Backup Magic: NFL Backup Quarterbacks Came to Play in Week 8 and Three Will Start in Week 9



Packers quarterback Jordan Love.

Ethan K.

Last week in the National Football League, five backup quarterbacks took the stage. Four of those QBs were able to walk away with victories. 

Jets quarterback Mike White, making his first ever NFL start, was the star of the show in a miraculous 34-31 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. As of Sunday morning, the Bengals were the number one seed in the AFC playoff picture, but the Jets’ upset of Cincinnati knocked them down to the fifth seed with a 5-3 record. 

This week, we will see at least three backups getting the nod by their team. If Dak Prescott is unable to play, then we could see a fourth with backup Cooper Rush. 

White will once again start under center for the Jets as he hopes to relive his past week’s magic that led to a Jets win and his jersey being displayed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. 

Saints quarterback Jameis Winston tore his ACL this past Sunday, meaning Trevor Siemian should get the nod in Week 9. However, if second-string quarterback Taysom Hill is fit to play, Siemian may only get a few snaps. Either way, the Saints will have to start a backup quarterback on Sunday. 

Finally, we have the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, meaning backup Jordan Love will start in place of Rodgers on Sunday. This is exciting for many NFL fans, as Love was the Packers’ first round pick in 2020 and we are yet to see his first start. A talented prospect with a lot of potential, seeing Love’s debut could be very exciting. 

NFL fans across the globe will be looking forward to seeing some new faces get their opportunities to live out their dream on Sunday and hopefully get a magical victory. As they say, “any given Sunday.”