If there's one thing that hurt the playoff chances of NFL squads across the country in 2017, it was injuries to talented signal-callers. Just ask Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers or Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans. There was also plenty of bad quarterbacking to go around (we're looking at you Cleveland), which makes many NFL free agent quarterback in 2018 a hot commodity.
Some of 2018's free agent QBs will be headed to the Hall of Fame. Others are getting their first crack at a starting gig after a mid-season trade last year. Then there's the Minnesota Vikings who have some serious off-season decisions to make as all three of its quarterbacks enter free agency.
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Let's check out some of the most interesting free agent quarterback situations of 2018, as well as a complete list of all free agent QBs that no doubt will be landing with new squads this year.
Expect Cousins' name to be the one most talked about during the off-season after a tumultuous relationship with Redskins' management that saw him get franchised a record two times.
While his 13 interceptions in 2017 were a bit high, he still threw for 4,093 yards and 27 touchdowns. Could the desperately QB-seeking Denver Broncos be a solid landing spot for Cousins next year?
All Jimmy G. did in his first five starts for the 49ers was win them all while throwing for 1,560 yards and 7 touchdowns. The organization has already stated that it will do everything in its power to lock him down long-term in San Francisco.
— theScore (@theScore) January 3, 2018
After leading the Saints to a surprising NFC South title behind 4,334 yards passing, 23 touchdowns and just 8 picks, don't expect Brees to be going anywhere anytime soon.
Drew Brees 54-yard TD to Ted Ginn Jr.!pic.twitter.com/M3lgKV1KTa
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 24, 2017
What was that famous LeBron James quote? "Not one, not two, not three …"
That's what the free agent QB situation over in Minnesota looks like this off-season, which will no doubt be influenced by how far Keenum takes the #2-seeded Vikings in the playoffs.
WOW JAY CUTLER WITH THE HAIL MARY AS TIME RUNS OUT!! pic.twitter.com/67wQTs9FNb
— Crossover Report (@CrossoverReport) September 17, 2017
Complete List of NFL Free Agent Quarterbacks in 2018
From future Hall of Fame QBs like Drew Brees to journeymen like Josh McCown, here are all of the quarterbacks enjoying free agency in 2018.