All things start and end with the quarterback in the NFL and after Sundays wild ride, the apple cart has been upset, superstars are falling and some new jacks are establishing themselves as the real deal.
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You have to start with the injuries to Aaron Rodgers and Jameis Winston, two Top 10 quarterbacks. Rodgers, who missed seven games in 2013 because of a broken left collarbone, broke his right collarbone after Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr hit him in the first quarter on Sunday. He could miss the remainder of the season, the team said.
Many football minds consider Rodgers the NFL’s elite signal caller and a perennial MVP candidate. Losing him surely changes the potency of the Packers. With Green Bay tied with the Minnesota Vikings atop a tightly-contested NFC North Division, Rodgers absence will have negative effects on the Packers playoff chances.
Breaking: Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone. There’s a chance he could miss the rest of the season. https://t.co/eclMetQ7GN
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston left the Bucs’ 38-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with a shoulder injury in the first quarter after a vicious hit and did not return.
Head coach Dirk Koetter said that X-rays were negative and that Winston would undergo an MRI today. Winstons status for next weeks game is still up in the air. With Tampa Bay coming into the season with very high expectations and with a current record of 2-3 which puts them in last place in the NFC South, losing their emotional and physical leader for any extended period of time would be disastrous. Winton is probably in the Top 3 in the league as far as value to his team goes.
Another QB goes down: Jameis Winston left today’s game against the Cardinals with a shoulder injury https://t.co/mh2z6auCvt
On the flip side, while Winston and Rodgers nurse injuries, Deshaun Watson has hit the NFL scene like when Diddy and Bad Boy dropped “The Benjamins.” The NFL’s latest rookie sensation has the Houston Texans (3-3) headed towards an AFC South title. Despite starting the season on the pine, Watson leads all NFL QBs with 15 passing touchdowns, more than any rookie in NFL history through his first six games. The Texans threw only 15 touchdown passes in 2016 with Brock Osweiler and Tom Savage.
Watson continues to make TSL look like geniuses and the NFL GMs who passed on him, look like fools. The Browns decided to take DE Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick in this years draft and on Sunday, as he said he would, Watson made the Browns pay for undervaluing him with his 225 yards and three touchdowns.
We knew Watson was the illest…Well, not just us, because Clemson coach Dabo Swinney called Watson “The Michael Jordan of the NFL Draft” back in January and most ignored it as hyperbole coming from his college coach.
Speaking with Pro Football Talk, Coach Dabo Swinney let his feelings be known on just how good his championship winning QB is:
“Hes humble, the same guy every day, and always ready, Swinney said of Watson. He comes to every meeting prepared. Thats how you change things, you change the culture, through for me its through discipline and recruiting, staffing and all that stuff. For them, its decision-making, its who you pick. And Im just telling you: They pass on Deshaun Watson, theyre passing on Michael Jordan. I mean, I dont know what the heck Im talking about, Im just an old funky college coach, but Deshaun Watson is the best, by a long shot.”
This is what happens when you pass on Deshaun Watson
The quarterback who was chosen over Watson hasn’t had a fraction of the former Clemson QB’s early success, but Mitchell Trubisky did win his first game as a Chicago Bear. Trubinsky completed a modest eight of 16 passes for 113 yards. The training wheels arent really off for Trubinsky yet. He wasn’t born ready like Watson.
The 0-6 San Francisco 49ers may have found a quarterback in rookie C.J. Beathard, who replaced the god awful Brian Hoyer in the first half on Sunday. Beathard led an admirable 49ers comeback and is looking like the quarterback of the future.