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QB turnover - happening soon in NFL - causing competition

pjcas18 : 10/9/2017 8:34 pm
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?)
Add the Redskins  
FStubbs : 10/9/2017 8:38 pm : link
If Cousins bails at the end of this season.
Exactly Why  
Sammo85 : 10/9/2017 8:46 pm : link
We will be taking one in the 1st Round.
RE: Exactly Why  
TheGhostofBlueGuy : 10/9/2017 8:48 pm : link
In comment 13640128 Sammo85 said:
We will be taking one in the 1st Round.

Mayfield in the second!!
Point is  
pjcas18 : 10/9/2017 9:02 pm : link
teams are aggressive when it comes to trading up for QB's - the Giants are one example. Redskins, Eagles, Bears even KC in the past few years (longer for WAS) aggressively traded up for QB's.
If you think you can draft THE GUY,  
81_Great_Dane : 10/9/2017 11:04 pm : link
you go and get him, as the Giants did with Eli, and the Broncos did with Elway.

And if you go get him, and you are wrong, and he's JUST A GUY, you are fucked for a few years. Sometimes you get Peyton Manning, sometimes you get Ryan Leaf. Sometimes you get RGIII, sometimes you get Russell Wilson.
I like Mayfield.  
Giant John : 10/10/2017 12:24 am : link
I like football players and that's what the kid is. He is a winner and will make a good pro.
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