Not a great class for free agent quarterbacks but some noteworthy names that will be sought after by a few teams
1. Brock Osweiler
Osweiler is an interesting story. Here is a guy who was drafted to be a top back up quarterback just in case Peyton Mannings health did not hold up. Osweiler was drafted in the second round of the 2012 the same year the Broncos signed Manning. The big question here is what John Elway wants to do at this position. It seems as if Osweiler has the talent to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. He beat a castrated Patriots team that entered the game undefeated, but he did eventually get benched in favor of Manning late in the season. Manning in the final games of the season has shown he might have another season left in him. I seriously doubt that he does. The guy can not throw, end of story. Unless your blind and religiously watch the world wide leader you are not aware of Mannings physical regression. Whether that has anything to do with the "alleged" HGH report by the network formally known as Al Jazeera America is somewhat of a debate. My prediction is that Manning will play his final game as a pony in the Super Bowl. Now this does not mean Osweiler is a lock to re-sign with the Broncos, a dark horse in this equation of course is Mrs. Manning. If I was John Elway I would take a serious look at her, although I am sure they are already doing. There's nothing that the NFL loves more then the Manning name and covering up widespread conspiracies. To me it is a no-brainer. It is called Human Growth Hormone (HGH) for a reason. Do not be surprised if we seem some cleavage leaking out from under center next year in Denver.
2. Sam Bradford
This guy is an interesting story because, to put it bluntly, Bradford Blows. Fans in Philly throw a party, have a day because not even the offensive guru goblin Chip Kelly could make this guy work in the NFL. Bradford may get one more opportunity from some loser franchise just trying to get asses in the seats with a "big" name quarterback. Bradford was one of the more hyped college athletes. He was toted as the guy coming out of Oklahoma, and for good reason. He had a stellar college career, winning a Heisman Trophy and being named All-American in the same year. The guy threw 50 touchdown passes in his Heisman year. In one year the dude threw for more touchdowns than my high school team has since that year. Truly it is a travesty that this man did not make in the NFL. A major shoulder surgery on his throwing arm and multiple surgeries to repair his left ACL (twice). Coming from a guy who was all-consensus running back in high school who had a major knee injury that derailed my career, I can tell you from first hand experience how much this sucks. But hey, Sam, I got a couple positions opening up here..... so call me?!?
Now Bob Griffin is not technically up for a new contract but one can only assume that his days in the country's capital are over. Griffin could end up in number of different jerseys. The Texans, Browns, Lions are all teams that I think will go after Griffin aggressively. Brian Hoyer is a backup quarterback, Bill O'Brien I think you know that too. Who knows whats happening in Cleveland with Johnny Manziel. Lebron dropping Manziel does not look good for his future with the city. Don't feel sorry for the guy he needs to get his ass out of the sinkhole that is formally known as the Cleveland Browns. The Browns seem like a perfect heap of shit for RGIII to bathe in. Deep inside the sewer that is that organization are a group of skill players who can compliment Griffin and his talent. What can you say about the Detroit Lions? They need something new, Matt Stafford can not get it done. He is the chubby faced casual bro you always see around town version of Jay Culter. A casual guy you can drink a beer with, grab a hot dog. He does not seem to have intangible mind to play the position of quarterback, hes got the arm (like Culter). Other teams that are dark horses or would make sense for him to land, LA Rams, the Niners, and the Jets. Nick Foles regressed this year and it will be interesting to see what he does in his second year under Jeff Fischer. I believe in Foles, good arm, had great success under Chip Kelly. Foles could have been just a product of a good offense under Kelly but that is still up for debate we will find out next season. Colin Kaepernick is a better running back then he is a quarterback, does not have the superior mind that most successful QB's do at this level, he lacks accuracy. But hey Enterprise Rent a Car doesn't have a strict tattoo policy, do they? The smartest move the Jets could make in the off season is a polite tip of the cap to Ryan Fitzpatrick and go after RGIII hard. The Jets have a young defensive front, but that is where the youth ends for them. They have aging superstars at almost every other position. Nick Mangold is an elder statesmen on the o line as well as D'brickishaw Fergerson. Both players are staples upon the offensive line. The secondary is another issue of age, with Darelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Calvin Pryor. On the exception of Cromartie those are very talented north of their prime guys. The linebackers are young but their staple upon the core David Harris, is 32. And if you look into the offensive skills positions they have Brandan Marshall, Eric Decker, both players showed this season just how dominating height and strength can be in the NFL. Even though they had dominating seasons, they are old. Adding a fresh RGIII, while risky because of the high profile injuries he’s had, would turn this team into a serious threat to the AFC East.
4. Colin Kaepernick
This guy doesn't belong in the NFL. He certainly does not deserve a starting job. But this is the NFL, the league that almost gave Jamarcus Russell a second chance at 265 lbs, and the same league that drafted him number 1 overall in the 2007 Draft. So undoubtedly Kaepernick will get a second chance somewhere. The only problem is he is owed 13.5 million on April 1st (guaranteed money for injury), and with a torn labrum that could jeopardize any plans the 49'ers had to move. Nobody smart would take Kaepernick at that number the way he had preformed last season, losing his job so SoCal bro Blaine Gabbert. Kaepernick has major problems with his game. One of which is his inaccuracy, a lot of which I think stems from his throwing motion. It looks like hes shock putting the ball, that can't possibly be an effective way to throw the football. Looking at his motion, it doesn't like he had complete control over the ball. Another major flaw is his inability to read defenses. He might have crazy athleticism and speed but he has a mind of mush. This problem is because of one of two scenarios. Scenario one: Kaepernick is lazy and does not put offseason time into studying defenses and coverage's like Brady, Manning, and Brees do. Scenario two: He's got a pile of rocks in that skull. Football is not very complicated almost anyone can understand concepts from the defensive side or the offensive side. If Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Aqib Talib, Randy Moss, Eli Manning, and LaDainian Tomlinson can understand football so can you Colin. LaDainian Tomlinson can't read and he has a higher football IQ than you Colin.
I really don't know where to put him next year.
5. Geno Smith
6. Ryan Fitzpatrick
I sorta already talked about him but the best choice for him is going back to the Jets and I am sure the Jets would love to have him back instead of grabbing a young flawed Quarterback they can wait it out with the eldermen Fitzpatrick until they find one in college that they really love. If the Jets don't want their team to implode, keep Fitzpatrick. A huge locker room divide would occur if they brought in someone else, maybe by the name of Colin Kaepernick.
No one does bro, no one.
7. Nick Foles
Very underrated Quarterback who was put into a very overrated offense and struggled. Only reason he is on the list is because of his rumors surrounding a return to Phili. The damage has been done to Foles. It just goes to show you the arrogance of Chip Kelly. He had a potiential future QB in Foles who fit perfectly in his system. An accurate QB who isn't great on making reads down the field but can sling it with the best of em. If Chip Kelly didn't trade Foles, he would probably still have his job in Phili. Now Foles is in a new system that is not tailored to his success. Who knows what system he would be put into back in Phili but if it is anything like the Chiefs offense with Alex Smith I see comeback performance laid out for him in Philadelphia.
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