Topics this week include quarterbacks who could be on the market in the coming offseason and how the demands that come with being an NFL coach can take a toll.Quarterback market watchAs holiday shoppers make out their shopping lists, NFL teams already have theirs waiting, especially at the eclectic quarterback position, where teams have any number of ways in which they can spend their money.The list of quarterbacks who could or will be available in the coming offseason is of a much higher profile than in the past, but each quarterback comes with his own questions. Still, the following is a list of QBs that teams such as the Bears, Jets, 49ers and others will be sifting through:Tony Romo, Dallas CowboysThough Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has no plans to move on from Romo, many people around the league believe Dallas will end up doing so. If and when it happens, the return on Romo might not be as great as expected.?A random sampling of general managers revealed that Dallas could probably get back some sort of mid- to late-round conditional pick for Romo. One general manager predicted that Dallas would get back a fifth-round pick that could improve to a fourth, and another general manager projected the Cowboys could possibly get back a conditional mid-round pick for Romo, which provides a snapshot of the type of compensation the Cowboys could get should Jones decide to deal him. Plus, theres this: The Jones family and Romo are so close that they are expected to work together to find a comfortable landing spot for him. And when Romo selects the team that hed like to go play for, the team will be resistant to surrender any more than it has to, knowing that Romo has identified that franchise as the place he wants to continue his career.Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ersKaepernick is fully expected to void his contract after the season, allowing him to hit the market. Last offseason, the two teams that were most interested in him were Cleveland and Denver. After talking with the Browns, Kaepernick balked at going to Cleveland. As for Denver, the 49ers declined to pay about $4 million of Kaepernicks 2016 base salary, wiping out any chance that a deal would happen. But now Kaepernick can pick where he wants to go, and his decision will be among the offseasons most documented.Jay Cutler, Chicago BearsFor the first time during his Chicago career, Cutler has no more guaranteed money left on his deal. Should the Bears decide to trade or release him, theyll take only a $2 million salary-cap hit, but also will clear up an additional $13 million in salary-cap space. Many around the league believe Cutler wont return to Chicago next season, so the real question is where he will surface.Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay BuccaneersArguably the most attractive true unrestricted free-agent QB available, Glennons name has come up in trade conversations and intrigued other teams before. But now that his contract is coming up, hell be able to leave Tampa and go to the team that provides the best opportunity. Glennon is this years Brock Osweiler, a player who is trying to parlay limited playing time into a big-time contract.Kirk Cousins, Washington RedskinsIt will cost Washington a lot to re-sign Cousins, whos on an expiring contract, but it will cost the Redskins even more not to get a deal done. Playing on a franchise tag, Cousins has leverage over Washington. Either Washington re-signs him to a monster-sized deal, or its forced to put the franchise tag on him again to the tune of $23.943 million. Its hard to imagine that one of those things doesnt occur and that Washington allows Cousins to hit the free-agent market. But his cost is rising. As Cousins shouted last Sunday night, How you like me now?Johnny Manziel, free agentManziel would still welcome the chance to play football again one day. There have been players who have turned around their lives and careers, and Manziel would like to do the same. The question is whether hell get the chance. It could start in Canada, where he would get a chance to impress teams and try to earn another opportunity.-- Adam SchefterChallenges of coachingArizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians?health scare?early Monday wasnt his first, just as Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiaks earlier this season wasnt.Coaching has its tremendous benefits and blessings, but it also has its occupational hazards.It isnt a new story. It just gets refreshed every time an incident becomes public during the season.Its a great job, but stress and the challenges to your lifestyle have something to do with it, no question, said Dan Reeves, a 23-year head coach who is now retired. Theres no way you can say its not stressful. You worry about your family, you worry about players, you worry about people affected in the building, you worry about your staff and their families, and you do worry about the fans. Why? Fans are invested in the team, and when things go badly you feel like youve let them down, too.Reeves endured heart problems when he was 46 and 54, the latter occurring in 1998, when he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in December. He missed all of two regular-season games and returned to guide the Atlanta Falcons to their first and only Super Bowl appearance. Its something that Tom Landry, who was his mentor as well as his former boss when Reeves was a player and assistant coach, might have frowned upon.I actually put into practice some of what Coach Landry did when I coached under him, Reeves said. He wanted the staff to have dinner with your family and spend some time with your kids. He may have watched film at home after he did it, but he wanted us to have as normal a life as possible. He wanted us to be energized when we came into work, and we got there by 6 a.m.In fact, there were some memorable moments. One time another coach on staff bragged about watching film all night at the office. Mike Ditka was part of the staff then. When he heard that, as only Ditka can, he told that [assistant], It doesnt take as long for some of us to figure it out.Reeves good friend, Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, was notorious for his all-night marathon work and for sleeping a good portion of the week in the office. Gibbs has openly expressed regret for those habits.Joe has told me he wished he had had a role model like Landry, Reeves said.Tony Dungy had Chuck Noll with the Pittsburgh Steelers?and later Dennis Green with the Minnesota Vikings.Coach Noll wanted us fresh, rested and high-energy, and Coach Green did, too, Dungy said. Coach Noll didnt really want us in the office until 8 a.m.It sounds absurd to anyone coaching in todays NFL.Its a lost cause to try and get any sanity and common sense back into the coaching profession, said Bill Polian, the Hall of Fame general manager who was Dungys boss in Indianapolis. Even though Tony made sure he and his staff managed their time well, they still worked 90 hours over a seven-day week in-season. Most staffs are working more than 100-hour weeks, Id say. And they are fully engaged in work once the season ends until late June and part of July before training camp begins.Polian tried to make sure coaches had access to the same healthy meals as players during the week, though he admits there were some binge nights when wed bring in fried chicken on a Thursday.Aside from diet, getting coaches to stay physically fit is a challenge, but its an emphasis for some. Reeves recalls some fierce racquetball games with Landry and Ditka.It doesnt mean todays coaches ignore the necessities of a challenging lifestyle. It hasnt been public knowledge, but Miami Dolphins first-year coach Adam Gase has been known to hit the pause button for his staff around 5:30 p.m. to have a fitness time. It was a practice he first applied as an offensive coordinator in Denver and Chicago.I just didnt want guys to feel guilty working out, so if everyone is doing it, then no one thinks twice about it, Gase said.That addresses a modicum of internal peer pressure. The external pressure, though, still drives the profession.If you dont work the ridiculous hours, the guys feel morally inept, like theyre not doing everything they could do, Gase said. Coaches are actually incredibly healthy, tough individuals, but the demands can be excessive without any checks and balances. Very few jobs are like this. 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When healthy, were both one of the top teams in the league.The Cardinal were the defending Pac-12 champions and appeared to be a favorite to repeat after opening the season with three strong wins. A blowout loss to then-No. 10 Washington followed, triggering Stanfords first three-game losing streak in the Pac-12 since 2008, leaving the Cardinal needing two wins to become bowl eligible.Stanford (4-3, 2/3 Pac-12) has not been able to rely heavily on Christian McCaffrey, thanks to an undisclosed injury suffered against Washington State on Oct. 8. Last years Heisman Trophy runner-up did not play against Notre Dame and was held mostly in check in a loss to Colorado last week.The Cardinal will not have cornerback Elijah Holder and fullback Daniel Marx against Arizona, with offensive linemen David Bright and Johnny Caspers both listed as questionable.Arizona bounced back from an opening loss to BYU with a pair of victories, but has been decimated by injuries since then, leaving coach Rich Rodriguezs streak of bowl games in jeopardy.The Wildcats (2-5, 0-4) have seen their top two quarterbacks go down with injury and were forced to move receiver Samajie Grant to running back due to injuries and off-the-field issues. Quarterbacks Anu Solomon and Brandon Dawkins were back at practice this week, but running back Nick Wilson will be out an extended period of time after suffering a new injury in Arizonas last game against Southern California.Eventually you feel this isnt going to happen every year and its a freak-of-nature tyype of thing, Rodriguez said.ddddddddddddIts kind of strange. Its never happened to us and then last year it was the middle linebacker and this year its the quarterbacks and running backs. Its bad luck. Its just one of those things.A few more things to look for when the Wildcats host the Cardinal on Saturday night:STANFORD QB: Stanford has been mired in an offensive slump, so Shaw made the decision to name junior Kelly Chryst as the starting quarterback over fifth-year senior Ryan Burns. Burns threw for 1,058 yards and five touchdowns with seven interceptions while going 4-3 as Stanfords starter. Chryst, the son of former 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst, has appeared in 10 games over the past two years, throwing for 122 yards on 12-of-27 passing.ARIZONA QB: Rodriguez will have a decision to make this week with neither Solomon nor Dawkins appearing on the teams injury report for the first time since the opening game of the season. Dawkins was the starter in both of Arizonas wins, but did not play against USC on Oct. 15 due to a concussion. Solomon, Arizonas starter to open the past three seasons, has not played since suffering a knee injury in practice after the opening loss to BYU. Rodriguez has not tipped his hand on who will start against Stanford.WEAKNESS VS. WEAKNESS: Stanford has dropped into an offensive funk of epic proportions. Once one of the nations best power-football teams, the Cardinal entered Saturdays game last in the FBS in total offense with 299.1 yards per game. Stanford has scored 10 touchdowns all season and is 127th of 128 FBS teams in scoring offense at 17 points per game. Good news for the Cardinal is that their weakness will be going up against Arizonas. The Wildcats are 114th in total defense, giving up an average of 474.6 yards, and allow 33 points per game, 102nd nationally. Something has to give. ' ' '