Before Michael Vick, RG3 or Colin Kaepernick, there was Randall Cunningham. He did things at the quarterback position that fans of the NFL and fantasy football hadn’t seen before … and have rarely seen since.
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Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Peyton Manning, Brad Johnson, Eli Manning, Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Mark Rypien, Mark Sanchez, Matthew Stafford, Tony Romo, Trent Dilfer
Quarterbacks are continually on the hot seat. Which is about as an obvious statement as saying that the Duke basketball team is rather polarizing. But which quarterbacks are on the hottest seats? How about Peyton Manning?
When Tony Romo went down in Week 6, Brad Johnson proved to be a less-than-adequate replacement. Enter Jon Kitna, signed by the Cowboys this offseason to be the team’s No. 2 QB. True to form, Kitna — a three-year starter in Detroit — had a creative way of characterizing his new role to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Free agency kicks off Friday, but there will be plenty of headlines before then. Here is a quick look at some of the moves that might be made between now and then:
Terrell Owens has averaged three fantasy points on NFL.com since Tony Romo injured the pinkie finger on his right hand. This week, with the brutal combination of Brad Johnson and Brooks Bollinger under center, Owens has two catches for 15 yards with a lost fumble against the Giants.
The Cowboys benched QB Brad Johnson to start the second half, but the initial results were not favorable. Backup QB Brooks Bollinger replaced Johnson on the Cowboy’s first series, and was intercepted on his first pass attempt by James Butler.
Despite the fact that Cowboys quarterback Brooks Bollinger took what one team official described as a “very minimal” number of reps with the starting offense, there is a pervasive feeling that he could play today for the Giants.
Questions have persisted about the Cowboys quarterback position since Tony Romo fractured his pinky during Dallas’ overtime loss to Arizona.
Cowboys inactives: QB Brooks Bollinger (3rd), S Pat Watkins, RB Felix Jones, CB Terrance Newman, G Kyle Kosier, G Joe Berger, OT Doug Free, LB Anthony Spencer.
NFL Network’s Lindsay Soto is reporting that Tony Romo will be the No. 2 quarterback behind Brad Johnson against the Rams. Johnson has a great matchup and warrants starting consideration in fantasy leagues, but there is at least a chance that Romo will come in if the veteran falters in the contest.
If Dallas quarterback Brad Johnson winds up starting for Tony Romo, Cowboys fans can rest easy. Johnson has filled in for two Pro-Bowl caliber quarterbacks in the past, and Dallas would happily take the numbers he turned in then now.
Tony Romo will miss four weeks with a broken pinkie finger. That’s a devastating development for fantasy owners who’ve leaned on the quarterback this season.
The Dallas Cowboys managed to have a little fun this week while preparing for Sunday’s game with the Bengals. Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reports that backup quarterback Rob Johnson lost a bet to WR Terrell Owens on the outcome of the Georgia-Alabama game.