Last year the Denver Broncos proved you don’t need elite quarterback play to win a Super Bowl, but most teams don’t have the same level of defense as the Broncos and quarterbacks are still the easiest way to contend. Ted Nguyen (@RaidersAnalysis) joins Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) on the September 17 Breaking the Plane Podcast to discuss NFL quarterback play, his recent piece on Carson Palmer that appeared in the Washington Post, and whether the AFC West is the best division in football. This year seems to have brought more quarterback questions than past seasons, but with each week the picture becomes clearer. Other topics include:
- How has Carson Palmer looked while dealing with an injury and whether it is to blame for some of his struggles (1:28)
- The mixed opinions on Trevor Siemian after the Super Bowl rematch in Week 1 (4:06)
- A tale of two halves in the Kansas City-San Diego game and which showing the Chiefs are closer to (9:55)
- Can Phillip Rivers and the Chargers offense keep humming without Keenan Allen (13:55)
- The Raiders’ offense and how Derek Carr has improved under pressure (20:00)
- Do the Raiders have the athletes along the o-line to run a wide zone scheme (24:59)
- Which Raiders’ running back is better suited for their offense (28:17)
- Is the AFC West the best division in football (31:55)
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