This NFL offseason has already delivered a ton of quarterback carousel madness, and we may not be done just yet.
For starters, there’s the whole Deshaun Watson saga, which has taken over the headline in the last few days. The popular belief is that he’ll be on the move sooner rather than later, now that he’s been cleared of criminal charges by a grand jury. Several teams have emerged as potential landing spots, with the Seattle Seahawks currently the betting favorites according to Vegas.
He’s not the only QB with his future in flux at the moment, though. There are plenty of others who are facing some uncertainty this offseason. NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus laid out eight of them and revealed what he thinks their “best-case scenario,” “worst-case scenario,” and “most likely scenario” are at the moment.
The list of quarterbacks includes Kirk Cousins, Sam Darnold, Jimmy Garoppolo, Jared Goff, Daniel Jones, Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Jameis Winston. If you’d like to see everything Hanzus had to say about the future of these signal-callers, you can check out the article here.
In the meantime, here are some of the most interesting tidbit…
With regards to Baker Mayfield’s “worst-case scenario”:
“The Cards and their QB proceed with a marriage on rocky ground. Contract talks stall, and reports ahead of training camp center around Murray’s unhappiness, the team’s unhappiness with Murray’s unhappiness, cryptic social media dispatches and the very real possibility of a holdout. Divorce starts to feel inevitable.”
Baker Mayfield’s “worst-case scenario”:
Cleveland decides it can’t win big with Mayfield and flips him to Houston when a deal for Deshaun Watson becomes possible. The final year of Baker’s rookie deal begins with a summer camp battle against Davis Mills for the right to lead the rebuilding Texans.
Kirk Cousins’ “worst-case scenario”:
New general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and head coach Kevin O’Connell have been playing poker this entire time. The tandem decides to flip Cousins to a team in QB purgatory (Carolina? Indianapolis? Seattle?) and start anew at the game’s most important position. Cousins, absent a no-trade clause in his contract, ends up in a place he does not want to be.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s “best-case scenario”:
Those whispers about Trey Lance ‘s glacial development give Niners brass just enough pause to open the door for the incumbent’s return. Garoppolo, fully healthy after offseason shoulder surgery , keeps the reins of an NFC superpower and has the opportunity to send Lance into a Jordan Love -like soft exile.
Jameis Winston’s “most likely scenario”:
With NFL Network’s Jane Slater reporting this week that Winston is “still at the top of the list” for the Saints, the team ultimately decides the former No. 1 overall pick is the most sound choice when compared to another veteran, the shaky incoming QB draft class or the murky waters surrounding Deshaun Watson .
For more, check out Hanzus’ entire article.
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