Just thinking about the draft and the debate of if the Giants have a top n pick and "their" pick for franchise QB is there do they take that player and I looked around the league at QB's and their ages.
Not sure if this is normal, but it seems like quite a few QB stalwarts of the last 10+ years will be "turning over" in the next season to two/three.
Brady: 40 years old, under contract through 2019 (two more years after this one), Garoppolo could be the heir apparent, but they'd need to sign him or FT him next year and then have one more year of overlap somehow if they don't sign Jimmy G.
Brees: 39 in January, I'm not sure his contract will void, but if it does, he's a UFA after the season (and NO has a heavy dead money hit). NO has no franchise QB on their roster from what I know (Chase Daniel?)
Carson Palmer: 38 in December, under contract through next year (2018). Cards have no long term replacement on the roster (Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert)
Eli: 37 in January, under contract through 2019 (two more years), Davis Webb? Not sure if the Giants have a potential franchise QB replacement or not
Rivers: 36 in December, under contract through 2019, I don't think they have a replacement on roster (Cardale Jones?)
Ben: 36 in March, under contract through 2019, I don't think they have a replacement on the roster
also add in guys like:
Josh McCown: 39 next July, under contract only this season, maybe Petty or Hackenburg is a replacement
Now of these teams, the Patriots are competitive, at 3 - 2.
I think the Jets are a mirage and the Steelers QB play has been shaky at best to their 3 - 2 record, but mostly these teams could be in the hunt for QB's each year for the next few years in addition to teams like SF, CLE (possibly), and Buffalo eventually.
7 teams with starting QB's over 37 years old all with less than 3 years left on their contracts.
There will be heavy competition for QB's the next few years (stating the obvious?)