We’re approximately halfway through the 2018 NFL Season and it’s time to evaluate each team. Read on to discover which franchises deserve A’s and which need F’s.
There will be a few NFL teams who can change their destiny during the second half of the 2018 season, but for the most part, the die is cast through Week 8. As such, it’s an appropriate time to pass out some midterm grades.
There have certainly been some great stories this year. Patrick Mahomes has the Chiefs playing some of the most entertaining football in recent memory. Expect Andy Reid and company to be happy with their evaluation.
On the other hand, guys like Jon Gruden and Hue Jackson need to make sure they beat their mom’s to the mailbox. They don’t want anyone to see these report cards before they can destroy them. Bad news guys, your grades are going to be out here for everyone to see.
Let’s get right to our grades with an NFC West team that needs a lot of work.
It’s hard to win games when you’re the worst rushing team in the NFL on offense and you’re the 30th ranked team at stopping the run. Unfortunately for Steve Wilks, that’s the position he finds himself in through eight games.
In fairness, the organization deserves credit for pivoting early from Sam Bradford to Josh Rosen. The rookie hasn’t been good, but Bradford wasn’t going to take this team anywhere. It’s better to let Rosen learn on the field than the sidelines.
The worst thing about the Cardinals season is the atrocious play of David Johnson. He’s only averaging 3.2 yards per carry this year. The team gave him a big contract and he’s not providing them anything close to that sort of value. Some of the blame goes to his teammates, but even when Johnson has a hole he hasn’t taken advantage of it.
This is clearly a lost season in the desert. They are focused on developing for the future and scouting draft prospects. That’s not going to earn them a very good grade.