These three NFL quarterbacks didn’t play well enough to earn another start after Week 12. That doesn’t mean that they won’t start anyway.
Week 12 of the 2022 NFL season officially began on Thanksgiving with three games. But the action continued on Sunday, and the quarterbacks were once again the talk of the day.
There were some great performances from quarterbacks on Sunday. Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars completed 78.3 percent of his passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns in the team’s 28-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Mike White led the New York Jets to a 31-10 victory over the Chicago Bears after throwing for 315 yards and three touchdown while starting in place of Zach Wilson.
Those were two good performances on Sunday. But then, there were the games from these three quarterbacks which were, well, bench-worthy.
3 NFL quarterbacks who played like they should be benched in Week 12: Kyle Allen, Texans
Yes, last week, we called for the Houston Texans to bench Davis Mills after a bad showing against the Washington Commanders. They gave a shot to Kyle Allen to provide a spark in the offense for their game against the Miami Dolphins.
Houston got off to a horrific start to the season. In fact, here’s how each of their offensive drives in the first half ended:
- Fumble returned for touchdown
In the first half, Allen completed 10-of-16 pass attempts. Not bad right? Well those passes went for a total of 49 yards. He also threw an interception that immediately resulted in the Dolphins scoring a touchdown one play later to extend their lead to 17-0.
Allen bolstered his statistics in the second half, albeit after the Dolphins began resting their starters with the game essentially won. On 39 pass attempts, Allen threw 26 completions for 215 yards and a touchdown, while throwing two interceptions.
It will be interesting to see what the Texans will do at the quarterback position when they play the Cleveland Browns next week. Whatever they choose to do, they’re in the driver’s seat to get the No. 1 overall pick.
Again, while we called for Mills to be benched, Allen didn’t necessarily do himself any favors to warrant another start.