FRAUD – Drew Lock
You can only make this list TWICE a year, and Drew Lock has already done that in record time. Lock stinks, and the Denver Broncos need to seriously consider a different quarterback for the 2021 season. QBR is a good metric to measure the talent of a quarterback in the NFL, and by that metric Lock has in fact one of the worst QBR’s in the league right now. Lock also has one more win than the backup quarterback on this team, Brett Rypien, and has thrown 10 INT’s to just 7 TD’s on the season. His completion % is absolutely brutal at 56.5 and the only wins he has to his credit are against teams with worse records than the lowly 3-6 Broncos. It’s clear that this guy is a bum. What a waste of a 2nd round pick.
FRAUD – Stephen Gostkowski
Hey Stephen, nobody cares if you've got multiple Super Bowl rings. You are now kicking your career directly into the toilet bowl, and if the Tennessee Titans make the playoffs, it’ll be "game over" if you are counted on to win the game with your foot. This guy has fallen to the rock bottom of NFL kickers this season, going a miserable 3-for-8 over his latest stretch of five games. If the Titans want to win games in 2020, they have to cut the dead weight with Gostkowski now. This guy is a shell of what he once was.
FRAUD – Bills Secondary
Congratulations Buffalo, you became the highlight of the weekend. De’Andre Hopkins sent you bums home packing in Week 10, and it wasn’t even close to be honest. Most teams try to bump a guy on those plays because they rarely throw flags on hail mary passes with no time remaining on the clock. The Bills defense did none of that, however, the unit as a whole has become soft. This Bills secondary is in fact the worst it has been in the past few years. You can argue they are average in most stats when it comes to first and second downs, but these Bills fail time and time again to stop teams when they need too. It showed itself against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and it will show itself again.
GOD – Matt Prater
This is another guy who is seemingly past his prime, sure, but Matt Praters makes kicks when they are important. Prater sealed the deal on Sunday to win a big game for the Detroit Lions at home over the Washington Football Team in Week 10. Prater blasted a 59-yard game-winning field goal to secure the 30-27 victory, and had the Lions had to rely on a guy like Gostkowski, well let's just say that Matt Stafford would’ve been asked to throw a hail mary instead. Insert De’Andre Hopkins here.
GOD(S) – The Pittsburgh Steelers
That’s right, the Pittsburgh Steelers are 9-0 and they remain undefeated in 2020 despite playing inside one of the toughest divisions in all of football. The Steelers have now taken a commanding lead in the AFC North race, and an entire week without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at practice actually seems to have helped. Pittsburgh heads to sunny Jacksonville next week to face the Jake Luton-led Jacksonville Jaguars, and 10-0 is clearly on the horizon. This team simply does whatever it wants on both sides of the ball, and I strongly believe that we have still yet to see the best game from these Steelers. That’s scary.
GOD – Alex Smith
Let’s give this guy some credit here. Alex Smith almost had a career-ending leg injury, and he fought back to play the game he loves. In just nine quarters of football, Smith has more than half the yards Drew Lock has over nine games (!), and Smith has also shown that he still has the arm talent to compete in the National Football League. Next season, Smith might indeed be a starting quarterback for another franchise if Ron Rivera elects to get something halfway decent back in a trade. The bottom line is that this guy is a true warrior, and he's still far better than many quarterbacks starting in the NFL today.