Vance Joseph and Case Keenum in Denver?

  • When things go sour Youth Za'Darius Smith Jersey , an NFL team's fan base often points to two people: the guy calling plays on the sideline, and the man behind center trying to execute them.As we get deeper into the 2018 schedule, the futures of some coaches could be tied to how their quarterbacks have struggled  or outright flopped.Doug Marrone and Blake Bortles in Jacksonville? Perhaps. Possibly.John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco? Could be.Then again, each of those coaches could keep their jobs and have new QBs in 2019. And we know Jon Gruden isn't going anywhere in Oakland, though Derek Carr might head elsewhere.Nor is Pat Shurmur, despite a discouraging first year in the Jersey Meadowlands, likely to leave the Big Apple. But the status of a 37-year-old Eli Manning is in more doubt.It would be a surprise to see Adam Gase out in Miami. Considering how much he has been out of the lineup in his seven-year career, it would not be a stunner to see Ryan Tannehill depart the Dolphins.Let's take a look:NEW YORKManning is not a washed-up has-been. His arm remains strong, his knowledge of the game is irreplaceable and he has three enviable options in Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram.What he doesn't have is anyone who can block with any regularity. Manning is about as mobile as Shurmur, maybe less so, and when he doesn't get the necessary time to set himself, he's not likely to find a comfortable place to throw.Yes, it's time for the Giants to look for a replacement, but not necessarily someone to take over next year. How about finally improving perhaps the worst offensive line in the league and seeing what Manning can do behind it?Otherwise Womens Lamar Jackson Jersey , Carr could wind up an option as Gruden keeps wheeling and dealing.DENVERKeenum has another year to go on the deal he parlayed his best career season (in Minnesota) to get with QB-desperate Denver. Cutting him will cost a $10 million cap hit, so unless John Elway can work a trade for that prohibitive contract, Keenum figures to be back with the Broncos.The cupboard is bare behind him, especially after Chad Kelly got himself arrested and then released. Plus, Keenum once again has had to learn a new offense, and he's had some knee issues.Elway could be enticed to add a veteran who has won a Super Bowl, as he did with Peyton Manning (did someone say Flacco?), but only if he can deal Keenum.BALTIMOREFlacco, who's had a better (but not great) season than in recent years, is bothered by a hip injury. And his eventual replacement, Lamar Jackson, was chosen in the first round of April's draft.The massive contract Flacco earned after winning the 2012 championship as Super Bowl MVP was extended in 2016 and he is signed through 2021. But the Ravens can open up $10.5 million in salary cap space by releasing Flacco, 33, after the season, with a potential savings of $18.5 million if they designate him as cut after June 1 , which would damage his value elsewhere.He won't command the same kind of money on the open market, but he will command attention for his strong arm, solid leadership, willingness to play hurt, and, well, a pedigree that rarely reaches free agency with a few good years left.Gase in Miami certainly would like a QB who can get on the field regularly.MIAMIBrock Osweiler is the 19th starter since Dan Marino ended his Hall of Fame career. None has been a star, though Chad Pennington could have been had his shoulder not been so brittle.Gase would seem to be tied to Tannehill, who has played in five games this year, none last season, because of injuries. When healthy, Tannehill helped get the Dolphins to the playoffs as a wild card in 2016, Gase's first year in Miami. Then he was hurt for the postseason.Gase has been something of a QB guru in other stops, so a young guy who can stay in the lineup might be appealing. Or maybe a 20-something needing a change of scenery such as Jameis Winston or Bortles.TAMPA BAYPerhaps the most puzzling case of all because Winston, the top pick in the 2015 draft Baltimore Ravens Womens T-Shirt , should be a slam dunk as the future. He isn't.Winston is due $20.9 million next season, the final year of his rookie deal. That's way more than he is worth, and though the Bucs picked up his fifth-year option, they could release him in '19 and not owe him anything; 2019 is guaranteed only in case of injury, which is why some speculate Winston may not play again this year.He comes with lots of talent, but still lacks maturity. He has had off-field issues and was suspended for the first three games this season.Do the Bucs want to start over at the position, knowing Winston's potential remains sky high?JACKSONVILLEConvinced after coming oh-so-close to making the Super Bowl that Bortles could be their franchise guy, the Jaguars signed him to a three-year, $54 million contract that includes a $16 million salary in 2019. So there would be $16.5 million in dead money if he is cut.And, like Keenum, the numbers for a trade likely are prohibitive.But folks in Jacksonville believe, despite the current 3-6 mark, that the Jags are built to win soon. Maybe not with the struggling Bortles, however.This history team boss Tom Coughlin has with Manning adds some intrigue, but a move for a veteran to replace Bortles might target someone younger and more mobile.OAKLANDGruden has publicly backed Carr Baltimore Ravens Hats , but it's difficult to gauge if that support is strong or even real. Given his maneuvers to redo the Raiders, it appears with Gruden no one is safe.Gruden would love to find a Rich Gannon clone, maybe a Flacco or even a Nick Foles. And cutting Carr would create only $7.5 million in dead money, hardly prohibitive.Then again, Gruden has three first-round selections in the 2019 draft. Using one on a quarterback makes a lot of sense.AP Pro Football Writers Josh Dubow and Arnie Stapleton, and Sports Writers Tom Canavan, Steven Wine, Mark Long, Fred Goodall and David Ginsburg contributed.Report: Ravens’ Maurice Canady suffered a ‘minor strain’ during Friday’s practice During Baltimore’s joint practice with the Colts, cornerback Maurice Canady left the field early due to a ‘muscle strain,’ per Jeff Zrebiec. The good news for Baltimore is that this injury does not appear to be serious.“I think [Maurice Canady] had some kind of strain of some sort. We will just have to see how that responds. I don’t know exactly what happened, but that is the only one. It is not a serious injury, it is a muscle strain of some kind,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said, via the team’s official website.Injuries have plagued Canady’s short NFL career since being drafted in the sixth-round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He only appeared in four games during his rookie season before being placed on injured reserve because of a thigh injury. During training camp last year Baltimore Ravens Womens Hoodie , Canady suffered a knee injury that forced him to be placed on injured reserve. However, he was one of two players that the Ravens designated to return, and he appeared in the final eight games. He eventually took over as the team’s primary slot cornerback, and he was inconsistent for much of the year. Pro Football Focus graded him as Baltimore’s fifth-best cornerback last year. Jaylen Hill’s grade of 69.0 was slightly higher, but Hill did play significantly less snaps — 320 to 16. Canady is expected to transition back to the outside as Tavon Young has returned, but his versatility is among one of his best attributes. “It’s a huge deal to me to display my versatility on a daily basis. It really projects the player that I envision myself to be. I’m very excited about that,” Canady said, via the team’s official website.Against the Los Angeles Rams in Week one of the preseason, Canady had an impressive interception. He used his length and athleticism to jump in front of the ball and secure the interception.Since being drafted, Canady’s biggest issue has been his ability to stay on the field. It appears as if he will return to the field sooner rather than later, which is good news for him as his role in Baltimore’s defense is far from secure.