- Nearly a third of all NFL teams are preparing to possibly start backup quarterbacks due to injuries and other circumstances in Week 9. Many are inexperienced rookies or have limited playing time in the NFL.
- The New York Giants have a potentially concerning situation with rookie Tommy DeVito as their potential starter. He has limited experience and struggled in his brief playing time so far this year.
- Gardner Minshew of the Indianapolis Colts is the most reliable backup this week, with previous starting experience and solid performances so far this season.