The New York Giants and Atlanta Braves will fight it out in the playoffs, and a couple of teams could find themselves without their best player in a few weeks.
The teams will meet on Sunday in Atlanta, when the Giants and Falcons will square off for the NFC South crown.
The winner will advance to a Sunday night rematch with the defending champions, the San Francisco 49ers.
Both teams have playoff hopes, but a win for the Giants could prove to be the difference, especially if they can win out and hold onto Matt Flynn.
It would give the Giants a chance to keep him for the season after his breakout performance against the Patriots.
The Braves are still in a rebuilding phase, and while they have one of the NFL’s best offensive lines, they need more help on defense.
The Falcons could use a boost, and they have been linked to Ryan Schraeder.
They could also use a new quarterback if their young franchise passer goes down with an injury.
But the Giants are still searching for their next quarterback.
With their star quarterback in doubt, the Giants have a few options on the open market.
They have Matt McGloin, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound veteran who has thrown for 3,000 yards in each of the past three seasons.
He is expected to be their quarterback of next season, but the Giants will likely have to make some moves before that happens.
The Atlanta Falcons have been rumored to be interested in signing Matt McGroin to a long-term contract, but Atlanta would likely have no choice but to let him walk if he wanted to stay in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Falcons could try to re-sign Flynn to a longer-term deal if they feel he can continue to develop.
They could also make a run at Schrader, who has the potential to be a top-tier starter for years to come.
If the Falcons make a trade, it could help them fill their quarterback void by bringing in a veteran backup.
The Jets and Arizona Cardinals could also compete for a quarterback in 2018.
The Jets are the favorites to win the NFC East, but if they fail to beat the Saints or Falcons in the wild-card round, the Cardinals could look to move on.
The Patriots are the favorite to win a playoff game, but they have a ton of work to do before they get there.
They can’t afford to lose quarterback Jacoby Brissett or their best defensive player, Dontari Poe, for a few games.