AFC West backup QBs don't rate well

Maybe I am just too harsh.

Or maybe, just maybe, all four AFC West teams must hope and pray their starting quarterbacks don’t get hurt.

This week, our blog network participated in a project ranking the confidence rating on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the most confident. The complete NFL poll is here. I don’t have much confidence in any of the AFC West backup quarterbacks, who are all new to their teams this season.

The highest rating I gave was to Oakland and Kansas City, with a rating of 35. I gave Denver a 30 and San Diego a 15. All four teams were in the bottom nine of the NFL, and San Diego was the second lowest in the NFL.

I stand by my rankings. I love the starters in the AFC West, but they must stay healthy or their teams will be in trouble.

In other AFC West news:

  • The Chargers are hopeful veteran free-agent safety Atari Bigby can fill a gaping hole on their defense.

  • The Chargers signed former University of San Diego tight end/fullback Patrick Doyle. He tried out for the team last month. At best, he could be a practice-squad candidate this year.

  • Former Denver linebacker Nate Webster was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Ohio. He was convicted of having sex with a minor.