NFL Free Agency: Top Five Free Agent Quarterbacks
The 2018 NFL off-season starts on March 14. As we move forward, the talk will be about free agency. Who are the top free agents in a certain position? What team will be looking to sign them? In the coming weeks, I will bring you the top five free agents at these positions. The first position we will look at is quarterbacks. Below are the top five free agents at the biggest position in the NFL and a free agency’s prediction.
- Drew Brees
Brees has made it perfectly clear that he wishes to stay with the New Orleans Saints. However, money always talks and there just may be a team that just offers Brees a hefty contract. So who could that team be?
The team with the biggest cap assets is the Cleveland Browns. Would it be ideal for the Browns to off up some money for the aging veteran? Probably not. Given that, they need more than just a QB. Nevertheless, the possibility is out there. In the end, I see Drew Brees re-signing with the Saints and finishing his career in black and gold.
- Case Keenum
Keenum had a career year with the Minnesota Vikings. He played his way into a big free agent payday. If I were the Vikings, I would be trying to find a way to make him the QB in 2018 and beyond. However, there is some talk that they want to move back to Teddy Bridgewater, who is also a free agent. Either way, the Vikings have a QB.
In saying that, a couple of other teams could use the services of Case Keenum. The Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills should be in the QB market. Keenum will come cheaper than some of the others. This would allow a franchise to also improve in other needed areas. Look for the Vikings to make a serious run at keeping Keenum.
- Teddy Bridgewater
There is nothing like having two QBs on the roster. Or at the least, two potential QBs. That is the case with the Vikings. While all three of their current QBs are set to be free agents, you can almost guarantee that they will sign at least one if not two of them. Starting with TB.
However, if the Vikings choose not to bring back Bridgewater, his services could be taken elsewhere. Teams like the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals are in need of a young, veteran signal caller. While Bridgewater has to prove he has recovered from his injury, he may have to do so with a different team. I look for the Vikings to try to keep Bridgewater. Although, in the end, I believe his services will be in a different uniform.[SeanNaylor2Ads]
It is well documented that McCarron won a grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals. That victory gave him the right to become a free agent. He was strongly chased by one team in particular at last season’s trade deadline. Nonetheless, his landing spot could be determined by our number one free agent.
The Browns had an agreement in place with the Bengals at the trade deadline. To their dismay, they forgot to send the confirmation email to the Bengals. Thus, I would consider the Browns as the top choice to land McCarron. He has worked with Hue Jackson and should have a small learning curve. Landing this young arm can help the Browns continue to move up.
- Kirk Cousins
Cousins, of course, is the number one free agent quarterback. He will have his choice of landing spots. Any team that is looking for an arm will be in this sweepstakes. In fact, Cousins should become the highest paid player in NFL history.
The Jets, Broncos, Vikings, Cardinals, and Browns should all be players in this game. I would not expect Cousins to be signed in the first-day. Especially with the number of suitors that he will have. Although the possibilities are there. When it is all said and done, look for Cousins to either be in a green and white uniform or an orange and blue one.
These five QBs could see new landing spots in the near future. Also, the grabbing of larger contracts. So, it is going to be interesting to see how these dominoes fall.
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