Who are the best free agent QBs in 2022?
The 2021 NFL playoff dance and 2022 NFL offseason are steadily approaching. After a team hoists the Lombardi Trophy in February, the NFL offseason will inevitably kick off. Coaches and fans will begin to take notes on the NFL Combine and NFL Free Agency. In particular, the NFL free agency will surely be an entertaining session.
There are countless big-name profiles on the free-agent market this offseason. At the QB position, teams will be gifted with doing their research on a plethora of available talented field generals. In this rebuttal, I’m to layout the notable free agent QBs. Let’s take a look at the FA QBs and figure out what the hierarchy ought to be.
- Jameis Winston
In my opinion, Winston is easily the most talented FA QB. The former number one overall pick, passing touchdown leader, and passing yard leader, showed that he can play a clean style of football in his seven contests this season. Winston threw only three interceptions and unveiled a 102.8 passer rating. Also, the upcoming FA is just 27 years old!
- Teddy Bridgewater
The former Saints QB earned the starting job in Denver and he could very well be looking at another starting gig in 2022. Bridgewater unloaded a career-high passing touchdown mark (18) this season and he had his team at a modest 7-7 record before going down with a late, unfortunate injury.
- Marcus Mariota
The former first-round pick out of Oregon may hold the most value in the free-agent class. Marcus Mariota has rumored to have competed very well with the elite QB Derek Carr in the offseason. Mariota may have more seasoned skills and knowledge after sitting on the bench in Las Vegas. We saw Winston benefit from being a padawan in New Orleans, so could Mariota have improved his skillset as a QB2?
- Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor was replaced as the starting QB in favor of rookie QB David Mills in Houston, but he still holds upside at 32 years old. Taylor may still be the lead QB in Los Angeles if a medical procedure didn’t go haywire. The dual-threat QB could be an excellent backup for New Orleans if the Taysom Hill project gets pulled. Perhaps, Taylor goes to the Carolina Panthers to compete with a young QB there?
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
It’s impossible to tell if the 2022 offseason will be the last offseason for “Fitzmagic”. It is clear that there haven’t been any reports of Fitzpatrick looking to throw in the towel just yet. The WFT QB will almost certainly be looking to compete for a backup gig, but he could be a modest QB2 if he has talent around him and he can manage to stay healthy. At this point, it’s impossible to tell where the bearded QB could sign next.