5 NFL Quarterbacks likely to be benched in 2022

Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans NFL QB (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)
Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans NFL QB (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images) /
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NFL fans can see the wiring on the wall. There are bound to be changes at the quarterback position with some signal callers in danger of losing their job sooner or later in the 2022 NFL season.

Before the 2022 NFL season, there were question marks about a few quarterbacks. Dudes with backups who could take over if they falter. We are just a couple of weeks into the season, and a few of those guys have solidified themselves as starters. One of them is Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The former first-round pick had a historical week two performance in a comeback win against the Ravens. His backup, Teddy Bridgewater, may sit on the bench for the rest of the season.

Another name you won’t see on this is Carson Wentz. In the first few weeks of the season, Wentz did what he’s done for a while, showing off his talent. Against the Detroit Lions, Wentz threw three touchdowns to just one pick while completing just over 65% of his passes. Wentz is on pace to have his best statistical season as a pro, and he’s only 29 years old. The NFC East is winnable, and he’s shown last season that he can do just enough to win some games. Unfortunately for some of the guys on this list — they aren’t so lucky.

One NFL starter felt the pressure,  Ryan Tannehill. The countdown started in that horrible playoff performance. Without Derrick Henry, the former Miami Dolphin reverted to his norm. His performance led many to believe that the Titans would take a quarterback on day one of the NFL Draft, but that didn’t happen. They waited for Malik Willis to fall into their laps, and he became the first rookie to throw a pass this season, but he won’t be the only one.

5 NFL quarterbacks that should be benched in 2022

NFL, Mitchell Trubisky, Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

5. Pittsburgh Steelers Mitch Trubisky

Before taking the role as Josh Allen’s backup, Mitch Trubisky was part of a Chicago Bears team that made it to the playoffs. Last season, Ben Roethlisberger limped into the playoffs with a 9-7 record. Fast forward, the Steelers signed a mobile quarterback in Trubisky to act as a bridge guy to Kenny Pickett, who they drafted in the first round. In his first two games as a starter, the former North Carolina signal-caller hasn’t thrown for 200 yards. He tossed two touchdowns and an interception.

It’s surprising, given the number of weapons he has at his disposal. Diontae Johnson is a superstar in waiting. He’s a dynamic wideout capable of making big plays. There’s also Chase Claypool, who stands 6-foot-4 240 pounds capable of dominating vertically. With Trubisky at the helm, it won’t happen.

Fans have already started chanting for Kenny Pickett to start. Mike Tomlin is the type of coach who would cave under fans or media pressure. For that reason, the former Chicago Bear may be the safest on this list. However, if the offense continues to sputter, he could find himself wondering what his rookie quarterback could do.

If the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoffs, Pickett could get the nod to start in the last three games of the season. If Trubisky starts to fold, it could happen earlier.