What is the best strategy for selecting back-up QBs?
Do you choose back-ups with similar skill sets to the starter so that they can slot into the same offensive schemes should the starter get injured?
Do you choose back-ups with different skill sets so that they can be put in to change momentum when a defence is shutting down the starter? Or, as we’ve seen in recent years, to run the ball in short yardage situations?
Do you simply choose the most talented guys you have in camp regardless of how they fit in to the main offensive schemes?
I was thinking about this a fair bit in 2019 when the Argos decided to keep Franklin and MBT. I expected they’d release MBT in favour of back-ups more in the mold of Franklin, with the ability to scramble and run, but keeping MBT seemed to work out well (somewhat).
I’m quite interested to see where a lot of back-ups will end up in 2020–guys like Franklin, Jennings, Pipkin, Bridge, Davis, etc.