Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season saw a number of high-profile starting quarterbacks suffer injuries across the league.
First, early in the team’s game against the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins starting Tua Tagovailoa had to be carried off the field and transported to the locker room. Jacoby Brissett took over for Tagovailoa.
Tagovailoa had bruised ribs, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, and x-rays were negative. On Monday, the Dolphins quarterback will have an MRI.
After running for 14 yards on the first play of the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears starting Andy Dalton came up limping. Justin Fields, a first-round choice of the Bears, took over for Dalton and finished the game.
Dalton came back on the Bears’ following possession, but only stayed for one series before heading to the locker room. With a knee injury, he was judged unlikely to return.
Before suffering a hamstring injury, Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor was having an excellent day against the Cleveland Browns, completing 10-of-11 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns (one rushing). Taylor was ruled out of the game and was replaced by Houston backup Davis Mills.
#Texans Injury Updates:
#89 WR Danny Amendola is out with a hamstring injury.
#12 WR Nico Collins is out with a shoulder injury.
#5 QB Tyrod Taylor is out with a hamstring injury. #HOUvsCLE
— Houston Texans PR (@TexansPR) September 19, 2021
In the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had a defender roll into his legs on a touchdown pass.
Carr was able to walk off the field and spend some time in the medical tent before returning to the game. Before the injury, the Raiders had a 16-7 lead and Carr had thrown for 282 yards and one touchdown.
In the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz seemed to have his right ankle rolled up on a sack.
Carson Wentz hobbling and Jacob Eason warming up.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 19, 2021
With approximately seven minutes left in the game, Wentz walked off the field, visibly in agony and displeasure, and backup quarterback Jacob Eason was seen warming up.
Before hurting his ankle, Wentz had passed for 247 yards and one touchdown.