Quarterbacks For Hire to Put Under a Fire
As the 2010 NFL Draft approaches on the horizon nearer each day, there are several teams with questions at their quarterback position.
Considering the mediocre quarterback class in this year's draft, some free agents may get paid more than they initially were expected to.
While we may see many released from their contracts soon, there still is several restricted and unrestricted free agents that will get contract offers from either an NFL team or from organizations in the CFL and UFL.
Here is a list of some quarterbacks we may see moving on in the next few months.
Strengths : Young, mobile, strong arm, intelligent.
Weaknesses : Played in six different systems in seven years and has taken a beating.
Possible destinations : Washington, Buffalo, Saint Louis, Arizona, San Francisco, Seattle
Campbell is not only the best available quarterback out there, but he probably still is better than the group coming out of college this year for the draft.
Assuming Washington foolishly neglects to re-sign him, Campbell could provide help to teams starving for ready made quarterbacks.
Strengths : Young, decent arm, intelligent, good leadership abilities.
Weaknesses : Not the big arm most teams like, not mobile, and has been dinged up recently.
Possible destinations : Denver, Buffalo, St. Louis, Seattle, San Francisco
He was an afterthought in the big Jay Cutler trade to Chicago, but he certainly had the much better season. Denver probably will re-sign him, but others are interested in seeing what happens next.
Strengths : Young, mobile, strong arm
Weaknesses : Hasn't had the experience teams would like from a guy demanding a lot of money.
Possible destinations : Carolina, St. Louis, Seattle
He is probably better than Jake Delhomme right now, but that isn't saying much. Carolina will probably re-sign him, but other teams will fight for his services if they don't.
Strengths : Young, mobile, strong enough arm
Weaknesses : Played probably before he was ready, so some wonder if his psyche is damaged. Can make poor decisions.
Possible destinations : Minnesota, San Francisco, Saint Louis
The Vikings will wait on the next Favre retirement/unretirement fiasco, or try to pry Donovan McNabb from Philadelphia.
Jackson will be in limbo for quite some before any decision is made. He is still young, so he probably won't wait long for an offer if the Vikings let him go.
Strengths : Leader, intelligent.
Weaknesses : Weak arm weakened more by injuries.
Possible destinations : Miami, Buffalo, St. Louis, Oakland
His arm wasn't much before two devastating injuries to it. He might retire, but he could be a good reserve.
Strengths : Tall with a big arm with a Pro Bowl honor under his belt.
Weaknesses : Slow on his feet, seems to have regressed drastically the past two seasons.
Possible destinations : Buffalo, St. Louis, Arizona, San Francisco, Seattle
Anderson may be looked at little more than a high priced reserve right now, but it wasn't that long ago he went to the Pro Bowl for Cleveland.
The Browns haven't been able to block or catch the last few years, so Anderson has suffered.
A change of scenery could revive his career, assuming Cleveland cuts or trades him. If it doesn't work out that way, then a team can get a proven veteran reserve for a year.
Retirement seems the next logical step.
The upside is this former first-round draft pick and bust married the girl who was thrown out of a beauty pageant after posing nude not long after disparaging others. 'Nuff Said!
He has athleticism, but hasn't really been given a shot. A team like Buffalo might work, but many think he is strictly a second-stringer.
After getting hammered so much at the beginning of his career, the former first player picked overall in 2002 has hardly been touched in two years. He will get some looks.
He should look at the CFL or UFL immediately for employment.
If Al Davis re-signs this journeyman to a new contract, it hopefully won't be for much. He is probably headed for the UFL.
Let him go to the UFL to see if he can make a team.
He came out of the football graveyard to revive his career a few years ago, but is strictly a backup.
A small but mobile guy. Not much arm, but a big heart. Strictly backup material.
He has spent the last few years trying to salvage any remnants of a now destroyed image. Vick never really learned how to play quarterback, choosing to rely on his athleticism.
Though blessed with a strong arm, he admitted to not giving his full effort as a player before serving jail time and a league imposed suspension.
Yet he still brings heat when his name is mentioned. Rarely does a third string player get as much press as he did with the Eagles last season.
Most feel Philadelphia is on the verge of terminating his contract, so several teams will look at a man who hasn't played much quarterback since the 2006 season.
After a promising rookie season in 2007, followed by a decent 2008 campaign, some pundits feel his days with the Buffalo Bills are now over.
He has yet to show the ability to stay healthy a full season, but many teams will look into his services if the Bills release him.
Will he retire? Will he retire then un-retire? Will he even return to Minnesota to play for the Vikings?
No one knows what the Hyckocrite will do next, not even himself most likely.
Stay tuned to see if he holds another franchise hostage awaiting his decision.