These 15 QBs face intense scrutiny
Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs
There were zero expectations on Cassel last season when he took over for a fallen Brady. That is no longer the case. In fact, Cassel is being counted on to lead a struggling football team back to the promised land, but without Wes Welker and Randy Moss to throw to.
Jason Campbell, Washington Redskins
The Redskins have been quite public about their desire to upgrade at quarterback, but as it stands right now, they are stuck with Campbell and he is stuck with them. Campbell isn't a great fit for Jim Zorn's offense and would be better off in more of a five- and seven-step drop attack that features more downfield passing. However, he is also a very hard worker, rarely turns the ball over and could be primed for a much-improved season.
Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
All the talking and drama surrounding Cutler is finally over. Now it is his turn to go out and produce. His talent is unmistakable, but the receiving supporting cast in Chicago is not what it was with the Broncos. Cutler has to prove to everyone that he truly is an elite quarterback who can elevate the play of those around him.
Jake Delhomme, Carolina Panthers
In a somewhat surprising move -- and one Carolina might end up regretting -- the Panthers extended Delhomme's contract even after a disastrous performance to finalize what was a very promising 2008 season. Not only did Delhomme struggle in Carolina's home playoff loss; he didn't finish the regular season strong, either. His best days might be behind him.
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