“It’s a good idea if you can do it,” Carroll said. “They’re so important. It just depends on the rest of the roster.”
Following his arrest in March of last year, charges have been dropped against Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin, reports Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. The 24-year-old was arrested for “for possession of more than two ounces of marijuana and public intoxication” following an incident outside a Dallas bar.
The former TCU standout spent his rookie season serving as Russell Wilson‘s backup, completing 13 of 18 pass attempts for 145 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Following the team’s acquisition of Austin Davis, Boykin spent the 2017 campaign on the practice squad. He was inked to a futures contract in January.
Let’s take a look at some other quarterback notes from around the NFL…
- Following Jimmy Garoppolo‘s new contract with the 49ers, ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio took a look at the quarterbacks who are next in line for a big payday. The writer lists Kirk Cousins, Drew Brees, and Matt Ryan atop his list, followed by a trio of Vikings signal-callers (Case Keenum, Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater). A.J. McCarron and Aaron Rodgers, who Florio believes may want to trump Garoppolo’s average annual salary, round out the list.
- As the salary cap continues to rise, so do quarterback salaries, and Florio wonders if Cousins will become the first signal-caller to tie his contract compensation to cap percentage. The writer notes that the CBA permits this strategy, and he adds that cap percentage is already used for the “various baseline franchise tenders.” Cousins previously tried to get a similar contract from the Redskins (to no avail), and Florio believes he’s the free agent who’s in the best position to pull it off this offseason.
- Meanwhile, ESPN.com’s Dan Graziano believes Cousins is line for an “unprecedented” contract, noting that only a pair of “top-level” quarterbacks (Brees in 2006 and Peyton Manning in 2012) have become unrestricted free agents. The writer doesn’t believe the Redskins will ultimately franchise Cousins for the third straight season, adding that few teams would give anything of value for that type of deal in a trade. Ultimately, the franchise would receive a third-rounder for compensation if Cousins walked, and that could prove to be the ideal route.