NFL Pre-Season Football Quarterback Rotations

Aug 8, 2010

Quarterback rotation is one of the most important aspects of handicapping preseason football, especially in an era where head coaches are neurotic about keeping their starting quarterback healthy.  While knowing each team’s quarterback rotation is extremely important, a successful sports investor must also study the rotation depth of each team.  For example, is there a substantial disparity in talent between the starting quarterback and the backup, and how athletic is the #3 and/or #4 quarterback on the team?  Moreover, knowing how long the coach is going to play his various quarterbacks is critical during preseason, and this information can be readily found by reading the team’s local newspapers.  With with these handicapping tips in mind, please find below each team’s 2010 preseason quarterback rotation:

  1. Arizona Cardinals: Matt Leinart, Derek Anderson, John Skelton, Max Hall
  2. Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan, Chris Redman, John Parker Wilson, D.J. Shockley
  3. Baltimore Ravens: Joe Flacco, Troy Smith, John Beck
  4. Buffalo Bills: Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Bohm, Levi Brown
  5. Carolina Panthers: Matt Moore, Jimmy Clausen, Tony Pike, Hunter Cantwell
  6. Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler, Caleb Hanie, Dan LeFevour
  7. Cincinnati Bengals: Carson Palmer, J.T. O’Sullivan, Jordan Palmer
  8. Cleveland Browns: Jake Delhomme, Seneca Wallace, Brett Ratliff, Colt McCoy
  9. Dallas Cowboys: Tony Romo, Jon Kitna, Stephen McGee, Matt Nichols
  10. Denver Broncos: Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn, Tim Tebow
  11. Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford, Sean Hill, Drew Stanton
  12. Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn, Graham Harrell
  13. Houston Texans: Matt Schaub, Dan Orlovsky, John David Booty
  14. Indianapolis Colts: Peyton Manning, Curtis Painter, Tom Brandstater, Tim Hiller
  15. Jacksonville Jaguars: David Garrard, Luke McCown, Trevor Harris
  16. Kansas City Chiefs: Matt Cassel, Brodie Croyle, Tyler Palko
  17. Miami Dolphins: Chad Henne, Chad Pennington, Pat White, Tyler Thigpen
  18. Minnesota Vikings: Brett Favre, Tarvaris Jackson, Sage Rosenfels, Joe Webb
  19. New England Patriots: Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Zac Robinson
  20. New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees, Chase Daniel, Sean Canfield
  21. New York Giants: Eli Manning, Jim Sorgi, Rhett Bomar
  22. New York Jets: Mark Sanchez, Kellen Clemens, Erik Ainge, Kevin O’Connell
  23. Oakland Raiders: Jason Campbell, Bruce Gradkowski, Charlie Frye, Kyle Boller
  24. Philadelphia Phillies: Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick, Mike Kafka
  25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Byron Leftwich, Dennis Dixon, Charlie Batch, Ben Roethlisberger
  26. St. Louis Rams: A.J. Feeley, Sam Bradford, Keith Null, Thaddeus Lewis
  27. San Diego Chargers: Philip Rivers, Billy Volek, Jeff Crompton
  28. San Francisco 49ers: Alex Smith, David Carr, Nate Davis, Jarrett Brown
  29. Seattle Seahawks: Matt Hasselbeck, Charlie Whitehurst, J.P. Losman
  30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Freeman, Josh Johnson, Rudy Carpenter, Jevan Snead
  31. Tennessee Titans: Vince Young, Kerry Collins, Chris Simms, Rusty Smith
  32. Washington Redskins: Donovan McNabb, Rex Grossman, Richard Bartel, C. Brennan

Before making your next NFL preseason wager, be sure to review the quarterback rotation guide above to learn which teams have good depth at that position.  In the end, wagering on preseason football can be extremely lucrative, but doing your homework is a prerequisite to having any kind of success.