There are a few really good Quarterbacks that were drafted this year. I think that Teddy Bridgewater is the best one out of all of them. Though Blake Bortles comes close to Teddy in overall ability, Teddy has better ability to be a star in the NFL.
Teddy Bridgewater was drafted at the end of the first round at pick number 32 by the Minnesota Vikings, who traded with the Seattle Seahawks, back into the first round, to get him. The Vikings gave up their second and fourth round picks in this past year's draft. With Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel, Minnesota wasn't doing as well as they needed to. With Bridgewater on their side, I believe they can have a better season and possibly take one of the NFC wild card spots.
While Blake Bortles seemed to always throw to wide open receivers in 2013, Bridgewater had to throw into tight coverage and small windows, and receivers in the corners of the end zone to score. Teddy's accuracy is much better. Teddy also looks pretty calm in the pocket even though he was under pressure a lot. Bortles often had a clean pocket, but when he was under pressure he looked like he would rush his throws.
Though Blake Bortles may have a decent career and prove to be a solid starter, I think Teddy Bridgewater has a chance to be Pro Bowl Quarterback.
Last set of division QBs: the North.
Jason Campbell – Cleveland Browns
This cagey veteran is capable of putting up big fantasy numbers at any time.
2013 Stats: 11 TDs – 2,015 Passing Yards – 115 RUSH Fantasy Points
Matt Cassel – Minnesota Vikings
Doesn't have the big numbers but does have moxie.
2013 Stats: 12 TDs – 1,807 Passing Yards – 108 RUSH Fantasy Points
Jay Cutler – Chicago Bears
One of the true gunslingers in the NFL. Cutler's capable of having huge games against any opponent.
2013 Stats: 19 TDs – 2,621 Passing Yards – 167 RUSH Fantasy Points
Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals
Andy became a fantasy football star in 2013.
2013 Stats: 35 TDs – 4,296 Passing Yards – 288 RUSH Fantasy Points
Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens
Some say Joe came down a little after his super season in 2012 but those 2013 stats look pretty sweet to us.
2013 Stats: 19 TDs – 3,932 Passing Yards – 208 RUSH Fantasy Points
Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers
One of the most reliable stars in the NFL. Big Ben always delivers.
2013 Stats: 29 TDs – 4,261 Passing Yards – 259 RUSH Fantasy Points
Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers
We expect him to come back strong after missing games last year. 2013 Stats: 17 TDs - 2,536 Passing Yards - 169 Fantasy Points
Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions
A cannon for an arm + a Megatron to catch the ball = fantasy football awesomeness.
31 TDs – 4,650 Passing Yards – 279 RUSH Fantasy Points
MONDAY MORNING UPDATE
While you were out playing 60 this weekend, all 32 NFL teams were hard at work improving their rosters.
Check out the latest and let us know: who did the best?
The Saints re-resigned OT Zach Strief.
The Patriots re-signed WR Julian Edelman and signed WR Brandon LaFell.
The Jets re-signed LB Calvin Pace.
The Colts signed WR Hakeem Nicks.
The Browns signed RB Ben Tate.
The Eagles signed S Nate Allen.
The Giants signed CB Walter Thurmond.
The Broncos signed WR Emmanuel Sanders.
WR Lance Moore is visiting with the Steelers.
QB Brandon Weedenand DE Jared Allen are speaking with the Cowboys.
FRIDAY NIGHT UPDATE
Free agent Friday fun fest! The action keeps happening furiously fast. Which of these moves do you the like the best...or not like at all?
The Bears re-signed Charles Tillman.
The Packers resigned DT B.J. Raji.
The Vikings resigned WR Jerome Simpson.
The Buccaneers signed C Evan Dietrich-Smith.
The Dolphins signed DB Cortland Finnegan and G Shelly Smith.
The Ravens signed WR Steve Smith.
The Titans have signed Michael Oher.
The Dallas the Cowboys are looking at DE Julius Peppers.
WR Emmanuel Sanders is talking to the 49ers and the Chiefs.
DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is talking to both the Jets and the Giants.
FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE
Did you sleep well last night? Because while you were dreaming of puppy dogs and cotton candy, several NFL teams were shaking, baking and deal-making.
Be sure to leave a comment about which teams are making the best moves.
The Ravens re-signed LB Daryl Smith.
The 49ers re-signed CB Tarell Brown.
The Lions re-signed TE Brandon Pettigrew.
The Titans signed LB Wesley Woodyard.
LB Brandon Spikes is talking with the Bills today. Stay tuned.
DE Henry Melton is deciding between the Cowboys and the Seahawks.
OT Donald Penn is close to signing with the Raiders.
WR Julian Edelman will visit the 49ers today.
THURSDAY NIGHT UPDATE
The Bills re-signed TE Scott Chandler.
The Jaguars re-signed DE Jason Babin.
The Cardinals signed WR Ted Ginn and LB Matt Shaughnessy.
The Raiders signed DT Justin Tuck and DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley.
The Redskins signed DTs JasonHatcher and Clifton Geathers and LB Darryl Sharpton.
The Vikings signed DB Captain Munnerlyn.
The Colts signed C Phil Costa.
The Chargers signed QB Kellen Clemens.
TE Brandon Pettigrew is reportedly nearing a deal with Jets.
WR Andrew Hawkins is on the verge of a deal with the Browns.
THURSDAY MORNING UPDATE
In a bizarre series of events, OT Rodger Saffold failed his physical with the Raiders and then was re-signed, and passed his physical, by the Rams.
The Ravens re-signed WR Jacoby Jones.
WR Steve Smith was released by the Carolina Panthers. Some team is going to get a great "catch" there.
CB Darrelle Revis signed with the Patriots. Wow.
The New York Jets signed WR Eric Decker.
The Eagles traded for RB Darren Spoles and signed CB Nolan Carrol.
The Buccaneers made yet another big move by signing OT Anthony Collins.
The Jaguars signed DE Chris Clemonsand DT Ziggy Hood.
The Redskins signed DB Tracy Potter.
Not Sure, Yet
WR Hakeem Nicks has visited the Panthers, Colts and Chargers.
The Giants are reportedly talking with WR Ted Ginn.
The Dolphins re-signed DT Randy Starks.
The Ravens re-signed WR Jacoby Jones.
The Giants have re-signed LB Jon Beason.
The Seahawks have re-signed DT Tony McDaniel.
ON THE MOVE
Wow! The Broncos continued their massive talent build-up by signing Pro Bowl DE DeMarcus Ware.
The Lions signed WR Golden Tate.
The Buccaneers signed QB Josh McCown.
The Vikings signed DT Linval Joseph.
The Buccaneers released DB Darrelle Revis.
The Browns released QBs Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE
It's on! The first day of Free Agency hit like an all-pro linebacker, as teams rushed to add the best available players to their rosters.
Surprise...Darren McFadden is staying with the Raiders! But a bunch of other players landed on new teams, check it out below.
The Ravens have re-signed OT Eugene Monroe.
The Colts have re-signed DB Vontae Davis.
The Raiders have re-signed RB Darren McFadden.
The Falcons signed DT Paul Soliai, DE Tyson Jackson and G Jon Asamoah.
The Browns signed LB Karlos Dansby and S Donte Witner.
The Dolphins signed OT Branden Albert and DT Earl Mitchell.
The Cardinals signed OT Jared Veldheer.
The Raiders signed OT Rodger Saffold.
The Jaguars signed G Zane Beadles.
The Buccaneers signed DE Michael Johnson.
The Chicago Bears signed DE Lamarr Houston.
The Colts signed LB Arthur Jones.
The Titans signed KR Dexter McCluster.
The Broncos have signed S T.J. Ward.
The 49ers signed S Antoine Bethea.
The Eagles signed S Malcom Jenkins.
The Giants signed RB Rashad Jennings and LB O'Brien Schofield.
The Redskins signed WR Andre Roberts.
Which team made the best Free Agent pick-up so far? Tell us in comments!
TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE
In the calm before tonight's storm of transactions, we have a couple of updates to give you on players re-signing with their current teams ... and a few other rumors to whet your appetite.
Players staying with their current teams
The Bengals have re-signed KR Brandon Tate.
The Colts have re-signed K Adam Vinatieri for two more years.
The Giants re-signed a trio of players: DB Trumaine McBride, RB Peyton Hillis and G Kevin Boothe.
The Redskins have re-signed LB PerryRiley.
The Lions are not letting RB Joique Bell get away; they signed him to a two-year extension.
The Falcons have resigned Jonathan Babineaux.
If there are not able to strike a trade, the Buccaneers are expected to release DB Darrelle Revis.
Word on the street has the Panthers and WR Steve Smith parting ways.
The Buccaneers are rumored to have a deal in place with DE Michael Johnson.
It looks like the Redskins will be signing WR Andre Roberts.
The Colts and the Steelers are the favorites to land LB Arthur Jones.
Bears are actively pursuing DE Lamarr Houston.
As expected, the weekend saw a flurry of activity...but the real fun begins tonight at midnight. That's when free agent players are officially able to sign with other teams. Stay tuned, it's going to get crazy!
A bunch of teams resigned their stars before they could test the free agent waters, most notably the Seahawks resigning star defensive end Michael Bennett.
Check out who else is staying with their current team:
DE Michael Bennett resigned with the Seahawks.
LB D'Qwell Jackson resigned with the Colts.
CB Sam Shields resigned with the Packers.
DB Brent Grimes resigned with the Dolphins.
QB Chad Henne resigned with the Jaguars.
QB Matt Cassel resigned with the Vikings.
WR Anquan Boldin resigned with the 49ers.
TE Dennis Pittare signed with the Ravens.
The Dolphins appear on the verge of signing OT Branden Albert.
The Cardinals are the early favorite to sign LT Jared Veldheer.
The Colts are close to a deal to keep DB Vontae Davis.
The Jets are hoping to sign S T.J. Ward.
T Eugene Monroe is expected to resign with the Ravens.
DB Antonio Cromartie was released by the Jets.
The NFL's version of The Wild West begins this Saturday at noon, as hundreds of NFL players will be free to sign with any team that offers them a contract. Think of it as a massive fantasy football swap meet with teams bidding on the players of their choice.
It's going to be crazy! Lucky for you, we've got this handy-dandy NFL RUSH Free Agent Tracker for you. We will constantly update with all the free agent action, so check back often.
We've listed our top 10 offensive and defensive free agents below. Tell us in comments which one you want for your team!
Top 10 Offensive Free Agents
Top 10 Defensive Free Agents
1. Eugene Monroe
2. Branden Albert
3. Ben Tate
4. Eric Decker
5. Hakeem Nicks
6. Knowshon Moreno
7. Julian Edelman
8. Darren McFadden
9. Maurice Jones-Drew
10. Michael Vick
1. Jairus Byrd
2. Michael Johnson
3. Aqib Talib
4. Alterraun Verner
5. Lamarr Houston
6. Michael Bennett
7. Vontae Davis
8. T.J. Ward
9. Randy Starks
10. Karlos Dansby
Be sure to tune into the NFL Network this weekend to catch all of the action!
Brady. Manning. Brees. Rodgers. Wilson. Kaepernick. Luck. Newton.
All are great QBs. All made the playoffs.
1. Michael Vick
2. Josh McCown
Both of these QBs have been successful starters in the NFL. Just a few years ago, Michael Vick threw for 21 TDs and rushed for another 9. And Josh McKown(13 TDs, 66% completions) performed nearly flawlessly as fill-in starter for the Chicago Bears last season.
3. Josh Freeman
4. Chad Henne
5. Matt Cassel
These three have had their ups and down but when they're good...watch out. Josh Freeman has serious upside, considering he threw 29TDs and 4064 yards in 2012.
6. Shaun Hill
7. Matt Flynn
8. Kellen Clemens
9. Derek Anderson
Each has had a few truly memorable performances but have not had the consistency to be great. Perhaps a change of scenery is just what they need?
10. Tim Tebow
Why not, right?
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel aired it out for 382 yards and two touchdowns to lead the team to victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Check out the other nominees for Week 15's FedEx Air and Ground Player of the Week.
Hello I'm Evan R. and welcome to the first article of Quarterback Match Up. Today we are talking about the Vikings situation of quarterbacks. We have, three count them THREE, quarterbacks. Josh Freeman, Matt Cassel, and Christian Ponder. I will be doing reasons that these quarterbacks are good and how they are bad. So let's get started shall we?
1. Josh Freeman
Can throw deep
Not afraid to throw
On third down he always rolls out to the right and throws it 10 yards out of bounds!
All in all summary:
I don't know why they would get this quarterback, he is so bad throwing the ball it's not worth having him on your team! Stick with the quarterback who knows your plays and doesn't do the same thing over and over again on third down.
2. Matt Cassel
Throws good short
Not afraid to throw
Can scramble out of the pocket
Throws interceptions 24/7
All in All summary:
Decent but not as good as Christen Ponder. He throws interceptions so much he has a phone service about it! SO CALL 1-800-555-PIK6 TODAY for your free interception and "How to throw a Pick 6 booklet"! No wonder the Chiefs got rid of him because he led them to 2-14 due to his interceptions.
3. Christian Ponder
Makes good choices
Knows the plays
Trusts his arm a little too much
Throws it deep too often
All in All summary:
If he's healthy, this is the quarterback you choose for Pete's Sake! He does mostly everything right for his offense and they deserve a quarterback like this. THAT'S THAT this quarterback needs to start if there going to get a win.
This is Evan and I'm signing out!
Which quarterback is the best? Tell me in the comments
The Vikings have a lot of decent quarterbacks on their roster that can all be starters for other teams. One is Josh Freeman, who they just got from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was a starter there but now is the third string on the Vikings because of all the turnovers or missed throws in Tampa Bay. The Vikings second string quarterback is Christian Ponder. He was a good starter once on the Vikings but then lost his job to a former quarterback from the Kansas City Chiefs, Matt Cassel. Matt is now the starting quarterback for the Vikings. The reason he came to Minnesota was because the San Francisco 49ers dropped Alex Smith and the Chiefs got him and replaced Cassel. Matt Cassel is not doing bad in Minnesota and I think it is good that he is starting. In my opinion, I think they should trade one of their quarterbacks to a team who needs one like the Jacksonville Jaguars. Minnesota is doing a good job on improving their passing game.
So Minnesota now has three pretty good quarterbacks, since they recently signed Josh Freeman. The Vikings other two quarterbacks are Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder. I think this was a good signing for the Minnesota Vikings because now they have a decent quarterback to go with an outstanding runningback if they start Josh Freeman. Freeman is far better than Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel. He has a lot of potential and has just not been able to show all of it when he was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has a stronger arm and he can run a little better than the other two quarterbacks.
I think Josh Freeman will easily be the starting quarterback. All he has to do is learn the plays in the playbook. Once he does that, the offense for the Vikings should be stronger and more consistent.
The Vikings might end up trading or releasing one of the other quarterbacks. I think the team that could use the most help is the Jacksonville Jaguars or the Cleveland Browns since Brian Hoyer is now out. Out of the two quarterbacks, I think Matt Cassel will be the guy they trade or release. I can see him helping the Jaguars or the Browns a lot.
There are many okay Quarterbacks in the NFL, but not many have been great and there have been some shake-ups already. I'm going to talk about some of the teams that need their Quarterbacks to play better. So far in the season, I think the Minnesota Vikings desperately need one of their Quarterbacks to play better. Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel are both okay, but I think by the end of the season Christian Ponder will keep the job. The past years for Matt Cassel when he was with the Kansas City Chiefs were not good. He threw a lot of interceptions and didn't get the ball to open receivers. Even though Matt Cassel did pretty good last week, I don't think it will be enough to take over the starting job. Christian Ponder did pretty good the week before with two rushing touchdowns giving the Vikings an extra running threat to their game from the Quarterback position.
I think Josh Freeman has the potential inside of him to be a really great Quarterback. I don't think Mike Glennon showed very much from the ONE WEEK that he played, but the Buccaneers are going with him anyway and released Josh Freeman today. I think Josh Freeman could go to the St. Louis Rams or the Jacksonville Jaguars and possibly win the starting job. Sam Bradford still hasn't played well, and the Jaguars have much less talent than Freeman. I would say he should go to Jacksonville, because he could quickly make the Jaguars a better team. Maurice Jones-Drew and Freeman together in the backfield could make a very nice offensive attack for the Jaguars.
Seeing where Josh Freeman goes and who wins the starting job in Minnesota is going be a really interesting thing to me.
Going into week 5 there are some looming quaterback questions.
One of the biggest is who will be the Vikings starting quarterback in 2 weeks coming off the bye week. This past week Matt Cassel took over the QB job for the injured Chritian Ponder. He led the Vikings to a 34-27 win over the Steelers. The real controversy is when Adrian Petersen seemed to imply that Cassel was a better leader in the huddle. It will be interesting to see who Leslie Frazier starts next game.
Some people have questioned wether Matt Schaub, should maintain the starting quarterback job. For me, it's a no brainer. Can you really start TJ Yates?
In my opinion, the Josh Freeman story in Tampa Bay intrigues me the most. After Mike Glennon started on Sunday, you have to wonder what will happen to Josh Freeman. Will he go to Jacksonville, where he can start, or a team like Green Bay to back up Aaron Rogers?
I can't wait to see how these all play out.
There is quarterback controversy all over the National Football League. Often, these battles begin in the offseason and then carry into the regular season. Normally, when teams are facing a quarterback controversy, it gets ugly. A coach can either look at this scenario as the glass half empty, or is it full? The manager of a team can look at the two quarterbacks he has battling for the starting job on his roster and think to himself, "Which is more talented?" or "Which throws more interceptions and will not score in the red zone as often as the other?" No matter what the case, they are left with an option. The teams that are facing this fateful decision include Minnesota, Oakland, and a couple others. Here are all the battles in detail and how they will turn out.
First, Mike Glennon replaces Josh Freeman in Tampa Bay. The rookie has looked solid so far in the one game he has played. It is not appropriate to judge a quarterback, especially a rookie quarterback, after only one game. Josh Freeman led the Bucs to 0-3, but with Mike Glennon, they are still winless. It is improbable that Freeman will become a starter again this year, but like Matt Cassel, he should try to find another job somewhere else.
Speaking of Matt Cassel, that brings us to our second quarterback controversy in the NFC. The Vikings' Christian Ponder, like Freeman, caused Minnesota to play through the first three weeks without a win. That is why Matt Cassel, the 2-14 Chiefs quarterback from the year before, had to step in. He came out victorious in his first week as a starter wearing a purple jersey, but when you have to put in a quarterback like Cassel, you know things are not moving along so well in your town.
Now we go down to Texas where, not the Cowboys, but the Texans are strangely enough in a difficult situation with their starter, Matt Schaub. Schaub led his Houston team into the postseason last year, but now he does not look like the same quarterback. After three straight weeks with interceptions returned for touchdowns, some people, including his own team, are questioning his ability to be the leader of this talented Texans offense. If Schaub can have a solid week, he will probably silent this talk for the most part, but so far, he is yet to have a week like so.
The Raiders are in a position in which they are looking at too mediocre quarterbacks. Matt Flynn has really had only one game that had teams even really wanting considering him as a starter. Terrelle Pryor's mobile abilities make him a tough opponent for Flynn. Matt should take advantage of the fact that Pryor is injure and use this time to prove that he deserves the starting job for the Raiders. In the end, unfortunately, Pryor's injury will lose him his job.
Every one of these controversies will make coaches skeptical over something they do not want to be skeptical about. None of these quarterbacks have performed at the level their fans and their coaches are expecting them too. Maybe, with some luck, these quarterbacks will start to perform more efficiently and start heading their team in the right direction.