2009 Free Agents: Quarterbacks


2009 Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2009.

  1. Kurt Warner, Cardinals. Age: 38.
    Re-signed with Cardinals (2 years, $23 million)

    An MVP candidate in the middle of the 2008 season, Kurt Warner has proven that he can lead a team deep into the playoffs if he has very good protection. Arizona needs to re-sign him as soon as possible.

  2. Matt Cassel, Patriots. Age: 27.
    Traded to Chiefs for the 34th-overall pick

    The Patriots will franchise Matt Cassel and trade him if Tom Brady’s recovery isn’t behind schedule. I’d be concerned with Cassel’s arm strength. In New England, Cassel thrived with Randy Moss and Wes Welker as weapons. He could struggle outside of the Patriots’ system.

  3. Kerry Collins, Titans. Age: 36.
    Re-signed with Titans

    Kerry Collins just had a great year for the Titans, but the reality is that he’ll be 37 at some point in the 2009 season. Expecting another solid campaign out of him is pretty risky. That said, the Titans don’t really have a choice here; they can’t go back to Vince Young at this point.

  4. A.J. Feeley, Eagles. Age: 32.
    Signed with Panthers

    A vastly underrated quarterback who never got a fair chance in Miami (Ricky Williams’ weed, Dave Wannstedt’s stupidity). A.J. Feeley would make an excellent backup in a West Coast system, and could probably start for a few teams right now.

  5. Brett Ratliff (ERFA), Jets. Age: 24.
    Extended for two years

    One of the bright young quarterbacks in the NFL, Brett Ratliff – not Kellen Clemens – is set to take over as the starting signal caller if Brett Favre retires. Ratliff will be retained for small money.

  6. David Carr, Giants. Age: 30.
    Re-signed with Giants (1 year, $1 million)

    This may sound crazy, but David Carr actually looked very impressive against Minnesota’s first-string defense in Week 17. Carr completed 8-of-11 attempts for 110 yards and a score. I’d like to see him get one more shot with a capable coaching staff.

  7. Brett Favre, Jets. Age: 39.
    Signed with Vikings

    Everything you need to know about this is in the Brett Favre Vikings Signing Analysis.

  8. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bengals. Age: 26.
    Signed with Bills

    After a rough start, Ryan Fitzpatrick played pretty well down the stretch, leading the Bengals to a 4-3-1 record in the final eight weeks of the year. Since Nov. 2, Fitzpatrick threw six touchdowns and four picks despite having no pass protection.

  9. Byron Leftwich, Steelers. Age: 29.
    Signed with Buccaneers

    Byron Sandwich saved his career by playing well in relief of Ben Roethlisberger against the Redskins. He’ll be sought after as a solid backup, but nothing more.

  10. Luke McCown, Buccaneers. Age: 28.
    Re-signed with Buccaneers (2 years)

    Luke McCown played well in relief of Jeff Garcia in 2007, but never had the chance this season. His lacking arm strength really limits him (that, or he refuses to look downfield, opting for checkdowns on every play).

  11. Jeff Garcia, Eagles. Age: 39.
    Jeff Garcia’s had a great career, but at 39, his days of starting are over. Garcia is one of the top potential backups on the market, but if he starts more than two games for your team in 2009, you know you’re in trouble.

  12. Charlie Batch, Steelers. Age: 34.
    Re-signed with Steelers (1 year, $895,000)

    Charlie Batch, despite his age, can still be a valuable backup in the NFL.

  13. Kyle Boller, Ravens. Age: 28.
    Signed with Rams

    Kyle Boller probably deserves a shot with a coach who actually knows what he’s doing (i.e. not Brian Billick), but he probably won’t get one.

  14. Rex Grossman, Bears. Age: 29.
    Signed with Texans (1 year, $620,000)

    Can anyone believe that Rex Grossman is almost 30? I guess time flies when you’re injured and/or committing turnovers.

  15. Dan Orlovsky, Lions. Age: 26.
    Signed with Texans

    Dan Orlovsky will compete as a No. 2 somewhere. Perhaps he can become a starter if they increase the dimensions of the end zone.

  16. J.P. Losman, Bills. Age: 28.
    Signed with Raiders

    J.P. Zohan is way too skittish and unreliable to ever become a solid starting quarterback in this league. That ship has sailed. I’m not even sure if he’s a capable backup, but some team will give him a shot to compete as a No. 2 in camp.

  17. Joey Harrington, Saints. Age: 30.
  18. Brian Griese, Buccaneers. Age: 34.
  19. Chris Simms, Titans. Age: 29. – Signed with Broncos
  20. Cleo Lemon, Ravens. Age: 30.
  21. Gus Frerotte, Vikings. Age: 38.
  22. Brian St. Pierre, Cardinals. Age: 29. – Re-signed with Cardinals (1 year, $1 million)
  23. John Beck, Dolphins. Age: 28. – Signed with Ravens
  24. Brooks Bollinger, Cowboys. Age: 29. – Signed with Lions
  25. Gibran Hamdan, Bills. Age: 28. – Re-signed with Bills
  26. Tim Rattay, Cardinals. Age: 32.
  27. Damon Huard, 49ers. Age: 36.
  28. Quinn Gray, Chiefs. Age: 30.
  29. J.T. O’Sullivan, 49ers. Age: 30. – Signed with Bengals (2 years)
  30. Charlie Frye, Seahawks. Age: 28. – Signed with Raiders
  31. Patrick Ramsey, Titans. Age: 30. – Signed with Lions
  32. Andrew Walter, Raiders. Age: 27. – Signed with Patriots
  33. Craig Nall, Texans. Age: 30.
  34. Matt Gutierrez, Patriots. Age: 25. – Signed with Chiefs
  35. Tyler Palko, Steelers. Age: 26.
  36. Marques Tuiasosopo, Raiders. Age: 30.
  37. Lester Ricard, Panthers. Age: 25.
  38. Darrell Hackney, Broncos. Age: 26.
  39. Ken Dorsey, Browns. Age: 28.
  40. Bruce Gradkowski, Browns. Age: 26. – Signed with Raiders
  41. Nathan Brown, Jaguars. Age: 23.
  42. Trent Green, Rams. Age: 39. – Announced retirement
  43. Todd Bouman, Jaguars. Age: 37.
  44. Jamie Martin, 49ers. Age: 39.
  45. Drew Henson, Lions. Age: 29.
  46. Anthony Morelli, Cardinals. Age: 24.
  47. Brad Johnson, Cowboys. Age: 40.

  48. Dog Killer, Falcons. Age: 29.
    Signed with Eagles

    Being out of football for two years is never good for any player, especially a quarterback. On the bright side, if opposing defensive coordinators use dogs as their defensive ends, QB Dog Killer will know how to dispose of them.


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