The 2020 NFL regular season ended on Sunday.
To say it was an unusual year is an understatement. The league went through a season punctuated by the coronavirus pandemic, hosting games every day of the week for the first time in history. The Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens both experienced COVID-19 outbreaks that saw more than 20 players and coaches on each team contract the virus.
On the field, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes are the MVP’s favorites after helping their teams make the playoffs.
But what’s next for the teams that didn’t make the playoffs? NFL nation digs in.
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What went wrong: Despite missing the playoffs, the Dolphins’ 2020 season should be considered a success. They jumped from 5-11 to 10-6 in their second year of rebuilding, got significant playing time for rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, and went on to become one of the NFL’s top defenders. That stellar season showed Brian Flores’ growth as head coach and how he could be in Miami for a while. However, the Dolphins missed the playoffs due to offensive inconsistencies in tough AFC competition. Tagovailoa’s lack of downfield throws is worrying and an aspect he needs to improve in his sophomore year, but the Dolphins’ lack of quick offensive playmakers was clear and there are still questions about whether the offensive scheme and playcalling are the best fit for the boy QB. We’ll look back on the Dolphins’ loss to the Denver Broncos in week 11 as the game that may have kept them out of the playoffs, but Sunday’s loss to the Bills showed that the Dolphins are nowhere near AFC’s elite .
Biggest question out of season: Will the dolphins go all-in when building around Tagovailoa? Miami needs to find wide receiver, running back and offensive line upgrades to keep its offensive going above average next season. Fair or not, there will also be questions about whether Tagovailoa is the right man to lead them. The Dolphins have two picks for first and second rounds in the 2021 draft (including one that could go all the way up to 3rd place thanks to the Texans), coupled with plenty of room for salary caps to improve the route they take. After players in the trenches were upgraded in 2019, 2021 should be about accelerating the offensive. There will also be talks on whether Chan Gailey will return as offensive coordinator in 2021. The biggest problem is figuring out if the Tagovailoa-Gailey combo works. – Cameron Wolfe
What went wrong: The short answer? Quarterback Tom Brady left. But that really just scratches the surface, because even Brady would have had a hard time getting the Patriots to greater heights due to the lack of talent at the narrow end and the wide receiver. The Patriots were so one-dimensional on offense that the Arizona Cardinals played goal-line defense across the field because they saw no threat in the New England passing game. So this is where it starts, but it doesn’t excuse unexpected defensive battles that require an influx of talent in the first seven. A week 4 break from COVID-19 slowed quarterback Cam Newton & Co.’s early momentum, and it didn’t help that an NFL high-8 player checked out. However, these were secondary factors to the larger problem of a faulty roster with no talent in key areas.
Biggest question out of season: Who will be the quarterback in 2021? It’s the same question as last March, when Brady pulled the plug while in New England. There might be some fascinating options in the trading market (Jimmy Garoppolo? Carson Wentz? Matthew Stafford?) And this year’s NFL drafting class has some notable promises (the Patriots have the highest first-round pick since 2008). That said, the Patriots simply cannot return in 2021 with the same talent on the narrow end and broad receiver and expect the results to be different – no matter who throws the football. The way the opponents defended them in 2020 should make this clear to coach Bill Belichick. – Mike Reiss
New York Jets (2-14, 4th at AFC East)
What went wrong: Pretty much everything. Bad roster. Bad coaching. Bad luck. The result was a 0-13 start for the Jets, which included another sad performance of the offensive (32nd place for the second season in a row) that sealed the fate of coach Adam Gase. Worst of all, the regression of quarterback Sam Darnold, who got off to a brutal start, injured his throwing shoulder and never went more than 230 yards in 15 games. How could that happen in a 2020 season that is happy to pass? Gase fired himself as a playcaller and then claimed the job back – which didn’t help. In week 14, he also fired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. That helped, but it was too late. General Manager Joe Douglas did a terrible job creating this roster. it was so bad that it was in “Sell” mode until October. This wasn’t meant to be a rebuilding season, not after a 7-9 season in 2019, but he changed course when he saw the holes in his handicraft. Let’s face it: this season has been a complete embarrassment for the Jets franchise.
Biggest question out of season: Two questions actually: Who is the trainer? Who is the quarterback? With # 2 in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Jets will have to decide if Darnold is better than the best drafting QB who isn’t called Trevor Lawrence. Advice to Douglas: If you believe in Ohio state’s Justin Fields, or BYU’s Zach Wilson, or any other top prospect, pick them and trade with Darnold. The downside to keeping Darnold is that he still has a year on his contract, which leads to financial uncertainty after 2021. This is an important factor in the decision. Douglas will rely heavily on his new coach, especially if he is offensive. He might go the pro-coordinator path (Raven’s defensive coordinator Wink Martindale?) Or the college head coach (Iowa State Matt Campbell?) Because of his college scouting connections. More advice: Hire a CEO type, not a so-called guru who specializes in one side of the ball. – Rich Cimini
What went wrong: Cincinnati’s inability to win close games early in the season hampered the second-year rebuilding project under coach Zac Taylor. Combine those competitions with a 3-1 record against the sad NFC East and Cincinnati ends up well under a season with six or seven wins. To make matters worse, the Bengals lost rookie quarterback Joe Burrow in Week 11 to an end-of-season knee injury. One could argue that the Bengals’ main goal for 2020 – to keep Burrow healthy and develop him early in his rookie season – was unsuccessful. But it wasn’t all bad for Taylor’s group. The Bengals won two of their last three games, including the first against Pittsburgh since 2015, to show that things could be on an upward trend in 2021.
Biggest question out of season: Burrow’s availability for the start of the 2021 season is in doubt. Even though he’s getting his first benchmarks after his knee reconstruction surgery, it’s too early to know if he can make the progress necessary to start week 1. When Burrow can’t leave, the Bengals need a capable number. 2 Quarterback, that could be Brandon Allen, who played well at the end of the season. Cincinnati must find lasting answers even on the offensive. The right equipment and both guard positions must be firmly established at the beginning of the training camp. The Bengals need to better protect their franchise investments. – Ben baby
What went wrong: The Texans’ defense did not improve from the unit, which had a 24-0 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in last season’s playoffs. Rather than making notable additions, the team hoped that several young players would make progress in 2020 and that the parts were in place to prevent the loss of the D.J. Reader. Neither of these things happened when the Texans fought mightily to escape and put pressure on the quarterback. Houston finished last in the takeaway league. In a year when quarterback Deshaun Watson had the best season of his young career (one-season career highs in finishing odds, yards, touchdowns, and pass rating, and a career in interceptions), it was defense that did the Texans led to their third place in the AFC South.
Biggest question out of season: How do Texans deal with their defense, especially J.J. Watt and his future in Houston? It won’t be a quick fix to leveling up defense, especially without a first or second round draft pick. The biggest decision for the new general manager is whether Watt will wear a Texan uniform in 2021. With a year and $ 17.5 million (not guaranteed) left on his contract, it might make sense to trade Watts to get a draft capital. Watt has made it clear that he’s not interested in being part of any rebuilding, and if the Texans aren’t going to be serious contenders in 2021, Houston could move Watts to save money and allow him to chase a ring elsewhere. – Sarah Barshop
What went wrong: How much time do you have? Seriously, the two best are poor quarterback play and injuries / opt-outs on defense. Gardner Minshew didn’t improve on his rookie season, particularly in pocket comfort, opening receivers, and arm strength, and he got into the kennel by hiding a thumb injury. Mike Glennon and Jake Luton didn’t make it either, and the offense failed (other than James Robinson running back). Opt-outs due to coronavirus (NT Al Woods and CB Rashaan Melvin), retirement (DL Rodney Gunter for a heart problem) and injuries to DE Josh Allen, CB CJ Henderson, CB Sidney Jones, S. Josh Jones and S. Jarrod Wilson decimated a defense that wasn’t exactly talented at first. Allen didn’t get to QB when he was healthy and rookie DE K’Lavon Chaisson didn’t put much pressure on until the last three games. Just a lack of playmakers on this side of the ball. Oh yes, the loss of K Josh Lambo to injury also robbed the team of one of their most enduring players.
Biggest question out of season: Who is responsible? The Jaguars are looking for a general manager (owner Shad Khan fired Dave Caldwell on November 29th) and are expected to part ways with manager Doug Marrone after the season. The jaguars are the most attractive job in the league. You have number 1 (that should be Trevor Lawrence) and three more picks in the first two rounds and six more in the first four. There are a few pieces (Robinson, WR DJ Chark, Allen, LB Myles Jack, LB Joe Schobert) to build a solid base, and the Jaguars will have the biggest spot in the league (around $ 75 million). So Khan has to make the settings, whether it’s a GM first and he opts for Marrone or a GM / Coach package. As bad as things have been over the past decade (nine seasons of double-digit losses), the franchise is positioned to make a boom with the right people. – Mike DiRocco
What went wrong: From the moment linebacker Von Miller awkwardly stepped into a workout and ended his season with an ankle injury a few days before kick-off, the season became a long stumbling block. By week 17 there were 13 players in the injured reserve, including broad receiver Courtland Sutton, who knocked Phillip Lindsay and four defensive starters back. Cornerback A.J. Bouye has been suspended for violating the league’s PED guidelines. Quarterback Drew Lock’s Quicksilver game didn’t help. If you have to play a game without quarterbacks due to COVID-19 protocols and lost a week goodbye due to another team’s battle with COVID-19, you will receive a fifth playoff error in a row.
Biggest question out of season: Is Lock THE guy or not. His best work – a day of four touchdowns in a win over Carolina or the November comeback against the Chargers – is exactly what the Broncos want. But his revenue problems are big – 15 interceptions with three lost fiddles in just 10 start through week 16. By the time Football Operations President / General Manager John Elway speaks publicly about it, it is unclear how much wiggle Lock will have at the moment he is expected to be the starter is in the off-season, but the Broncos could boost competition in the position if sales continue in September and October. – Jeff Legwold
What went wrong: The Raiders were 103 seconds away from sweeping the Chiefs and improving to 7-3. Then Patrick Mahomes tore out their hearts, showed them, and took out a bite. Too graphic? Maybe, but the Raiders collapse after Mahomes led a last-minute game-winning ride on November 22nd was downright horrific with Las Vegas losing five out of seven to quit. The defense imploded and could not be trusted to end a game, not with certainty. Johnathan Abram (Chiefs), cornerback Keisean Nixon (Chargers) and cornerback Damon Arnette as well as Safety Isaiah Johnson (Dolphins) will all contribute to the skid in late game situations. Yes, Mahomes sent the Raiders into a tailspin they couldn’t recover from, and Defense Coordinator Paul Guenther paid for the defensive shortcomings with his Dec 13 job.
Biggest question out of season: Can the Raiders fix the defense who will be their next defense coordinator, and will their next draft class actually help? Yes, three questions, but they are all closely related. Coach Jon Gruden couldn’t trust the defense to end games against the Chargers and Dolphins … after firing Günther. Fans could ask for Wade Phillips to step up the defense, but a wiser bet could be that Gruden will face interim coach Raheem Morris as long as he doesn’t get the full-time appearance in Atlanta. And while 14 of the Raiders’ 25 draft picks have been used for defensive players since Gruden’s return in 2018, it’s there. The greatest needs are on this side of the ball. Still. – Paul Gutierrez
What went wrong: Injuries, inconsistent playcalling, inconsistent performances – with the exception of the Chargers’ jewel, rookie quarterback Justin Herbert. Defensive approach Justin Jones said: “We beat gold when we got Justin.” And they have to strike gold again to keep him healthy. The team had too many injuries, too many failed coaching decisions and kicks, and seven defeats with one point. This team has talent, the chargers just need someone strong. Is it trainer Anthony Lynn? It wasn’t all his fault, to be sure.
Biggest question out of season: Will Lynn have another year? Should offensive coordinator Shane Steichen stay? Should Defense Coordinator Gus Bradley stay? Or should the Spanos family do a complete overhaul? The team got rid of Ken Whisenhunt as offensive coordinator a year ago, so that didn’t work. Maybe stay with this crew and see where it goes? Lynn is a loyalist, and that’s not always a bad thing. Herbert seems comfortable with Steichen and Quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton. Maybe they should try again, especially with the way the team ended the season. – Shelley Smith
What went wrong: How about everything At least it seemed so early. The Cowboys were productive on the offensive (although revenue sensitive) to start the season, but terribly defensive. They allowed a franchise record of 307 yards in a week 4 loss to Cleveland. Things changed dramatically in Week 5 when quarterback Dak Prescott was lost to a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. Prescott had got off to the best start of his career, and in his absence it all fell apart. The defense struggled under coordinator Mike Nolan and the offensive once scored more than 20 points over a period of six losses in seven games, which left Dallas with a 3-9 record. It was too much to overcome in the end. Apart from Prescott’s injury, the offensive line was fraught with injuries. Proper tackle La’el Collins didn’t play a game because of a hip replacement. Left winger Tyron Smith played two games before the neck operation. Right guard Zack Martin missed six games with a concussion and a calf injury. The lack of continuity also played a role in tackling Ezekiel Elliott’s struggles, although it did play a role in why the running game stalled. Coach Mike McCarthy’s first season was far from what he and Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones expected. The hope is that his second season will be as fruitful as his second at Green Bay when the Packers made the 2007 NFC championship game.
Biggest question out of season: How can it be anything other than what happened to Prescott? Are the Cowboys Using the Quarterback Franchise Tag at a cost of nearly $ 38 million in 2021? After three attempts, can you finally reach a long-term deal on which projects should be the most valuable order in the team’s history? The cowboys saw how important Prescott is to their success. He apparently makes everything work. If the cowboys didn’t keep Prescott, how would that affect the locker room? Where would you find a suitable replacement? Could they try to draft a quarterback on the first round for the first time since 1989 when they picked Troy Aikman? Keeping Prescott could cost a lot of money or a long-term deal could result in some other players being cut, but it seems hard to believe that a team lucky enough to find their last two franchise quarterbacks – Tony Romo being left uncovered Players Free Agent and Prescott in the fourth round – would be so carefree if they wanted to start over from the position. – Todd Archer
What went wrong: In Week 2, the Giants lost running back from Saquon Barkley (knee), their only groundbreaking weapon, and the offense never brought it together. It was so rough that only the New York Jets scored fewer points that season. A big part of the problem was quarterback Daniel Jones, who didn’t take the next step in year 2. He was mostly fine in the second half of the season when he was healthy, but the Special / Splash litters weren’t there regularly. Sales were also an issue from the start, with Jones admitting he “pushed” to make games late in the season. The team was hoping to see more than nine touchdown passes in the past week this season.
Biggest question out of season: Will general manager Dave Gettleman stay? The Giants wondered if keeping the GM was the right move when they hired trainer Joe Judge last year. It has to be tackled again after this season. It’s been three years under Gettleman and the Giants don’t have nearly enough talent to be considered a serious contender. You still have insecurity with quarterback (the most important position on the roster) and the lack of an edge rusher and # 1 wide receiver is blatant. The Giants have lost at least 10 games in each of Gettleman’s three seasons. That’s just not good enough, even if they made progress in 2020. In the past off-season, the Giants did well in the free hand, but it might have been too little, too late. – Jordan Raanan
What went wrong: To sum up the Eagles’ 2020 season, look no further than the quarterback position. Veteran Carson Wentz fell sharply for the fifth year until he was used for the benefit of rookie Jalen Hurts for the final quarter of the season. Wentz finished with a 3-8-1 record as a starter. Philadelphia set a league record for the most offensive line combinations (13 in their first 14 games) as injuries continue to be an issue. The offensive of coach Doug Pederson was in the NFL in the lower third of the points per game and when passing yards. Pederson is a connector who excels in camaraderie and trust in a team, but has failed in adverse conditions, many of which were caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Biggest question out of season: How will the Eagles deal with their quarterback situation? They are financially committed to Wentz at $ 32 million per season and would absorb an unprecedented wage cap hit even if they traded it. Hurts has shown promise and earned the right to fight for the job. But keeping both callers on the roster could fuel a quarterback controversy that is already out of control. Wentz is not interested in being a backup and, according to sources, has announced to ESPN that he is not happy with how things are developing in the organization. There’s a lot to clear up this off-season. – Tim McManus
What went wrong: Detroit continued to rely on Matt Patrick’s plan, bringing in players who suited specific roles. It went wrong. It was based on Patricia and General Manager Bob Quinn’s vision for the team to thrive in 2020. That failed. The line of defense has never improved as a unit, despite Romeo Okwara’s appearance. The linebackers were still below par. The secondary player was injured and Jeff Okudah, No. 3 overall, was not a batsman for the first year. On the offensive, receiver Kenny Golladay was injured for more than half the season and the entire unit suffered from defense problems. Quarterback Matthew Stafford was good enough but had injuries to his right hand / thumb, rib and ankle by the end of the season.
Biggest question out of season: Will the Detroit Lions get it right this time? The team is aiming for further sales with vacant positions as general manager and head coaching. Detroit strives to do a thorough search, but even that isn’t always a winner. And Lions have seen many non-winners over the past six decades. So when you make sure they get the right tandem, it begins. What to do then with Stafford and Golladay is the first big decision for the tandem as they decide how much to tear down and how much can only be tinkered with on a team with three consecutive seasons with 10 or more losses. – Michael Rothstein
What went wrong: The Vikings couldn’t predict Michael Pierce would sign out or Danielle Hunter, Anthony Barr and Mike Hughes would get injured at the end of the season. Minnesota learned how difficult it would be to put inexperienced players in the starting roles and expect the same results on defense. The Vikings moved all-in on several moves suggesting they wanted to win in 2020 – they expanded Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook, and designed Justin Jefferson – but tried to rebuild with a defense that included nine players as of 2019 lost in 2020 they were no longer able to initiate groundbreaking stops. While the Vikings offensive line ranked 16th in the pass block win rate thanks to the game of tackles, interior space remains a major concern. And for the performance of the offensive, which finished sixth in yards per game, fifth in haste and 13th in the scoring, the Vikings often played from behind and relied more on their assault than on their broad receivers when they needed an offensive climb.
Biggest question out of season: Given the offensive and defensive needs, how will the Vikings prioritize their free hand and drafting decisions? Offense skipped defense as the team’s strength, but if Minnesota doesn’t improve on offensive line and find a better balance with running and passing play, it will struggle to improve. Might the Vikings consider drafting a quarterback if they don’t renew Cousins after his deal ends after 2022? On the defensive, Minnesota needs its injured and opt-out players to return and continue playing in high school and up front. – Courtney Cronin
What went wrong: The Falcons came into play in 2020 with manager Dan Quinn, who was given another chance from owner Arthur Blank after Atlanta won six of its last eight games in 2019. After a 0: 5 start, Blank fired a coach for the first time since then. Blank also dismissed General Manager Thomas Dimitroff, who had been with the Falcons since 2008. Raheem Morris took over in the meantime, and although the offensive was inconsistent, the defense apparently became all that Atlanta expected under Quinn. However, neither Quinn nor Morris could get the Falcons to finish most games – with blown leads of 16, 17 and 20 points – something that has haunted the Falcons since Super Bowl LI.
Biggest question out of season: Who will the Falcons hire as general manager and coach and what changes will they bring? When rumors surfaced in late October that QB Matt Ryan or WR Julio Jones could be traded, CEO Rich McKay said the new general manager would be in control of hiring decisions and “this will not be a situation where we will predetermine that. ” Roster for the next head coach and general manager. “The Hawks also have a big decision to make on who to include on the NFL draft, which could include Ryan’s successor, given QB talent in this year’s class. – Harry Lyles Jr.
What went wrong: The Panthers weren’t expected to be a playoff contender as NFL coach Matt Rhule revamped the roster in the first year. So it’s hard to tell that something went wrong. Even so, Carolina was more competitive than many expected and could have been on the hunt in the playoffs if Christian McCaffrey had run back and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater found a way to win close games. McCaffrey missed 13 games and Bridgewater was 0-8 in games where he had the ball on Carolina’s last possession and had a chance to tie or win. Win half of it and Carolina would have been there. The Panthers finished 26th in the red zone, and not having a running game within the 20 was a big part of it. McCaffrey had five quick touchdowns in three games. Nobody else had more than six.
Biggest question out of season: Can Bridgewater be the franchise quarterback as offensive coordinator Joe Brady called him? Bridgewater’s inability to run game-winning drives (see above) is cause for pause. Granted, Bridgewater had no start in nine games against Russell Okung and McCaffrey for 13 games. Left attack is the biggest offseason question behind Bridgewater. Bridgewater was also hampered by not getting a large, tight end as a safety valve, as Cam Newton had done for years with Greg Olsen. So finding one is a priority. Bridgewater should go into 2021 as a starter, but with a top 10 pick, the Panthers need to think hard about drawing a player with the potential to be the franchise quarterback. The ideal would be to find a player who can be nursed under Bridgewater for a year and then taken over, as Patrick Mahomes did with Alex Smith in Kansas City. – David Newton
What went wrong: The Cardinals finished the game 3-6, including three losses and four of five losses. In Woche 17 wechselten sie vom Wettbewerb um den NFC West-Titel zu einem Sieg-oder-Heim-Spiel, das sie verloren. Arizona verlor das Gefühl, wer es war – wenn es es überhaupt wusste. Während der gesamten Saison sagte Trainer Kliff Kingsbury wiederholt, die Kardinäle hätten keine offensive Identität, aber in Wirklichkeit taten sie dies. Es war Quarterback Kyler Murray. Als er ging, taten es auch die Kardinäle. Während der Niederlage in drei Spielen lief Murray insgesamt 61 Meter. Bis dahin hatte er durchschnittlich 67,1 Rushing Yards pro Spiel. Die Teams fanden heraus, wie sie Murray verteidigen und eindimensional machen konnten, und Kingsbury konterte nicht gut genug, um die Verteidigung auszubreiten und den Ball zu bewegen. Es führte zu Verlusten gegen Teams, die die Kardinäle hätten schlagen sollen, wie die Lions, Panthers, Patriots und 49ers. Und das kostete Arizona letztendlich einen Playoff-Platz.
Größte Frage außerhalb der Saison: Es gibt nicht nur einen, denn die Kardinäle müssen sich lange und gründlich mit dem Kader, dem Trainerstab, dem Schema und den Positionen befassen. Eine Frage, die in Arizonas Nebensaison eine wichtige Rolle spielen wird, ist, ob Cornerback Patrick Peterson einen weiteren Deal in Arizona bekommt oder zu einem anderen Team wechselt. Sein Deal läuft im März aus. Eine andere Frage ist, ob die Cardinals einen weiteren Top- oder Mid-Tier-Wide-Receiver hinzufügen werden – ob Larry Fitzgerald in den Ruhestand geht oder nicht.– Josh Weinfuss
Was schief gelaufen ist: Was nicht schief gelaufen ist, könnte die bessere Frage sein. Die meisten Probleme der 49er können mit einem endlosen Ausschlag von Verletzungen bei integralen Spielern in Verbindung gebracht werden. Unter den 49ern, die große Stücke der Saison verpasst haben: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, knappes Ende George Kittle, defensives Ende Nick Bosa und Dee Ford, Center Weston Richburg, Empfänger Deebo Samuel, zurücklaufender Raheem Mostert, Cornerbacks Richard Sherman und K’Waun Williams, und Sicherheit Jaquiski Tartt. Wenn all das nicht genug war, beschäftigten sich die Niners mit ihrem Anteil an COVID-19-Problemen, mussten nach Arizona ziehen, als Santa Clara County kurz nach Thanksgiving Kontaktsport verbot, und verbrachten sogar frühe Teile der Saison damit, unter zu üben apokalyptischer Himmel mit schlechter Luftqualität wegen Waldbränden in der Nähe. All diese Zutaten haben den vielleicht schlimmsten Super Bowl-Kater in der Geschichte der Liga verursacht.
Größte Frage außerhalb der Saison: Was werden sie bei Quarterback tun? Die Niners haben keinen Mangel an Dienstplanproblemen und wenig Spielraum, aber die meisten dieser Entscheidungen werden von dem abhängen, was an der wichtigsten Position des Spiels passiert. Garoppolo wird in den nächsten beiden Spielzeiten jeweils fast 27 Millionen US-Dollar auf die Obergrenze angerechnet. Dies ist ein hoher Preis für einen Spieler, der in den letzten drei Jahren 23 Spiele verpasst hat. Die 49er können mit wenig totem Geld weitermachen, aber dies hängt von ihrer Fähigkeit ab, jemanden zu finden, der besser für ein Team ist, das das Talent hat, sich zu behaupten. Garoppolo hat viel gewonnen, wenn er gesund war, aber angesichts seiner Verletzungsprobleme müssen die Niners zumindest ihre Quarterback-Tiefe verbessern.– Nick Wagoner