Extra Points: Quarterbacks, Newton, Vince Young

This NFL offseason should have one of the busiest quarterback carousels in recent memory. This April’s draft class is widely regarded as being light on day one starters, and as such at least a handful of teams will be in the market for veteran starters. Vets like Joe Flacco, Ryan Tannehill, and Nick Foles will all be on new teams whether through trades or free agency. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports took the time to break down the quarterback situation for nearly every team in the league, examining the situation of every team that will be in the market for either a new starter or a new backup.

The whole piece is worth a read, and among the most notable predictions is Foles landing with the Jaguars. La Canfora writes that “it is clear the Jags are clinging to winning now”, and he thinks they’ll pursue either Foles or Flacco. He also projects Kyler Murray to the Dolphins, Dwayne Haskins to the Giants, and Ryan Fitzpatrick to the Packers as insurance given Aaron Rodgers‘ recent injury history.

Here’s more from around the league, with an eye on the offseason:

  • Speaking of quarterbacks, the Panthers are apparently quite optimistic about Cam Newton‘s recovery from his latest shoulder surgery, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network (Twitter link). We heard earlier that the team was hoping Newton would be ready for training camp, but that they’d take it easy with him this Spring. Pelissero now reports that the team believes he could even be well enough recovered to participate in some capacity in Carolina’s OTA sessions in a few months. Pelissero also clarified that there was no structural damage to Newton’s shoulder, and that the Panthers believe the issues that prevented him from pushing the ball deep down the field should now be completely gone next season.
  • Get enough quarterbacks news yet? Well, former NFL quarterback and number three overall pick Vince Young was arrested earlier this week and charged with driving while impaired, according to TMZ.com. Young was also hit with a DUI back in 2016. The former Texas star last was on an NFL roster when he spent two weeks with the Browns during the offseason in 2014. In 2017 he mad a comeback in the CFL, but tore a hamstring in training camp and never appeared in a game.
  • In case you missed it, the Cardinals signed former Falcons cornerback Robert Alford to a three-year deal in a pre-free agency signing.
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  1. Fitzpatrick goes to the Browns on a one year deal to join Monken. Browns need a backup too, I don’t see any team paying Fitzpatrick to start… packers traded for Kizer, why would they sign a backup?

        • Why not Tyrod Taylor or Tannehill? Strong run game I anticipate from Washington. Wouldn’t they want less of a gun slinger?

      • bradthebluefish

        Fitz is explosive but can’t be trust. Tyrod Taylor is the perfect fit to replace Alex Smith given his conservative playmaking abilities and run game / scrambling.

  2. Thronson5

    I just rad the article about the QB market and I like it. I can see these moves taking place, it’s pretty spot on in my opinion I think Foles or Flacco are the QB for the Jags. I just wonder what the Bills do, they gotta get a good back up. Another one I don’t see on that list is the 9ers who have a ton of cap space and a qb coming off inury. I think Bethard has to be cut and they’ve gotta re-sign Mullens.

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