As we head into Week 4 of the NFL regular season, there are a few starting quarterbacks still looking to get into a consistent groove. Some need a win to get them off the hot seat, while others look to piece together a string of strong possessions to propel them through the rest of the season. As the weekend approaches, let us look at which quarterbacks are desperate for a win:
Case Keenum, Washington Redskins
- W-L: 0-3
- @ New York Giants
At 0-3, Keenum is in danger of losing his starting position in Washington. Not all the blame is to be laid at the feet of Keenum, who plays for a team that’s towards the bottom of the league in rushing (30th) and turnover differential (27th).
Keenum has the deck stacked against him as he leads his team against the Giants, who are riding with rookie Daniel Jones under center. Luckily for Keenum, the Giants are 30th in points allowed and last in passing yards allowed.
Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
- W-L: 1-2
- @ Indianapolis Colts
Carr has only missed two games entering his sixth season as the Oakland Raiders quarterback. If the losses continue to pile up, he may end up on the sidelines.
Carr has led the Raiders offense towards the bottom of the league in points scored (29th) this season. He will be facing a Colts defense that is 13th in the league in passing yards allowed, which will be a true test. By comparison, Carr has thrown four touchdowns this season, while T.Y. Hilton has caught four touchdowns for the Colts.
Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns
- W-L: 1-2
- @ Baltimore Ravens
It may be too early to judge, but Mayfield is running out of time. The Browns offense have looked pedestrian this season. This week will be no different, as Mayfield will be matched up against Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.
Mayfield will be able to test a Ravens defense that ranks 27th in passing yards allowed, in hopes he can connect with Odell Beckham Jr. down the field.
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