Throws of a crisis

Attner, Paul
December 2005
Sporting News;12/30/2005, Vol. 229 Issue 52, p24
The article focuses on performance of several quarterbacks in recent times. In all, 54 quarterbacks have started at least one game, including four for the San Francisco 49ers. This clearly is a league with a quarterback crisis: Too many 30-and-older quarterbacks are nearing the ends of their careers with no replacements waiting, and too many young quarterbacks aren't ready to grasp the base fundamentals of being a pro, much less to assume star status. That leaves Jake Plummer, Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Delhomme as the only 30-plus players still in their primes. This offseason, the Miami Dolphins, the Tennessee Titans, the Detroit Lions, the Atlanta Raiders, the Washington Redskins, the Saint Louis Cardinals, the New York Jets, the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens need to address quarterback problems created by age, injury, ineptness or a mixture of all three. INSETS: A lack of luminaries;Let's fix this problem.


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