The NFL season can dramatically affect one’s confidence — in either direction. Sometimes what you thought you knew in August turns out to be dead wrong. Sometimes you’re happy about that, and sometimes you’re not.
Which brings us to the latest edition of ESPN’s Quarterback Confidence Index, also known as the toughest one yet.
Remember, the index ranks each team’s confidence in its overall quarterback situation. It does not simply rank starters, assess 2017 performances or predict who will be good the longest. We have to factor in health — short term and long term — age, contract situations and quality of backups.
Which makes things confusing when you factor in the following:
With all of that in mind, this thing has been shaken up — starting right at the very top.