The 2013 NFL season officially gets underway tonight with the defending world champion Baltimore Ravens battling Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, and the excitement of the upcoming season is certainly evident around the league. We’re quite sure that Joe Flacco and Manning will start, but several other teams have waited until the final moments to reveal their plans as to who will be the starting quarterback. In New York, big surprise, rookie Geno Smith will start on Sunday for the Jets, replacing the team’s starting QB Mark Sanchez, who quite frankly has played himself out of a job,
The Washington Washington Football Team have made it clear that Robert Griffin III will start on Monday Night against Philadelphia despite “concerns” by the team surgeon. Coach Mike Shanahan would not elaborate on what those concerns were, but I’m willing to bet that the idea of Griffin starting an NFL game without the benefit of any on-field football action in “real time”. Hard to remember the last time a QB attempted such a feat, and with RG – 3 determined to start no matter what, it may be part of the reason the Washington Football Team kept 4 QBs. The decision begs the question of whether the Washington Football Team have full confidence in Griffin’s recovery, or whether it’s a move that they feel would bring some trade value if other teams might be interested in White, who shined during the preseason.
For QB Matt Flynn, this has been a weird roller-coaster ride. Flynn was Aaron Rodger’s back-up in Green Bay two seasons ago, but was destined for his own stardom, so he took off for Seattle, but this Richmond kid named Russell Wilson took the team by storm and in the process, took Flynn’s job. So this year, Flynn took off for Oakland, where it appeared he might get his wish to start in the NFL, only to be relegated to the bench yesterday behind 3rd-year man Terelle Pryor, according to reports out of Oakland.