The position of quarterback is likely the most important position. This is true for teams whether they are run heavy, pass heavy, or even defensive heavy. The quarter back, other than throwing or handing off the ball, is responsible for being a game manager. This is something that takes years to master.
You may be wondering why I reminded you of this. Well if you haven’t heard two teams destined for seasons ending deep in the playoffs are with out their captains at the helm. With Teddy Bridgewater of the Minnesota Vikings out for the season with a torn ACL, and Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys out for 6-10 weeks with a fractured vertebrae, many questions surround these once hopeful teams’ seasons.
In week 3 of the preseason the Dallas Cowboys were in a show down with the recently hot Seattle Seahawks. On a scramble play Romo was taken down from behind while trying to slide, landing with the weight of Cliff Avril on his shoulders. Immediately Romo grabbed his back writhing in pain. Now if your a cowboys fan you were pry thinking, “Here we go again…”, while watching your franchise quarterback being helped off the field. A few weeks later, news got out that Romo would be out somewhere between 6 and 10 weeks.
Well, lucky for the Cowboys, Romo isn’t out for the season. This means if the Cowboys can get to week six with a .500 record, they might just be able to make a late season push for the play offs. The only question is, can they do it? If so, where do they start?
I’ll tell you where, Dak Prescott.
“But Baylor, He’s a rookie!” Exactly. He’s a very talented Rookie. To get a .500 the Cowboys need to win between 3 and 5 games. So why does this Matter?
With Prescott being a rookie, he has no NFL tape. That means the Cowboys coaching staff can do whatever they want with him and no team in the NFL will be able to prepare like they normally would.
With an unpredictable, athletic rookie behind a monster O-line, armed with the number 4 overall pick in Ezekiel Elliot, the Cowboys might just be able to scrape together some wins before the rest of the league catches on to Dak and his fellow rookie teammate Ezekiel.
Now what about the Vikings. With their quarter back out for the seasons after tearing his ACL in a non-contact drill in practice, the Vikings, and their fans, are searching for answers.
Fear not my friends in purple! Adrian Peterson is here to save the day (or season).
Arguably the best active running back in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has the potential to do enough damage to opponents’ defense to open up for Sam Bradford (A ridiculously underrated quarterback) to carve up.
The only issue that may be a point of concern is Bradford is known for being injury prone. If the Vikings O-line and Bradford can stay healthy, the Vikings can still be the scary team they boasted in the playoffs last year and going into the off season.