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Which quarterback is under the most pressure in 2017?

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With Tony Romo gone from the Cowboys (if you hadn’t heard) and Dak Prescott firmly in charge at the quarterback position, Dak will have plenty of pressure on him in 2017.

Which got me to thinking (an admittedly rare occurrence): Which quarterback is under the most pressure in 2017? Which got me to even more thinking: Why not make that the PFT Live question of the day?

Pick one of the five names that we’ve picked for consideration, and/or drop a comment about how there’s someone off the board under as much or more pressure than any of the options provided.

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26 Responses to “Which quarterback is under the most pressure in 2017?”
  1. jjb0811 says: Apr 17, 2017 6:16 AM

    Not sure. But I do know Brock has the least amount of pressure while making $16m!

  2. jstew0103 says: Apr 17, 2017 6:21 AM

    Prescott…Dallas has pulled the trigger and moved on from Romo in support of Dak. And living up to that rookie season is going to be tough. However the supporting cast on offense in Dallas will help him with that pressure.

  3. grogansheroes says: Apr 17, 2017 6:21 AM

    I.m thinking none of the above. Wait until after the draft. If, say the Giants or Chargers draft a QB in the first round, then I would say Eli And Phil are under the most pressure. In fact, this could be Eli’s last year in Gotham.

  4. bobsacamano2 says: Apr 17, 2017 6:46 AM

    Colin Kapernick. Lol.

  5. offthelows says: Apr 17, 2017 6:53 AM

    I would at least include Andrew Luck in this poll.. he has been the most highly touted QB to enter the league since the 2012 draft. He had to cope with a terrible GM, but it’s time to produce in January and February.

  6. pastabelly says: Apr 17, 2017 7:09 AM

    Tom Brady to get Super Bowl #6. The Patriots have loaded up and anything less than a Super Bowl is simply not acceptable in Foxboro.

  7. riggo08 says: Apr 17, 2017 7:19 AM

    I think Joe Flacco is under the microscope also.

  8. mojodoa says: Apr 17, 2017 7:21 AM

    Damn, if Prescott happens to have a bad first game criticism could snowball. It’s deep in the playoffs or bust.

  9. theright0pinion says: Apr 17, 2017 7:24 AM

    Add Andrew Luck to the poll… time to live up to all the hype.

  10. LakefrontLegend says: Apr 17, 2017 7:39 AM

    Huge year for Cam

  11. wiley16350 says: Apr 17, 2017 7:39 AM

    It seems to me that you didn’t actually put the QB that should win this on the list. Blake Bortles was my first thought since he could very easily no longer be a starter if he doesn’t perform this year.

  12. JMClarkent says: Apr 17, 2017 7:46 AM

    I think Carson Wentz could be added to the list.

    The team got him two wideouts in free agency to show what we can do, though he is still young there is going to be pressure to show what he can do.

  13. wildfan13 says: Apr 17, 2017 7:47 AM

    Sam Bradford if the Vikes don’t do something about that O=line.

  14. dawoger says: Apr 17, 2017 7:57 AM

    Can we conclude that leaving minisoda’s Fred Sanford off this list signals the likely end of Turdy Toiletwater’s career?

  15. abninf says: Apr 17, 2017 8:37 AM

    The Cowboys are always under the most pressure.

  16. factschecker says: Apr 17, 2017 8:45 AM

    Is Carr is under the least amount of pressure because (by no fault of his own doing) he gets an entirely new fan base in a couple of years? Carr and Prescott are the two best QB’s on that list so I was shocked to see them on opposite sides of the poll?

    Cam being on this list is prefect place for him. The kiddy table. He doesn’t really belong at the adult table with Brady, Brees, and Rogers. I guess Wilson and Ryan are currently fighting over that 4th chair?

  17. scarletmacaw says: Apr 17, 2017 8:58 AM

    Nope.

    If Prescott, Carr, or Newton have a bad year they’ll be under pressure in 2018, but this year they’d have to really collapse to lose their free pass.

    Remove them. Add Bortles, Bradford, and Cousins to the list.

  18. toldlikeitis says: Apr 17, 2017 9:52 AM

    Scam had a bad a 2016 season yet remained pretty much free of scrutiny. The media loves protecting him.

  19. intrafinesse says: Apr 17, 2017 10:27 AM

    I’m torn between Jared Goff and Dak Prescott.

    Prescott far exceeded expectations and has the most to lose, so there is some pressure on him. But he was only a third round pick.

    Jared Goof, on the other hand, is likely a very expensive first round bust, than can get a GM fired. When you trade away that much draft stock, your job is on the line, so you start that player for at least 2 years before giving up. Thats 2 years that the team is aging, and its young players coming off their inexpensive rookie contracts, and your star players getting older.

    If Goof doesn’t have a decent year then he’s going to be wearing the bust label forever, unless he dramatically improves. And in the meantime, he’ll get the Rams GM fired.

  20. nfloracle says: Apr 17, 2017 11:04 AM

    Near as I can tell, Cam spent the entire off season dressing up like some alien from Planet Nutso who tweets in a strange language that is only understood by clothes hounds and linguists who study cultural icons.

    Cam seems to have spent the off-season forgetting entirely about football (other than to have shoulder surgery that’ll take even more time to heal), so I guess he’s not feeling any pressure to actually earn some of that $100,000,000 contract given to him by The Big Cat.

    With the way Cam’s behaved the past few months, I think that giant flushing sound some of us Panther fans are hearing in our sleep may well be the 2017 season swirling down the commode. I hope not, but the signs aren’t good.

  21. bkostela says: Apr 17, 2017 11:17 AM

    Cousins and Wentz should be on there.

  22. radrntn says: Apr 17, 2017 11:27 AM

    easier question is to say who was the most disappointing last year, and has the most to prove this year- Cam

  23. ajames35 says: Apr 17, 2017 11:38 AM

    Carr and Prescott are the two best QB’s on that list so I was shocked to see them on opposite sides of the poll?

    Cam being on this list is prefect place for him. The kiddy table.”
    ——

    Haha. Let the hate FLOW through you. I love Carr and Prescott, but until one of them wins a single playoff game, let’s hold off elevating them above Cam.

  24. sn19 says: Apr 17, 2017 1:30 PM

    I like how you put Glennon on the list – almost like any of us Bears fans are somehow under the impression this team is built to win more than 4 games no matter how he performs.

  25. darksidecowboy says: Apr 17, 2017 4:36 PM

    I’d say it’s Aaron Rodgers, time is ticking.

  26. stlouisfan says: Apr 18, 2017 11:12 AM

    Carson Palmer , whoever the QB is in Houston , Prescott , Wentz , Goff , Newton. Carson Palmer is at the end of his career and the Cardinals window is closing. The Texans have a good team and are missing a QB so there will be pressure for him to win. Prescott will be expected to produce the season he had last year and if he falters , the Romo ghost will start to appear. Wentz and Goff are expected to be saviors in Phil. and LA. Goff doesn’t stand a chance. Cam Newton on potential alone.

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