Sliding With Much to Prove
The Quarterbacks in this group have shown potential at some point in their career, but are in a make or break season this upcoming year.
26. Carson Palmer – Arz –
Palmer is only this high because of his time in Cincinnati prior to the injuries when he was an NFL MVP. He was a disaster in Oakland in his comeback tour, but has been given new life in Arizona. With Larry Fitzgerald and the rest of the receivers in Arizona Palmer is hoping the desert can rejuvenate his career in the same way it helped cement the career of Kurt Warner.
25. Sam Bradford – StL –
Injuries have followed Bradford from college to the NFL and have even spread to his receivers over the recent years. The addition of Jake Long at left tackle should help keep Bradford upright and allow him to live up to his massive contract.
24. Ryan Tannehill - Mia –
Roller coaster season for Tennehill in his rookie campaign. He started off slow, got hot and then flamed out toward the end. Miami has put the pieces around him to take off in the next few seasons.
23. Josh Freeman – TB –
Flashes of talent, but inconsistency has Freeman in a must perform season or he will be looking for work in 2014.
22. Mark Sanchez - NYJ-
Usually two straight AFC Championship appearances and the most road playoff victories in NFL history has a quarterback towards the top ten, but when the most memorable play in a season is labeled “Butt Fumble” that lands the quarterback closer to the bottom of the list.
21. Alex Smith - KC –
Smith was benched because of injury not performance. He flourished under coach Harbaugh and looks to bring that confidence with him to his new team. With Andy Reid in Kansas City, Smith will get a plethora of opportunities to sling the ball around the yard.
20. Mike Vick - Phi -
Vick being this high is basically a legacy pick for his time in Atlanta, which was on a phenomenal rise, until his prison sentence for dog fighting put an end to that. In his return to football with the Eagles he surprised as a back up, but since being handed the starting job he has been frequently injured and a turnover machine. How he meshes with new head coach Chip Kelly’s offensive system will be one of the more interesting stories in the NFL all season long.