As Hall of Famer Terrell Owens once said, ‘Get Your Popcorn Ready.’
Never before has the league seen so many marquee quarterbacks hit the free agent market at once, either due to the team making the decision, or the player wanting out.
There’s more than one Hall of Famer who will be on the QB list that is available, which is hard to believe, but it should make for some fun television viewing.
Here’s some predictions of where we see some of these big name QB’s going, and what teams are going to have to settle for drafting and molding their quarterbacks.
1. Tom Brady to the Oakland Raiders
He’s done with New England and wants a fresh start, what better way to make that than with a monster splash with a new team in Las Vegas. He and Gruden will make magic, but it won’t be enough for another Brady Super Bowl.
2. Philip Rivers to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
He moved to Florida for a reason. The Bucs with a quality QB would have been in the playoffs last season, and with Rivers and his leadership and experience will be able to make the Bucs at least a wild card in 2020.
3. Jacoby Brissett stays with the Indianapolis Colts
The Colts liked what they saw from Brissett last season, and he’s under contract to them with the two-year deal he inked in early September. They’ll draft their next QB this season at some point.
4. Cam Newton to the Miami Dolphins
The second biggest offseason surprise will see Cam go to South Florida to take the QB reigns from Ryan Fitzpatrick, and a healthy Cam can help the Fins win 8 games in the suddenly Brady-less AFC East. They will draft a QB of the future in later rounds.
5. Taysom Hill to the Carolina Panthers
In another shocker the Panthers make a mega offer to Saints restricted free agent QB Taysom Hill to come be their full-time QB. Hill breaks the bank with a four-year deal worth $44 million, and the Saints (of course) have no choice but to let him walk.
6. Teddy Bridgewater signs, and Justin Herbert gets drafted 6th to the Los Angeles Chargers
With no Philip Rivers anymore the Chargers need to come up with a plan at quarterback, so they do a veteran/rookie combo with Bridgewater coming via free agency and Herbert coming via the draft for Anthony Lynn. Bridgewater starts the season with Herbert having an eye on being the QB of the future.
7. Joe Burrow drafted #1 by the Cincinnati Bengals
Burrow is the golden child of the 2020 Draft Class, and the Bengals jump on the Burrow bandwagon, making him their future and allowing him to mature with Andy Dalton moving into the backup role.
8. Quarterbacks’s Staying Put
Drew Brees stays with the Saints, the Cowboys finally ink Dak Prescott to a new deal, Mitch Trubisky is back as the Bears starter, Ben Roethlisberger makes a full recovery and is back with the Steelers.
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