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Teams with Questionable QB Talent


I've been thinking a lot lately about just how many teams there are at this point who have QB's on the roster that are either unknown quantities or have struggled off and on enough that it's really unclear who is the best option to start...or who will end up the starter.

Seattle for instance has an aging, oft-injured Matt Hasselbeck, and Charlie Whitehurst (who hasn't started an NFL game).

Cleveland picked up Jake "Interception" Delhomme to go along with Seneca Wallace, who has been thus far a career backup.

Buffalo has two guys in Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick who have played so up and down (be it their fault or not) that it's hard to project which, if either of them will or should start week 1 and beyond.

The reason I bring this up is that I keep asking myself...what do you do if you're a team with so much uncertainty at QB?  We all know the feeling as even though Alex Smith is "they guy" right now...he's still as of yet unproven. 

If a QB falls in your lap in the draft (like Crabtree fell in ours last year, though he's not a QB) do you take him so you have another viable option at QB going forward?  Or do you decide that you'll get the best you can out of the guys on the roster and try and strengthen the team elsewhere?

What about released players, trades?  Is a team like Seattle really completely out of the QB market at this point having invested draft picks and a sizable contract in Whitehurst?  Or is there simply enough of an unknown surrounding the QB position there that getting a proven, consistent guy is still a distinct possibility?

Jason Campbell is rumored to be available at this point now that the 'Skins have acquired McNabb.  The only possible destinations for him (likely) are places without a solid QB in place.  But if you're one of these teams do you want to have 3 unproven QB's duke it out in camp (and pay their roster bonuses beforehand)?

What about Marc Bulger, who doesn't seem to want to be a surefire backup?  I think Buffalo is the best option for him (or Cleveland) but again...is this feasible or likely?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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