The Titans, Bears, Cardinals both remain in the playoff race with two weeks left. It’s uncertain what quarterback will lead the teams into Week 16.
Here’s a quick look at hanging quarterback situations around the league, including one non playoff contender.
Tennessee: Titans coach Mike Munchak wouldn’t commit to Matt Hasselbeck as his starter next week, which is a change from previous policy.
Jake Locker has looked good in relief efforts and Hasselbeck isn’t 100% healthy because of his calf injury. We’d guess that Locker gets the call against the Jaguars this week.
Arizona: The Cardinals are 5-1 with John Skelton taking the majority of snaps and 2-5 with Kevin Kolb. It’s uncertain who will start if Kolb is fully healthy this week, but Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic believes it will be Kolb. Despite Skeltonmania.
Ken Whisenhunt didn’t give much away on Monday, but Kolb was still struggling with post-concussion symptoms on Sunday.
The “all he does is win” argument is a facile one in any city. A lot goes into a quarterback’s record. The problem for coach Ken Whisenhunt is that his highly priced “franchise quarterback” and his second-year backup look roughly equal in talent.
Chicago: For now, Caleb Hanie remains the starter. Bears coach Lovie Smith didn’t seem to close the book on that changing during the week.
Cleveland: Browns coach Pat Shurmur admitted that Seneca Wallace could start next week, even if Colt McCoy is healthy enough to go. This decision could impact the playoff race because the Browns are in Baltimore this week.