The NFL lockout has blocked all free agent signings. The labor dispute is nearing a resolution and there will be a fast and furious whirlwind of activity to sign the top free agents on the market.
Many teams are looking for potential starters and others are in need of a quality back up signal caller. This report will examine the top ten free agent quarterbacks available.
Future Hall of Fame member Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts is by far the top free agent quarterback, but since he will undoubtedly rejoin the Colts, there is nothing to analyze here. For this reason, I am leaving him off the top ten list.
Also omitted is Brett Favre. It can only be hoped that he will stay retired once and for all. The media hoopla and speculation is far too much for any sane fan to go through yet again.
I do not see Favre signing with anyone prior to the season, but if a team in the playoff hunt has a rash of injuries at the quarterback position during the course of the season, who knows. Favre may get the itch to play again and some GM may be desperate enough to take a chance on him.
So, after the omissions of Manning and Favre, let's take a look at our top ten.