NFL experience and is 12-20 in 32 games as a starter, yet his last win was in 2019.

The Colts they lost near the end to Carson wentz for an ankle injury and Jacob Eason had to end in defeat 27-27 against Los Angeles Rams.

Wentz, who stayed on the court after exiting the game, has dealt with multiple injury throughout his career, including an ankle problem that sidelined him in the preseason.

In case of Eason have to continue as headline next week, Indianapolis must activate the practice team to Brett hundley, the other quarterback on the team is the rookie drafted in the sixth round of the draft Sam ehlinger, but he’s on injured reserve.

The Texans they were threatening the Cleveland browns until Tyrod Taylor and the rookie got injured Davis mills failed to keep up in an eventual 31-21 loss.

Taylor he had been near perfect with 10 completions on 11 attempts for 125 yards and a touchdown, but a hamstring injury knocked him off the field before the end of the first half.

Mills he finished the game with eight completions on 18 attempts for 102 yards with a touchdown and an interception, plus he suffered a sack.

The case of Texans is more complete because they have in the active template Deshaun watson, who has not been activated in the first two weeks as he deals with multiple legal problems. It is unlikely that Houston turn to Watson, so the most viable option is to keep Mills as holder yes Taylor play time should be lost and raised to Jeff Driskel of the practice team.

In that same game, the Browns dodged a bullet when Baker Mayfield avoided further injury after landing hard on his left arm, Mayfield He was slow to recover and after getting up he went to the locker room, but returned a short time later and did not miss any offensive play by Cleveland.

Las vegas raiders also suffered a scare in their 26-17 victory over the Pittsburgh steelers when Derek Carr he was left out on the field with an apparent ankle injury after connecting with Foster Moreau for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Carr He was able to get to his feet without the help of medical personnel and returned to the field in the next offensive series in Las Vegas. In case of having had to leave the field, the inexperienced Nathan Peterman would have entered his place after the alternate Marcus Mariota he was placed on injured reserve this week.

At the beginning of the Week 2Thursday night Washington succeeded in the first match of Taylor heinicke this season in a tight 30-29 victory over the New York Giants.

Heinicke received the ownership of the WFT after the headline Ryan fitzpatrick He suffered a hip injury that put him on injured reserve and will sideline him for multiple weeks.


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