2024 NFL Draft: How every team should tackle the QB position


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Teams that have a critical need

Chicago Bears

The Bears need a quarterback, and they have the No. 1 overall pick. They will take Caleb Williams there.

The more interesting question is how Williams fits with this offense. Shane Waldron runs a pretty traditional, McVay-tree offense but has a pretty detailed and well-developed drop-back pass game. Williams played in a mess of a unit at USC last season so this will be a breath of fresh air for the young quarterback. As long as he can color in between the lines and play within structure, there will be vertical throws to make here with DJ Moore, open intermediate routes with Keenan Allen and check-downs available with DeAndre Swift.

Washington Commanders

The Commanders signed Marcus Mariota as their backup quarterback and sent Sam Howell to Seattle for a package of picks. The deck is cleared for a true franchise quarterback in DC for the first time since Robert Griffin III’s electric rookie season.

There has been smoke and speculation about multiple quarterbacks at the second-overall pick. I’d take Drake Maye and never think twice about it if it was my choice. We’ll see if Washington’s brain trust agrees.

The Commanders have Kliff Kingsbury at offensive coordinator and the makings of a quality group of skill-position players. The offensive line is a question, but running backs Austin Ekeler and Brian Robinson have complementary skill sets. Whatever you think about Kingsbury’s passing concepts in Arizona, the run games were good. Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson have the potential to be maximized by an aggressive downfield passer. It’s not a perfect ecosystem but you can see a world where they successfully develop a highly-touted prospect.

Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota signed Sam Darnold in the wake of Kirk Cousins’ free agency exit but outside of a few segments of sicko football Twitter, no one really believes he can be an even middle-term solution.

The Vikings…

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Publish date : 2024-03-28 20:50:22

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