We’re two games into the NFL season and several starting quarterbacks are out due to injuries. We’ve compiled an updated list of starters and backup QBs for you, with Justin Fields, Davis Mills, Jacob Eason, and Jacoby Brissett named a starting quarterback in Week 3.
Let’s run down the injured starting quarterbacks:
- Andy Dalton from the Chicago Bears dinged his knee. He has a bone bruise and missed practice this week. Rookie Justin Fields, the future of Da Bears, will get his first NFL start. The Bears were hoping to wait a couple more weeks before they handed over the keys to Fields, but injury is opportunity.
- Tua Tagovailoa suffered fractured ribs in a blowout against the Buffalo Bills. Backup Jacoby Brissett will take over as starting quarterback in Week 3 against the Las Vegas Raiders.
- Carson Wentz suffered not one, but two sprained ankles last week against the LA Rams. Jacob Eason tossed an interception on his second-career pass, but he’ll get a full week of practice reps to prepare against the Tennessee Titans as the potential Colts’ Week 3 starter. If Wentz starts, it’s a game-time decision.
- Tyrod Taylor from the Houston Texans injured his hamstring in the first half against the Cleveland Browns. Rookie Davis Mills finished the game and the backup quarterback gets his first career start in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football. The Texans and Davis are home dogs in his debut start.
|NFL Week 3 – Starting/Backup Quarterbacks|
|Starting QB||Backup QBs|
|Chicago Bears||Justin Fields||Nick Foles|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Joe Burrow||Brandon Allen|
|Buffalo Bills||Josh Allen||Mitch Trubisky|
|Denver Broncos||Teddy Bridgewater||Drew Lock|
|Cleveland Browns||Baker Mayfield||Case Keenum|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Tom Brady||Blaine Gabbert|
|Arizona Cardinals||Kyler Murray||Colt McCoy|
|LA Chargers||Justin Herbert||Chase Daniel|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Patrick Mahomes||Chad Henne|
|Indianapolis Colts||Carson Wentz||Jacob Eason|
|Dallas Cowboys||Dak Prescott||Cooper Rush|
|Miami Dolphins||Jacoby Brissett||Reid Sinnett|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Jalen Hurts||Joe Flacco|
|Atlanta Falcons||Matt Ryan||AJ McCarron|
|San Francisco 49ers||Jimmy Garoppolo||Trey Lance|
|New York Giants||Daniel Jones||Mike Glennon|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Trevor Lawrence||CJ Beathard|
|New York Jets||Zach Wilson||Mike White|
|Detroit Lions||Jared Goff||Tim Boyle|
|Green Bay Packers||Aaron Rodgers||Jordan Love|
|Carolina Panthers||Sam Darnold||PJ Walker|
|New England Patriots||Mac Jones||Brian Hoyer|
|Las Vegas Raiders||Derek Carr||Nathan Peterman|
|LA Rams||Matthew Stafford||John Wolford|
|Baltimore Ravens||Lamar Jackson||Trace McSorley|
|New Orleans Saints||Jameis Winston||Taysom Hill|
|Seattle Seahawks||Russell Wilson||Geno Smith|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Ben Roethlisberger||Mason Rudolph|
|Houston Texans||Davis Mills||Jeff Driskel|
|Tennessee Titans||Ryan Tannehill||Logan Woodside|
|Minnesota Vikings||Kirk Cousins||Jake Browning|
|Washington Football Team
||Taylor Heinicke||Kyle Allen|
In the opening game of the season, Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a hip injury. Taylor Heinicke started for Washington in Week 2 on Thursday Night Football. Despite the short week, he led them to a one-point victory over the New York Giants. Heinicke will have a couple of extra days to prepare for the Buffalo Bills in Week 3, but the WFT is still an underdog by a touchdown.