Five NFL Teams Still Have Big Questions at Quarterback

Five NFL Teams Still Have Big Questions at Quarterback

In this Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. Former Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan says things went downhill for him in Washington because Robert Griffin III and team owner Dan Snyder both wanted the quarterback to become a dropback passer, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski, File)
In this Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

(USA Today) – There is nothing like a quarterback battle to steal all the attention at training camp.

And that is what is happening, for the most part, at five NFL camps this month.

There are just two spots that will be decided after open competitions: the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans. But even though Geno Smith of the New York Jets, Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins and Josh McCown of the Cleveland Browns are all penciled in as starters, they, too, are on notice. If they slip up, it could be a quick hook. They are squarely on the hot seat.

With intrasquad scrimmages this weekend and preseason games beginning next week, here’s a breakdown of each potential quarterback competition and the likely winner at each.

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