Last season was without a doubt the ‘Year of the Quarterback.’ With that being said, a lot of pressure is one for QB’s thisyear, some more than others. Here’s my top 10 list of QB’s under the most pressure for the 2012-2013 season.
10. Carson Palmer - Oakland Raiders: I wouldn’t put Carson Palmer in my top 10 overall QB’s, but if you’re talking about top QB’s to watch this season, he makes the cut. Palmer was once thought to be the next Manning-like QB for the Cincinnati Bengals. That obviously didn’t work out. Now that he’s had a full offseason with his new team, it’ll be interesting to see if he can put up numbers like he did before his devistating knee injury.
9. Kevin Kolb - Arizona Cardinals: Again, in top 10 QB conversation, Kevin Kolb would be nowhere near this list. But with all troubles in Arizona, you can’t help but want to look at the stat at the end of the game to see how he did. The Cardinals front office gave Kolb a huge contract before he ever really proved anything in the NFL. Because of that, they now need to hope that he pans out the way they thought he would. This could be Kolbs last chance to prove that he should be the starting QB for an NFL team.
8. Josh Freeman – Tampa Bay Buccaneers: It wasn’t long ago that Freeman really wowed fans with his exciting playmaking abilities. He came in last season looking to build on that success, but fell very short of expectations. Tampa really made strides to get better this year, signing such free agents as Vincent Jackson and Carl Nicks, all of which should, in theory, help Freeman get back on the right path of success. READ MORE…