The Browns Spent Over $100,000 On A Study To Find The Best QB

The Browns have long eyed the 2014 draft as the time to finally get a franchise quarterback. According to reports from both CBS Sports and ESPN, they spent over $100,000 to commission a thorough analytical study to determine the best QB available. The study's reported conclusion? Teddy Bridgewater is the way to go. » 5/08/14 1:54pm 5/08/14 1:54pm

Which NFL Teams Have Started The Most Quarterbacks, 1999-2013?

As has been noted, when Jason Campbell led the Browns onto the field in week 8 he became the team's 20th starter since the 1999 season, their first back in the NFL after the Art Modell saga. Intrigued, we decided to compile data on the rest of the NFL's starting quarterbacks over that time period, which you can see in… » 11/20/13 2:30pm 11/20/13 2:30pm

Joe Flacco, The Big-Armed Oaf Who Saved Baltimore

Joe Flacco has played five full seasons in the NFL, and in each one, he has thrown for less than 4,000 yards and completed less than 64 percent of his throws. He has never been sacked fewer than 30 times, and he has never thrown more than 25 touchdowns. Flacco turns 28 tomorrow. He'll be a free agent once the season… » 1/15/13 3:15pm 1/15/13 3:15pm

Alex Smith Has A Good Shot At Setting An NFL Passing Record This Season

It's been more than a month since Colin Kaepernick became the man in San Francisco. The Niners were 6-2, and Alex Smith's numbers were sparkling—not just for his supposed game-manager image, but up there with anyone in the league. And then Smith took a couple of hard hits in the first half of a game against the Rams.… » 12/19/12 3:25pm 12/19/12 3:25pm

Mark Sanchez Will Stay The Jets' Starter, Reportedly Against The Wishes…

Despite Greg McElroy's season-saving drive against the Cardinals—the most celebrated 5-for-7 in team history, perhaps—Mark Sanchez is still the Jets' quarterback. Sanchez will start Sunday in Jacksonville, McElroy will return to holding a clipboard, and the Jets drama train rolls on. » 12/05/12 9:40am 12/05/12 9:40am

Last Night Reminded The World That Blaine Gabbert Is Hopeless And Chad…

We wondered in September why the Jaguars had refused to bench Blaine Gabbert (pictured above, on his ass)—their woeful second-year quarterback—in favor of Chad Henne, their slightly below-average (serviceable!) young veteran backup. Since then, Gabbert's play has, uh, I guess we could say picked up: he now ranks 29th… » 11/09/12 2:05pm 11/09/12 2:05pm

Once Upon A Time, The Jets Were Willing To Bench Mark Sanchez

Drew Stanton was a Jet for all of a week. He signed to be the backup to Mark Sanchez, but other events intervened. Peyton Manning decided on the Broncos, so Tim Tebow became expendable. The Jets traded for Tebow, at a not-insignificant cost in both draft pick and money, and Stanton was the odd man out. The Jets spun… » 10/12/12 1:20pm 10/12/12 1:20pm

Grand Quarterback Pronouncements Based On A Few Preseason Drives

There were six less-than-meaningless games across the NFL last night, twelve chances for fans and media to judge and project their quarterbacks over an entire season based solely on a quarter of half-speed action. That's the entire point of preseason football—unrealistic expectations take wing. » 8/10/12 11:15am 8/10/12 11:15am

Tyler Palko Is Not The Next Kurt Warner

During Monday Night Football last week, Ron Jaworski briefly speculated that Tyler Palko was following the Kurt Warner archetype, of a guy who bumbles around for a while before finally getting his shot in the NFL. As Jaws pointed out, Kurt Warner didn't get his first NFL start until he was 28 years old—just like Palko. » 11/28/11 10:40am 11/28/11 10:40am