The battle for the No. 1 pick is starting to look like a logjam. A couple of teams have one win. Others have two, and a slew are at three. Who will be the ultimate loser/biggest winner? According to Tankathon data, here’s how they stack up heading into Week 10…
14. Las Vegas Raiders (4-5, strength of schedule .497)
Good luck to anyone trying to figure out what way the Raiders will go. However, the thought is if LV sticks with Aidan O’Connell as its starter, it won’t be as easy as clobbering the Giants.
13. Indianapolis Colts (4-5, strength of schedule .493)
This is one team we know won’t want a quarterback in the draft. Could the Colts look to move up for Marvin Harrison Jr.? That would be quite the family synergy for the franchise.
12. Washington Commanders (4-5, strength of schedule .476)
The Commanders won in New England. That should decrease the heat on Ron Rivera (for 60 minutes). Have to think this is another team that will not be in the QB market … unless a new coach isn’t sold on Sam Howell should it come to, um, pass.
11. Atlanta Falcons, (4-5, strength of schedule .420)
The Falcons need a quarterback. They can’t fall fast and far enough.
10. Tennessee Titans (3-5, strength of schedule .549)
Tennessee seems to like Will Levis. Will the Titans wind up with a top 10 pick? Top 5?
9. Denver Broncos (3-5, strength of schedule .521)
Sean Payton’s Broncos had the week off before heading to Buffalo. This should be more of a barometer of whether Denver has improved or played poor foes.
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5, strength of schedule .490)
The Buccaneers have lost four straight. They were out of the gate fast and everything has fallen apart. A brutal way to lose to Houston. The difference between winners and losers can be a thin amount of talent.
7. Green Bay Packers (3-5, strength of schedule .459)
The Packers should stay in the Tanking Rankings. They were unimpressive in beating a Rams team that had to go with Brett Rypien. Matt LaFleur is going to have an uphill climb getting this team back to a playoff contender level.
6. LA Rams (3-6, strength of schedule .521)
At least the Rams have this pick. That would have been a mess if it was gone from their numerous trades. And LA can move up in the first-round selection process if it continues to struggle. Good time to position yourself for a QB.
5. New England Patriots (2-7, strength of schedule .551)
Will Bill Belichick be around to make this pick? And if he is, would he trade back or keep it? Always intriguing in Foxborough.
4. New York Giants (2-7, strength of schedule .524)
So, you have a $40 million QB who is done for the year in Daniel Jones. Could you imagine if the Giants have to decide whether to draft a QB after paying Jones all that money? Talk about decisions you don’t want to have to make.
3. Chicago Bears (2-7, strength of schedule .479)
The Bears are in a no-win situation as they play the Panthers.
2. Chicago Bears via Carolina Panthers (1-7, strength of schedule .507)
The Bears are in a no-win situation as they play the Panthers, Part II.
1. Arizona Cardinals (1-7, strength of schedule .535)
Kyler Murray seems likely to return in Week 10. Will he bring Arizona wins and do the Cardinals want to wind up with so many wins they don’t have a shot at another QB? Another franchise in a tricky spot.