The Saints and Steelers are looking to backups to fill in for injuries at the quarterback position while rumblings might have the Giants looking to the future with a poor performance from Eli Manning thus far.
Giants Eli Manning out, Daniel Jones in?
We start with the most intriguing sound bite of the day from Pat Shurmur in New York.
Per a source from our @TheCodeBreak1, the Giants are not happy with how things have gone to start the year. The source also stated that it is about an 85% chance that Daniel Jones will get his first NFL start next week. Is this the right move? Do they move Manning? This story is still developing, so there will be more info to come from the Overtime Heroics team once we have it. As the drama builds in New York, two other teams face tough roads ahead without their starting quarterbacks.
Ben Roethlisberger Out For the Season
In yesterday’s game against Seattle, Ben Roethlisberger left the game in the first half with what ended up an elbow injury. Roethlisberger had an MRI today to determine he tore his ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. Per Head Coach, Mike Tomlin he will have season-ending surgery this week. Speculation that he will ever play again surfaced, but was quickly squashed by sources within the Steelers’ organization. This injury does allow the front office to evaluate Mason Rudolph before the 2020 draft. With a potential top pick coming, it will be important to know if Rudolph can be the future.
New Orleans Saints in Trouble?
Drew Brees‘s thumb injury occurred against the Rams yesterday in LA. It was reported today as a ligament tear that requires surgery. The Saints will be without their Hall of Fame quarterback for six weeks.
With Brees out, the Saints will turn to Teddy Bridgewater to run Sean Payton’s high-powered offense. Does this kill the chances for Brees to win another Super Bowl? Can Bridgewater find the talent that made him a high second-rounder under the tutelage of Payton? Can Teddy be the future? All questions that the Saints will try to answer over the next six weeks.
So in the end, two potential playoff teams in the Saints and Steelers turn to their young backups in hopes they can salvage the season. While the Giants may look to turn the page on Eli Manning. What a Sunday in the NFL.