Originally posted by MiamiNiner:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
Originally posted by Bluefalcon61:
Originally posted by DaDivaRecieva15:
Originally posted by jreff22:
we may hold unto him until everything slows down then release him and grab him for the PS, really wouldn't surprise me at this point....and a rookie QB really isn't NFL ready...and why did SD let him go if he was so good?
Don't really need him if you have Phillip Rivers and Billy Volek as ur QB's. And it leaves a roster spot open for a position they need.
Tim Ryan commented that the NFL rule change doesn't require teams to keep 3 QBs anymore (That's what he said - don't know if that's accurate) and that the Chargers could very easily go with 2 QBs. He said that if the Chargers let go of Tolzien, his agent's phone would be ringing off the hook based on his performance in the pre-season. (and he made this comment early during Tolzien's playing time in the game).
teams have always been allowed to only carry 2 QBs, but the rule that changed was that the 3rd QB wasn't an "emergency position" on gamedays. So if your 3rd QB played it doesn't mean that your other QB's can't play in the game any longer, and the active roster went from 45 + 1 emergency QB to 46. so without a 3rd QB you can keep an extra DB or whatever active on gamedays.
Sorry but I didn't understand what you wrote
my bad, kind of rushed it.
the old rule was that the 3rd QB was an "emergency position." He didn't count against the active gameday roster limit of 45. But if he entered the game, no other QB could play in that game.
the new rule expands the active roster from 45 to 46, and removes the emergency position tag from the 3rd QB. So if he comes into the game it has no effect on the other QB's.
Teams aren't required to carry 3 QB's, and they weren't in the past. The only rule that has changed is how the 3rd QB effects the active gameday roster. And since you aren't required to carry a 3rd QB, the extra active roster spot can be used at another position--which is one of the "benefits" of only carrying 2 QBs.