We are entering week three of the NFL season, and a lot of backup quarterbacks are getting the call to start. Some due to retirement, some benched, and some injured. Either way, it is time for some backups to prove they can play in the NFL.
Teddy Bridgewater New Orleans Saints
The Saints lost Drew Brees last week against the Los Angeles Rams, due to a thumb injury. Bress tore ligaments in his thumb and could be out up to six weeks. In comes Teddy Bridgewater, he has not been a full-time starter since 2015, when he led the Vikings to the playoffs.
Bridgewater looked rusty last week when playing in relief duty for the Saints last week. But with a full week of practice under head coach Sean Payton, he should look better. The former Vikings quarterback knows his limitations and will be able to extend plays with his legs. Bridgewater should be able to keep the Saints afloat until Brees comes back.
Mason Rudolph Pittsburgh Steelers
With Mason Rudolph starting, the Steelers will need to lean on there run games and defense to help him out. The Steelers offensive line is better, so Rudolph will be protected. Rudolph has chemistry with receiver James Washington from their college days. It will be interesting to see what Rudolph can do many people have written the Steelers off.
Daniel Jones New York Giants
The Daniels Jones era will start for the New York Giants on Sunday. The Giants lack weapons and they face some teams with pretty good defenses the next couple weeks. Jones had a solid preseason and will look to build on that. Daniels Jones will be able to move in the pocket better than Eli Manning could. Jones will need to make plays with his legs to by time because of a horrid offensive line. The first-round pick could be a breath of fresh air for the New York Giants franchise.
Kyle Allen Carolina Panthers
Allen started for the Panthers in the last game of the season last year; he threw 228 yards and two touchdowns. Allen also completed 16 of 27 passes. Now he steps in for an injured Cam Newton. Look for the Panthers to lean on Christian McCaffrey, even more, this week. If Newton misses more time, look for rookie Will Grier to get a chance to start.
Luke Faulk New York Jets
The New York Jets are on their third quarterback already this season. Falk came in the game on Monday night and spread the ball around and hung tough in the pocket. He looked pretty good in a relief appearance. Hopefully, the Jets offensive line can protect him.