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‘Bitter’ former NFL QB claims new method to becoming backup
Kyle Sloter was with the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2022 NFL preseason. (Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

‘Bitter’ former NFL QB claims new method to becoming backup

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BVM) — There have been some surprising QB cuts across the NFL in recent days including Colt McCoy, Bailey Zappe, and PJ Walker. This has brought criticism to some of these NFL franchises on whether they truly have the proper backup in place.

It is not just fans bringing up the argument, but a former backup QB as well.

Kyle Sloter, who has been with eight different NFL organizations, took to Twitter with his opinion on the matter.

Sloter questions the actual talent needed to be a backup quarterback in the league rather than the relationships you need to build. The reasoning may be a bit far-fetched, but he is right as far as the quality of the position goes in today’s NFL.

The most concerning situation in the league right now is in Arizona.

With Kyler Murray on the shelf, it was expected that Colt McCoy, one of the more respected backups in football, would take over for the Cardinals. They instead opted to cut the 36-year-old and trade for Josh Dobbs, who has played in 48 less games than McCoy.

There is clearly not a desire to win in 2023 for the Cardinals, but they have made it almost too obvious. 

Sloter would later follow up with discussing the free agency of Carson Wentz.

The last couple of years have not been kind to the North Dakota State alum, but Sloter is right here. If any team wanted to really secure their backup quarterback position, Wentz would be brought in tomorrow.

Sloter’s initial tweet gives off some “sore loser” vibes considering he is now playing for the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL, but that does not mean his point is not valid.

Nick Foles, Chase Daniel and Joe Flacco are definitely good enough to be rostered, but instead, they continue to sit at home.