1. Teddy Bridgewaterhttps://bleacherreport.com/articles/281 ... ion#slide1
2. Tyrod Taylor
3. Robert Griffin III
4. Ryan Fitzpatrick
5. Geno Smith
6. Josh Johnson
7. Brock Osweiler
8. Trevor Siemian
9. Sean Mannion
10. Kevin Hogan
Teddy Bridgewater would be the quarterback hinted at in the intro.
Of a so-so free-agent class under center, Bridgewater is an intriguing option if he slips to market because he at one point looked like a potential franchise passer before going down with a serious injury. Still only 26 years old, Bridgewater is a career 64.6 percent passer who could excel with the right pieces around him.
For the most part, the rest of the class consists of game-managing free agents who could come in when necessary and provide some relief. Tyrod Taylor, for example, lasted four games in Cleveland last year while completing less than 50 percent of his passes and turns 30 years old before next season.
Robert Griffin III was a fun story in the preseason before he didn't even get much of a chance with the Baltimore Ravens, but he's still 28. Ryan Fitzpatrick had another typical Ryan Fitzpatrick outburst before crashing and burning and is 36.
Josh Johnson was one of the most interesting stories of the season's end. At 32 years old and without a start since 2011, Johnson got playing time after the Washington Redskins had a slew of injuries. He provided a brief spark, even winning a game and earning himself another look from NFL teams this offseason.
Geno Smith, Brock Osweiler and the rest have locked down steady journeyman backup reputations or seem en route to such statuses. With a weak-looking rookie class inbound, teams have options when it comes to grabbing quality depth.
Note: Technically, Nick Foles could be a free agent and he'd rank first. But he has a mutual option with the Eagles. If they decline it, he's a free agent. If they pick it up and he voids, he has to pay money back to the team to go to free agency. The Eagles can simply choose to keep him and pay him or accept it and attempt a trade, so for now, he's a wild card.