Starting qbs that could be playing
elsewhere next year.
The season is just about a third of the way through and this
is a good measuring point of how good or bad most teams are this year, it is
also a somewhat good indicator of where qbs stand as well. In this article I
will discuss some starting qbs that may be playing elsewhere next year and
Sam Darnold (NYJ)
Darnold was a consensus top or second to top qb prospect in
2018, he has performed with mediocrity since, in no small part though due to
the Jets inability to put a team around him.
Make no mistake if the Jets get the top pick (which is quite likely)
they will draft Trevor Lawrence and trade Darnold. Where u may ask? Possibly Pittsburgh or maybe
a team like the Saints or Colts. A team
that has an aging qb but won’t have a high first round pick next year to pick a
good qb seems likely, and the trade value for Darnold is probably only a 2nd
or 3rd round pick so the compensation won’t be too heavy either.
Carson Wentz (PHI)
Wentz looked every bit the part of the second overall pick
in the draft his first few seasons, but is clearly not anymore. With second rounder Jalen Hurts behind him
the Eagles won’t hesitate to move on after the season id Wentz keeps up the poor
numbers. They didn’t hesitate to move on
from Donovan Mcnabb and they won’t here.
They may still be able to get a 2nd round pick for him based
on his past success, as someone will likely be willing to give him a fresh
start, think Tampa, Minnesota, or even Chicago here…
Matt Ryan (ATL)
This ones not really going to be because of ability but
rather age. Ryan probably only has 2-5
good seasons left in him and with the Falcons likely getting a relatively high
pick in the draft, they may opt to move on from Ryan. There not winning with him anyway right now
so it may be better to just start fresh.
He would likely command a late first round pick in a trade made possibly
by Minnesota, Chicago, Denver or maybe Indy, teams unwilling or incapable of
drafting successful qb’s high.
Kirk Cousins (MIN)
If the Vikings want to move on from mediocrity they need to
move on from Kirk Cousins. It wasn’t an
experiment all for not as he won a playoff game last year for them, but he
likely won’t be able to take them to the next level, much like Alex Smith couldn’t
in KC. A trade would yield decent
compensation, maybe a late 1st and a 3rd or 2 seconds,
similar to what the 49ers got for Smith.
Possible teams would be Tampa, the Saints, Colts, or Broncos.