Originally Posted by mikegrimey
And just how many teams have star caliber talent at the backup QB position? My Bears friends were moaning about the same thing this week, it never occurred to them that, as backup QBs go, Jason Campbell isn't a bad option. Same with us, Leftwich isn't a bad backup QB at all, theres not a lot of star caliber QBs riding the bench. how would you upgrade the backup QB position?
Jerrod Johnson flashed in the preseason, but we kept veteran presence over a young guy. I'm not saying that's wrong, but it's costing us right now. I have confidence in Byron and think he can lead us to the playoffs, but Charlie right now isn't doing much. I understand it's like having a coach on the sidelines, but his role is becoming (in my opinion, has become) obsolete. With Ben this teams leader, I'm not sure having another guy like Charlie provides anything but an unnecessary cap hit.
But, completely agree with you. There's no team out there that has anyone but an average second string.