Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
Heading into 2015, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins had more critics than almost anybody else in the sport.
As the season progressed, it seemed as though the critics were right.
Through the first six games, Cousins ranked 16th in passing yards with 1,420, 26th in passing touchdowns with six and fourth in interceptions with eight.
Then, he flipped the proverbial switch.
To close out the season, Cousins finished with nearly 4,200 passing yards, 29 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions. He ultimately led the Redskins to the NFC East title.
Former Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan's comments about Cousins being a top-10 quarterback is starting to make more and more sense.
Expect Cousins to be franchise-tagged.
Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos
The longtime perceived successor to incumbent Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will seemingly hit the open market for the first time in his career with the report from NFL Media's Ian Rapoport that the team is going to franchise-tag linebacker Von Miller.
While we haven't seen all that much from the young quarterback, it's apparent that he has a place in this league. His efforts against the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals support that narrative.
Did Osweiler wow you with overwhelming statistics? No, but he assisted the Broncos on their run to Super Bowl 50.
Re-signing Osweiler is far from a slam dunk. A quarterback-needy team may throw an exorbitant amount of money at him this offseason.
Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles
Something tells me Sam Bradford wishes he took the four-year deal worth over $18 million per year from the Eagles before the 2015 season.
However, it's back to square one for the former No. 1 overall pick.
With rumors fluttering around about the Eagles' interest in current Los Angeles Rams quarterback Nick Foles, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Bradford could be looking for a new home in 2016.
Through the last four weeks of the season, he gave his future team a preview of what could be, finishing with the fourth-best PFF grade among quarterbacks in that span.
If Cousins is franchise-tagged, that means more eyes will turn toward Bradford.