Some quarterbacks did not play up to their usual levels last season, but five of them are primed to play like themselves again.
It is typical of NFL players to have an off year, but there are several quarterbacks who did not play at the level fans are used to seeing them play at.
Here are five quarterbacks who you should expect to see bounce back in 2014.
5. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers does not technically qualify as a bounceback candidate since he played well when healthy, so he will stay at No. 5. However, he missed seven games with a broken collarbone, and he was still visibly not 100 percent when he returned in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears, despite throwing the game-winning touchdown pass. The Pro Bowl quarterback is looking to go back to playing all 16 games, and he will want to prove that he is the best quarterback to those who are doubting him.
4. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
Flacco had signed a hefty contract after leading the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory, but fans questioned whether he is really worth $120 million. They were proven right for the time being when Flacco threw 22 interceptions against only 19 touchdowns when completing just 59 percent of his passes. The Ravens finished 8-8 and didn’t return to the playoffs. Flacco has proven to be good at taking care of the ball in prior seasons though, never throwing more than 12 interceptions prior to 2013. Plus, he will have tight end Dennis Pitta returning healthy and Steve Smith joining the receiving corps.