Backup QB plans: League-wide confidence

The recent items on backup quarterback situations carried confidence ratings on a 100-point scale.

I made these ratings for the NFC West teams without knowing how our other divisional bloggers would rate situations in their divisions. The ratings in the chart below would be different, in other words, if only one of us were providing them for all teams.

It was interesting to see the AFC West's Bill Williamson give the Chargers' Charlie Whitehurst a lower confidence rating than any of the ratings I provided for NFC West teams. That seems right. To be consistent with my relatively low rating for San Francisco, I would have ranked the backup situation in New England lower than James Walker did based on the Patriots' lack of experience behind Tom Brady. But my thinking on that isn't firm.

On with the chart ...