Will Kirk Cousins stay in Washington? Will Cleveland draft another quarterback high? Will any team trade for a quarterback? There are plenty of quarterback questions heading into the rest of this season and into the offseason, as well as who will be starting where in 2018. Why is this important to talk about now? Let’s dive in!
Is this article really needed? No. Was it fun to write and imagine what could be in 2018? Yes! Are all of these predictions truly realistic? Maybe not, but hopefully this article stimulates some thought process about the future.
We are halfway through the 2017 season and questions loom about quarterback situations for multiple teams:
- Is your team’s starting quarterback staying for 2018?
- Is your team looking to move on from this year and start fresh at quarterback next year?
- Will your team draft its franchise quarterback or give a veteran another shot?
How does this affect fantasy football?
- Should I trade a certain quarterback now for one that will have a better situation next year?
- What if one of these quarterbacks is just in a bad scheme fit, and, if moved to a different one would change their production?
These questions will be answered below as I predict and examine each team’s current quarterback situation and the possible changes heading into next season.
If you are looking ahead to next season and want to capitalize on buy low quarterbacks to possibly help you succeed next season, this article may help you get the leg up on your competition.
|NFL Team||Starting Quarterback||Backup Quarterback(s)|
|Arizona Cardinals||Carson Palmer||Blake Bortles/Rookie|
|Atlanta Falcons||Matt Ryan||Matt Schaub|
|Baltimore Ravens||Joe Flacco||Mike Glennon/Rookie|
|Buffalo Bills||Tyrod Taylor||Nathan Peterman|
|Carolina Panthers||Cam Newton||Derek Anderson|
|Chicago Bears||Mitchell Trubisky||Austin Davis|
|Cincinnati Bengals||**Rookie**||Teddy Bridgewater|
|Cleveland Browns||**Rookie**||DeShone Kizer/Cody Kessler|
|Dallas Cowboys||Dak Prescott||Cooper Rush|
|Denver Broncos||Trevor Siemian||Paxton Lynch/Chad Kelly|
|Detroit Lions||Matthew Stafford||Tom Savage|
|Green Bay Packers||Aaron Rodgers||Brett Hundley|
|Houston Texans||Deshaun Watson||Ryan Mallett|
|Indianapolis Colts||Andrew Luck||Matt Moore/Tyler Bray|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Eli Manning||Chad Henne/Rookie|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Patrick Mahomes||Chase Daniel/Christian Hackenberg|
|Los Angeles Rams||Jared Goff||Sean Mannion|
|Miami Dolphins||Ryan Tannehill||Brock Osweiler|
|Minnesota Vikings||Alex Smith||Case Keenum|
|New England Patriots||Tom Brady||Baker Mayfield* (Rookie)|
|New Orleans Saints||Drew Brees||Jacoby Brissett|
|New York Giants||**Rookie**||A.J. McCarron/Davis Webb|
|New York Jets||Josh McCown (re-signs)||**Rookie**/Bryce Petty|
|Oakland Raiders||Derek Carr||E.J. Manuel|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Carson Wentz||Nick Foles|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Kirk Cousins||Josh Dobbs/Landry Jones|
|San Diego Chargers||Philip Rivers||Kellen Clemens/Cardale Jones|
|San Francisco 49ers||Jimmy Garoppolo||C.J. Beathard|
|Seattle Seahawks||Russell Wilson||Blaine Gabbert/Rookie|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Jameis Winston||Ryan Fitzpatrick/Ryan Griffin|
|Tennessee Titans||Marcus Mariota||Jake Rudock/Kevin Hogan|
|Washington Redskins||Andy Dalton||Colt McCoy|