2012 NFL Free Agent Quarterbacks


It’s pretty obvious that Seahawks will be looking for an upgrade at QB this off-season, so I decided to make a list of every one that will be available via free agency.

The Starters:

Drew Brees There’s no way he’s going anywhere. He’ll re-sign with the Saints, or be given the franchise tag. He loves New Orleans, and they love him.

Matt Flynn – You’ll be reading a lot more about Flynn in the coming weeks here on the blog. He’s a very realistic option and fits well into what the Seahawks are trying to do.

Alex Smith – Smith will be returning to the niners. A long-term deal is already in the works that will pay him $8-10 mil per year. Smith just isn’t a special player, so the 49ers committing to him is a good thing for the Seahawks

Kyle Orton – Ortan is inconsistent, but has shown the ability to move an offense at times. He’ll get a starting job somewhere. My bet is on Miami.

Jason Campbell – Campbell is a intriguing option and a clear upgrade over Tarvaris Jackson, though he’s not a long term answer at the position.

David Garrard – Missed the entire 2011 season after being cut just before week 1, and then ending up needing back surgery. He’s not an elite QB, but is mobile and has done enough in this NFL to be given another chance. He’s a perfect fit for Mike Shanahan’s offense in Washington.

The Backups:

Chris Redman
Derek Anderson
Donovan McNabb
Shaun Hill
Drew Stanton
Brady Quinn
Luke McCown
Chad Henne
Sage Rosenfels
David Carr
Mark Brunell
Kevin O’Connell
Kyle Boller
Vince Young
Charlie Batch
Dennis Dixon
Byron Leftwich
Charlie Whitehurst
A.J. Feeley
Josh Johnson
Rex Grossman
Richard Bartel – Restricted
Max Hall – Exclusive Rights
Tyler Palko – Restricted
Brian Hoyer – Restricted
Chase Daniel – Restricted