This year’s quarterback crop is, if nothing else, an interesting group. There’s top end prospects, but no one is the kind of sure-fire elite quarterback a franchise will mortgage the future to secure. There’s options down the ladder, but the lower a quarterback is selected, the more development that prospect requires.
Such a prospect won’t deter a team from taking a chance, but teams that do decide to pick up quarterbacks for development will also need some insurance, and that’s where free agency comes in.
A number of quarterbacks slated for free agency have the ability to step in as veteran mentors for young quarterbacks as well as being able to start for a team in need.
Michael Vick, Josh McCown and Matt Cassel, should they actually reach free agency, will be hot items for teams looking for stop-gap players that will allow them to put off directly addressing a need at the quarterback position for a year or two.no comments