Quarterbacks of the Future

Am I the only one who loves all the new quarterbacks in the league? Dak Prescott has been outstanding as the Dallas Cowboys starter this year. The Cowboys might actually have a quarterback who they want to replace Tony Romo. He is doing an outstanding job and he could potentially be an elite player in the future. The Cowboys just have to be smart and keep him as the starter.

Carson Wentz also has a lot of potential. He has some mechanical issues that he must correct, but with some time he might be able to really lead the Philadelphia Eagles to success. While he has declined a little in past weeks, we must remember he is still a rookie.

Trevor Siemian is doing okay, but people don’t really talk that he isn’t doing that great this year for the Denver Broncos. Their defense is fantastic which helps keep the target off him, but he needs to show improvement if he wants to be a franchise quarterback.

Brock Osweiler has not been doing a good job for the Houston Texans, but I don’t know if he would have done a good job with the Broncos either. I think people need to give him time to improve. They are so judgemental but the need to give the guy a chance. Him switching to the Texans from the Broncos really put a target for criticism on his back.

Derek Carr has the potential to be one of the MVPs of the future. He could be the person we talk about when Tom Brady and Drew Brees retire. He is definitely someone to keep an eye on and the Oakland Raiders need to make sure they keep him in Oakland. He is better every year.

Marcus Mariota is showing a lot of promise. He just needs to learn to cut down on the mistakes. Turnovers really can cost you the game. At least he is actually leading the Tennessee Titans to some wins.

Jameis Winston was more impressive last year, but he is still new to the league. I haven’t lost faith in him yet.

Blake Bortles I really, really liked a couple years ago, but I’m starting to lose hope in him. It could be that he is on a bad Jacksonville Jaguars team, but I’m just not impressed with him. I think he needs to switch teams. That might give him a chance to make it.

For a Cleveland Browns quarterback, Cody Kessler is doing good. I don’t know if he will be an elite quarterback in the future, but I do think the Browns should give him a chance. They have nothing else to lose.

Jared Goff is keeping the Los Angeles Rams bench nice and warm. Hopefully he will get a chance to at least show what he can do sometime soon.

-tvandmusicfan

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5 Reasons to Not Give Up on the NFL

Yesterday I wrote an article on why the NFL is losing popularity.  I decided to provide 5 reasons why now is a great time to actually be watching the NFL. The reasons are:

1). We Actually Have Quarterbacks of the Future!

Unlike past years, this year we are actually seeing some new quarterback talent that may actually turn into elite quarterback status one day. Derek Carr. Marcus Mariota. Dak Prescott. Carson Wentz. Now there is no guarantee these quarterbacks will end up being elite, but they are at least giving us more hope than recent quarterbacks we have seen. When they play, you can see them growing into something outstanding.  On top of those four I just mentioned, there are still others that might end up great. Jimmy Garoppolo, Jameis Winston, Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, and Cody Kessler. The last two names might be shocking to see, but they do have potential.  We all need to stop being so judgmental in a quarterback’s first season as a starter.  These players may not have been as explosive this year as some others, but there IS promise.  This is a great time to watch and get to know the future faces of the league.

P.S. Sorry Jared Goff. Maybe next year we get to actually see why you went number one in the draft.

2). Explosive Offensives

There are three types of fans: those who love offenses, those who love defenses, and those who love both.  To please two out of the three, we have some very high scoring offenses this year and that can be fun to watch. Even if the team ends up losing since their defense is below average, fans love shootouts. The New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, and San Diego Chargers know how to make games exciting and that makes fans want to watch.

3). Dominate Defenses

Yes this is the exact opposite of number 2, but I like said earlier, some fans love great defenses and we have that this year, too.  The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have outstanding defenses.  Even with struggling offenses this year, their defenses can make sure they stay in the game.  Their defenses let the age old debate about if offense or defense win championships stay around.  The last few years, defense does win the championship.

4). The Return of the Run Game

The passing game has been so focused on the last few years, but the run game is finally coming back. Now I am a bigger fan of the passing game, but a good run game is needed if you want a balanced offense.  Ezekiel Elliott and Jay Ajayi are some of the new run faces in the game and could be superstars.  As they get more and more popular, more and more teams will try to build their run game.  This will be great for the game.

5). The Dallas Cowboys are Good Again

Let’s be honest.  I don’t like the Cowboys. I don’t like Jerry Jones. I don’t like Tony Romo. HOWEVER, the Cowboys are America’s team and them winning is bringing new life back to the game. People either root for or against the Cowboys so them being relevant again brings back the love/hate relationship again and gets people talking.  This is good for the NFL.

Overall, while the NFL has some problems, people should not abandon ship. There is a lot to be hopeful about and you don’t want to miss out.

-tvandmusicfan