With the regular season coming to an end its time to look at which teams need to make big changes. Some teams have had really bad seasons this year and changes need to be made. One of the big questions that needs to be looked at is does your team need to make a QB change?
The Chicago Bears have had a strange season staring the season really well getting to 5-1. Despite this start they lost their next six games to be at 5-7 only to now be at 8-7. Defensively they are one of the strongest teams in the league but have struggled on offense this year. This is the main reason that a change at QB is what is desperately needed in Chicago.
Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles have both played a part in nine games this year. Although they have been able to get touchdowns they have also been unreliable. Trubisky has thrown seven interceptions and Foles eight showing that neither of them are the future. One big problem for the Bears is that by making it to the playoffs they wont be in the position to draft a QB. Therefore, an off-season change needs to be made sooner rather than later.
Washington Football Team
The Washington Football Team are another team with a quality defense. Due to this they have managed to put themselves in a position to get into the playoffs. The offense also has some good pieces with the likes of Antonio Gibson and Terry McLaurin. Despite all of this they still have a losing record and they need to look at getting a more solid QB option.
Dwayne Haskins has been released after a chaotic time in his two years with Washington. He was inconsistent on the field and with his many off field problems they have opted to get rid. Kyle Allen came in as the back-up option but injury finished his season and Alex Smith completed his comeback. As wonderful as it is to see Alex Smith he is not the future for this organisation and they need to make a QB move this off-season.
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots are out of the playoffs for the first time since 2008. With the move of Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Bucs the Patriots brought in Cam Newton and the move has not been great. Newton has struggled for fitness in the last few years but has proved in can play. However, he isn’t anything like Brady is and although his rushing is good his passing has been poor.
The Patriots only signed Cam on a one year deal to see if he could still play. Rushing for 12 touchdowns is great but only passing for five and throwing ten interceptions is not. Bill Belichek is a harsh critic and wont accept poor results so a change is most likely to happen. Also the Patriots love a cheap option so expect an off season move to be happening in New England soon.
New York Jets
The New York Jets were on schedule for one of the worst seasons in history. However, after a shock win against the L.A Rams and Cleveland they have secured a couple of wins. The downside to this is that they will no longer get the number one pick in the 2021 draft. With that pick they would of secured Trevor Lawrence, a potential standout QB who would of been great for them.
Despite this they do still have Sam Darnold who is not the worst QB in the world. He has not had the best season only throwing for eight touchdowns and also for nine interceptions. Darnold is not the only reason for their poor season so he could be in line for another season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have had a poor season and it looks like they will end up going 1-15. They have had a three different QB’s in the side this year and none of them have shown enough to keep the job. Gardner Minshew was the best of the three but the coaches choose to drop him for Jake Luton to see how good the rookie was. Also, Mike Glennon was played but he is not the future for this franchise.
As previously mentioned, with the NY Jets winning a couple of games it means that the Jags will draft first. With that pick you have to think they will opt for Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence has the potential to become a seriously good QB in the future and turn the fortunes of Jacksonville around.
There are some other teams who might decide it is time to move on from their current QB. Indianapolis have Phillip Rivers on a one year contract and although he has down well he is 38. There is talk in Atlanta that they might try to move Matt Ryan on but that would be a surprise given his contract. San Francisco are also another team who might decide to move on from Jimmy Garoppolo.