5 NFL Quarterbacks with the Most on the Line in 2015

July 18, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If we're generous, maybe 10 quarterbacks can play the position at a premier level, and every year the rigid divide in talent among the rest is peppered with uncertainty.
At the very bottom, there's a group of often weary journeymen who are just happy they're hanging onto a career. It's here where you'll find the Houston Texans' Brian Hoyer and the Buffalo Bills' Matt Cassel, two guys who could actually be Week 1 starters before fading out of sight again fast. Their inclusion in any legitimate competition for a job shows how far quarterback desperation can reach.
But then there are the murky tiers in between. That's where careers begin to fizzle, or a quarterback finally starts to fulfill his potential. It's where descending veterans and rising young arms meet, with each going in the opposite direction.
The mid-to-low tiers are where quarterbacks have the most at stake. Often a spiral needs to be halted, or progress needs to be shown quickly to avoid the looming draft-bus...

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