It pays to have a deep roster in the NFL.
During the season, the starters will incur injuries that could make them inactive for some games.
Therefore, it helps to have reserves that can take the vacated spot and perform well.
This reality is more crucial at quarterback because they affect the offense on every snap.
Not to get ahead of ourselves, but @NFL Week 12 looks pretty, pretty good.👇🏻
Raiders at Cowboys
Bills at Saints
Steelers at Bengals
Buccaneers at Colts
Titans at Patriots
Chargers at Broncos
Rams at Packers
Vikings at 49ers
Browns at Ravens
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) November 22, 2021
The ball goes through him whether the team will pass or run.
That’s why it’s essential to have a play-caller who can take control during games.
In Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season, some backup quarterbacks should start for their teams because the starter isn’t playing well.
Letting them play may rejuvenate the starter’s competitive drive because they don’t want to lose their job
Here are three players that must start under center after warming up the bench for so long.
3. Drew Lock
The Denver Broncos remain inconsistent under Teddy Bridgewater‘s leadership.
In Week 10, they played to their strengths and gained a convincing win over the Dallas Cowboys.
However, things went sour in Week 11 because they couldn’t match the Philadelphia Eagles’ energy.
The Eagles had 216 rushing yards while Jalen Hurts threw for two touchdowns.
— Alex Hoy ⭐️⭐️ (@hoy01) November 15, 2021
Meanwhile, Bridgewater did not have a touchdown pass in that game, and the Broncos lost by double digits.
Denver is still in the hunt for a playoff spot, but a change at quarterback might rejuvenate the squad.
Head coach Vic Fangio can give Drew Lock a look and boost the Broncos against the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs in the next two weeks.
He might spark a glorious run to the postseason like what Tim Tebow did in 2012.
2. Mitchell Trubisky
It’s a sight that Buffalo Bills fans do not want to see.
However, it’s the change that the team might need because Josh Allen has been erratic as of late.
Allen threw five interceptions in their last three games.
While they did win one of those games, it came against the New York Jets, courtesy of Mike White‘s four interceptions.
Matt Nagy has now coached 20 games where Mitchell Trubisky wasn’t his starter.
He is 6 & 14 in those starts (with 2 of those wins against the Lions).
Remember when it was all the QB holding back the offensive guru?#firenagy
— B (@BShulkes) November 21, 2021
Mitchell Trubisky isn’t a pushover because he led the Chicago Bears to two playoff appearances.
Therefore, he knows how to win in the NFL, as shown in the Bears’ magical run to claim the NFC’s final playoff spot last year.
Seeing Allen on the sidelines while Trubisky takes the snaps is impossible given how much money they gave him during the offseason.
However, letting Trubisky take over in Week 12 may be the reset that Allen needed to play like an All-Pro again.
1. Taysom Hill
The New Orleans Saints have lost three straight games after their statement victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In that regard, Trevor Siemian‘s stock is falling.
He might need to sit for a while after throwing two interceptions against the Eagles.
If we're not playing Taysom Hill now, then how was it ever a QB competition between him and Jameis?
— Chris Gros (@ChrisNews8) November 21, 2021
Payton already had success with Hill last year when Drew Brees suffered an injury.
Therefore, it’s possible that having Hill under center again will turn things around for the Saints in Week 12.
They will be facing the Bills, which is by no means an easy contest.
That said, giving Hill the start might throw off the Bills’ defense because they prepared a game plan against Siemian.