Moishe’s QB Musings

-The Bears might (should) use Mitchell Trubisky’s hip pointer injury as a reason to sit him in Week 12. He’s having an awful season, and he doesn’t seem to be good enough to be an NFL quarterback. Chase Daniel isn’t the answer, but a week — or more — off is probably best for Trubisky, the Bears, and the fans.

-I’m calling it right now: Teddy Bridgewater will be the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears in 2020. At least he should be. He can move an offense, read a defense, and avoid turnovers — perfect for a Matt Nagy-led team. No free agent quarterback in 2020 can do all those things as well as Bridgewater.

-Philip Rivers is done. At least he is if keeps playing like he has been the past few weeks. He still has talent and ability but he is simply making lazy and inexcusable decisions. He reminds me of a teammate that I once had on a basketball team. He was our starting power forward and our best low-post threat on offense. He was also our worst three-point shooter. Any time the game got to about an eight-point lead or deficit in the fourth quarter, he’d start hoisting up threes. It’s as if he didn’t care about the game anymore so he just figured that he’d shoot it and have fun. That’s how Rivers looks.

-Baker Mayfield’s final few weeks of the season will be what we were expecting all year long. He’ll lead some fantasy teams to a championship — if those teams could overcome Mayfield’s terrible first ten weeks and even make the playoffs.

-Lamar Jackson (based on stats) and Josh Allen (based on value) are the two fantasy football MVPs. And it’s not even close. Can Kyle Murray make that jump next year?

-Russell Wilson is the most adept running quarterback ever at avoiding hits and staying healthy. Compared to the career of Cam Newton, it’s astonishing how injury-free he has been.

-The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a new starting quarterback in 2020. Jameis Winston is headed toward a Jay Cutler-career at best: bouncing around from QB-needy team to QB-needy team because he has a cannon for an arm but never able to be a sustained winner because of turnovers. Winston might end up being a perennial starter and placeholder for a younger developing quarterback.

-Marcus Mariota is now a career backup.

-The top of the first round of the 2020 draft will see lots of movement as teams vie for an elite quarterback prospect. Tua Tagovailo’s injury notwithstanding, there are many exciting prospects expected to come out this and plenty of NFL teams desperate for a QB savior.

I am long-time fantasy football player (entering my 24th year), a long-serving commissioner of multiple leagues, and creator and designer of two leagues, including a one-of-a-kind contract league.