Sam Bradford (Dilip Vishwanat / Getty Images)
If the NFL has indeed become a passing league, then there are five NFL franchises who need to answer this question.
What are they going to do considering they have one of the five of the worst statistical quarterbacks in the NFL through Week 6.
Each of the following quarterbacks rank near the bottom of the NFL when it comes to the QB rating. The question is what can the teams do to 'cure' these blues and try to get the passing game back on track.
Case # 1 - Sam Bradford
(St. Louis Rams)
Last year it looked like Bradford was on the verge of become something special for the Rams, who currently sit at 0-5. Many thought he would bring excitement back to St. Louis. He finds himself with a 72.0 QB Rating and a paltry 53.8% completion rate while passing for 1,170 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Cure - Bradford has struggled to find the end zone with a lack of a red zone threat. The trade for Brandon Lloyd is going to help take some pressure off the young quarterback.
Case # 2 - Rex Grossman
Prior to their loss to the Eagles, some NFL pundits were touting that Grossman was the best quarterback in the NFC East for a 3-2 Redskins team. After his meltdown, Grossman found himself on the bench. So far this season he has earned a QB Rating of 66.5 with a 55.8% completion rate while throwing for 1,132 yards with six touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Cure - Grossman has shown us he can be good at times and really bad at others especially as of late. Knowing the Redskins coach can be unpredictable, a benching would be in order to help right the ship if possible.
Case # 3 - Kyle Orton
The decision has come during the teams bye week that Tim Tebow
was taking over for Orton as the starter of the Broncos. But was this the right move? So far this season, Orton has compiled a 75.7 QB rating for the 1-4 Broncos. He has been able to complete 58.7% of his passes for 979 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Cure - The team needs to move forward with Tebow since he was a first round pick. Orton makes perfect trade bait for the teams in need now.
Case # 4- Blaine Gabbert
The 1-5 Jaguars entered the season with playoffs on their mind, especially if coach Jack Del Rio was going to keep his job. And it was not too long before his decision to drop David Garrad led to Gabbert being forced into the starting quarterback role. In his first season, he has compiled a 71.1 QB rating with a NFL low 48.8% completion rate. Gabbert has passed for 717 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions.
Cure- Unlike some on this list, Gabbert has shown improvement with each game, except for his most recent one against the Steelers. Their only option is to stay the course and try to bring in more talent wide receivers to help him grow.
Case # 5 - Kevin Kolb
The Cardinals, sitting at 1-4, and some fantasy owners mortgaged the future on Kolb and what monster numbers they thought he was going to put up on the West coast. instead they were left with a QB rating of 77.2 and a completion rate of 58.7%. In 2011 Kolb has passed for 1,281 yards with a disappointing five touchdowns and six interceptions.
Cure - An supporting cast to help provide a receiving threat opposite Larry Fitzgerald. Until the team finds someone to be an additional threat, Kolb is going to struggle.
These numbers were gathered through Week 6 and were based on having at least 14 passing attempts per game. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Kerry Collins was omitted from this list because Curtis Painter has replaced him.
What other 'cures' do you think there are for the above mentioned quarterbacks?