NFL  > General NFL  > Post-Draft Quarterback Situation
May 11, 2011, 11:28 AM
So now that the draft's over, the teams most in need of a quarterback got them. This leaves the situations of the quarterbacks already in the league that needed a new home muddled.

Where does all of this stand right now? The way I see it, the only teams that still have a real need for quarterback in Free Agency are: Arizona, Washington, and maybe Oakland and Buffalo.

The remaining quarterbacks that could reasonably start for another team (at least this year) are: Kevin Kolb, Marc Bulger, Donovan McNabb, and I'd personally put Seneca Wallace up there as a dark horse, maybe even above McNabb.

I think the Cardinals will be the ones who pay the Eagles to bring in McNabb (IF the labor situation is resolved anytime soon).

Shanahan might be content with letting Grossman run the offense, although I personally wouldn't make that choice at all.

Your thoughts?
May 11, 2011  11:51 AM ET

* To clarify: I put Seneca Wallace above McNabb because I'd rather have him personally, but teams will probably grab McNabb first. Also, I forgot to add Vince Young to the list, but he's not going to be a starter again.

One possibility I find intriguing, however, is the idea of the Eagles trading away Kolb for a slew of draft picks, then signing Seneca Wallace to their roster. Seneca is a proven backup quarterback, and he also has mobility to go with his throwing arm. If I'm the Eagles, I want Michael Vick's backup to be mobile, too, so I don't have to completely change the offense if the backup needs to go in. Seneca Wallace makes the most sense here, I think. Sign him to a year-or-two contract.

May 11, 2011  01:02 PM ET

What has Kevin Kolb ever done in Philadelphia? He lost his starting job to Michael Vick because of sub par performances at QB.

May 11, 2011  01:48 PM ET

I'm personally not that high on Kolb, but the people in the NFL sure seem to be.

May 11, 2011  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm personally not that high on Kolb, but the people in the NFL sure seem to be.

I have to agree with you there. Watching them play the Cowboys twice a year, Kolb, when he did play, never really impressed me. However, he must have been good enough to get drafted, but then so was Heath Shuler, and numerous other nobodies.

May 11, 2011  02:01 PM ET

But he's got all the hype around him, so you know that some front office (probably Arizona) is going to pull the trigger, if nothing else, to keep Larry Fitzgerald happy.

May 11, 2011  02:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

But he's got all the hype around him, so you know that some front office (probably Arizona) is going to pull the trigger, if nothing else, to keep Larry Fitzgerald happy.

I think Kolb is overrated. He is basically a rookie that looked good for about 1 game. I think someone will overpay to get him. And find themselves mad when they realize that he is just plain old **** and not a Ritz.

May 11, 2011  02:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

But he's got all the hype around him, so you know that some front office (probably Arizona) is going to pull the trigger, if nothing else, to keep Larry Fitzgerald happy.

Of course. Someone, somewhere will be willing to chance it. Just as they did with Shuler, Leaf, Mirer, and several other QB busts. He may make it tho, given a change of scenery. But, the odds aren't very good. Just my opinion tho.

I started to do a board similar to this one on Tony Romo, but thought better of it. Instead, since this is about QB's, I'll just add to this one, and maybe draw even more responses. "IF" Romo was up for sale or trade, how many teams do you think would be in line for him?

May 11, 2011  03:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"IF" Romo was up for sale or trade, how many teams do you think would be in line for him?

The Vikings and Cardinals are two that would be very interested.

May 11, 2011  03:29 PM ET

I bet there'd be more than 2 tho.

May 11, 2011  03:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I bet there'd be more than 2 tho.

I think at least 6 teams would be interested.

May 11, 2011  03:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I think Kolb is overrated. He is basically a rookie that looked good for about 1 game. I think someone will overpay to get him. And find themselves mad when they realize that he is just plain old **** and not a Ritz.

Same here but hell...let Philly keep him cuz' we sure don't want him in Dallas. ;)

May 11, 2011  03:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I think at least 6 teams would be interested.

Who do you think would, Old?...with Kolb and Romo?

May 11, 2011  03:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Same here but hell...let Philly keep him cuz' we sure don't want him in Dallas. ;)

Nope. we got Kitna!..........lol.....That's 100% better than Brad "Noodle Arm" Johnson, tho.

May 11, 2011  05:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The Vikings and Cardinals are two that would be very interested.

The Vikings just invested a first-round pick in Christian Ponder (which I thought was stupid). They wouldn't trade a slew of picks to get Romo.

I don't really see a big market for Romo right now. Arizona, obviously, but they'll take just about anyone right now. The Redskins would be a realistic suitor, too. But I can't really see Oakland or Buffalo chasing him. If the asking price isn't a treasure trove, I can see the Dolphins going for it, too.

May 11, 2011  06:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Vikings just invested a first-round pick in Christian Ponder (which I thought was stupid). They wouldn't trade a slew of picks to get Romo.I don't really see a big market for Romo right now. Arizona, obviously, but they'll take just about anyone right now. The Redskins would be a realistic suitor, too. But I can't really see Oakland or Buffalo chasing him. If the asking price isn't a treasure trove, I can see the Dolphins going for it, too.

It was just a hypothetical question anyway. Jerry Jones is not going to get rid of Romo in the foreseeable future, unless he starts getting a bunch of concussions, or something. But, he could prove me wrong........lol

May 12, 2011  05:26 AM ET
QUOTE:

I know. haha. The Cowboys aren't benching Romo for Shitna. I was just saying, there aren't a lot of good landing places right now.

No, especially not after the draft. But, if he had been available during the off season (if this had been a normal year) there likely would have been more "takers" in my opinion. Romo may never get to a SB, but he has been exciting to watch, and the best QB the Cowboys have had in years. But, he is also getting old, and that window is closing. Hate to say that, but it's true.

May 12, 2011  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"IF" Romo was up for sale or trade, how many teams do you think would be in line for him?

Why would the Cowboys want to trade Romo? That doesn't make any sense.

May 12, 2011  10:39 AM ET

I personally don't even think that Romo is that good. I could quarterback the Cowboys. Throwing to Miles Austin, Roy Williams, Dez Bryant, and Jason Witten, or handing off to Felix Jones, Marion Barber, and Tashard Choice? And for years, the Cowboys offensive line was one of the best in football (though they're rebuilding that spot right now).

I'm just saying. Even an old-as-crap Jon Kitna managed to look good on the Cowboys. I don't mean to discriminate against undrafted quarterbacks, but a first-or-second round quarterback on the Cowboys would make the team that much more terrifying.

So... yeah. I think Romo's stats are overblown because of the whole team talent.

May 12, 2011  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I personally don't even think that Romo is that good. I could quarterback the Cowboys.

If you think you're really that good, go ask Jerry Jones for a try out.

 
May 12, 2011  12:03 PM ET

Romo is decent but something is lacking...the "IT" factor, if you will.

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