Todd Bowles addressed the media at the NFL Combine on Wednesday, touching on a number of different topics, including the team’s uncertain quarterback situation.
Bowles was noncommittal on the future of incumbent starter Geno Smith. He said that Smith “has a good arm, he’s a good athlete, and he can throw the ball and make all throws.” But the head coach wouldn’t elaborate on Smith’s ability to be a No. 1 QB Justin Britt Authentic Womens Jersey until he meets with him and has a chance to fully evaluate the 2013 second-round pick and “what he’s good at, what he’s not good at, what kind of intangibles he has going forward.”
Smith was in the discussion for worst starting quarterback in the NFL last season, fighting for supremacy with the likes of Josh McCown and Blake Bortles. Smith threw 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, including three in the first quarter during a Week 8 loss against the Buffalo Bills. The showing cost Smith the starting job until Michael Vick proved equally horrendous a month later, prompting then-head coach Rex Ryan to revert back to Smith in December.
Using the low end of the league’s latest salary cap estimate, five teams are projected to be above the cap right now, via Over the Cap: New Orleans Saints ($23.5 million), Arizona Cardinals ($10.1), New England Patriots ($4.9), Pittsburgh Steelers ($1.7) and St. Louis Rams ($1.1).
Suh’s tag would be north of $26 million, thanks to the aforementioned signing bonuses applying in the final year of his deal, 2014. On top of that, the Lions already have $9.7 million against the cap in dead money for 2015 and that number cannot be eliminated. If he’s tagged, it’s K.J. Wright Authentic Womens Jersey there. If he re-signs, it’s there. And if he leaves for another team, it’s there.
Griffin is currently working with his private quarterback coach, Terry O’Shea. When he returns later in the spring for official practices with Washington, he’ll have another coach working with him after the team hired quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh.