3 Teams That Could Trade Up for a QB in the 2020 NFL Draft

David Kaestle
Jameis Winston throws a pass in recent game against the Colts.
Jameis Winston throws a pass in recent game against the Colts. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images
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Every year a handful of NFL teams come into the NFL Draft looking to select a quarterback. Whether they're one of the worst teams picking at the top of the draft or middling team that is just planning ahead for an aging quarterback on the decline.

This makes the college quarterbacks available to be drafted every year into some hot commodities, and leaves plenty of opportunity for various teams to move up and down in the draft while they target a specific guy.

With that in mind, let's take a look at three teams that could trade up in the 2020 NFL Draft to select a quarterback.

1. Tennessee Titans

Derrick Henry hugs head coach Mike Vrabel on sidelines during a Titans game.
Derrick Henry hugs head coach Mike Vrabel on sidelines during a Titans game. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Tennessee Titans have seemingly given up on former No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota, as he approaches the end of his rookie contract this season. Ryan Tannehill seized the starting job in Week 7 and has performed beautifully in Mariota's place. Tannehill is on the older side though, already 31. The former Dolphins quarterback might not be someone the Titans want to sign or the long term. Tennessee is projected to pick 19th in the draft, but if it decides it wants to go the route of selecting a quarterback, they could make a move up into the top 10.

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Evans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers walk onto the field prior to a game.
Mike Evans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers walk onto the field prior to a game. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Jameis Winston, the man drafted No. 1 overall ahead of Mariota, may be dealt a similar hand in Tampa. While Winston still holds his starting job, he seems to be doing everything he can to give it away, setting career highs in turnovers in 2019. First-year head coach Bruce Arians is known as something of a quarterback whisperer, but he hasn't been able to solve the puzzle that is Winston and his turnovers. If Arians decides he would be better suited being handed a clean slate of a rookie quarterback, Tampa could very well choose to move on from Winston and trade up form their projected No. 16 slot to draft a quarterback.

3. Carolina Panthers

Christian McCaffrey on the sidelines during a game against the Washington Redskins.
Christian McCaffrey on the sidelines during a game against the Washington Redskins. / Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

The Panthers are currently projected to select No. 12 in the 2020 NFL Draft, so they might not have to trade up far to get their guy, especially if their guy isn't named Joe Burrow. Carolina has a sticky situation at QB heading into the offseason. Cam Newton is dealing with a slew of injuries and heading into the last year of his contract, and Kyle Allen hasn't been overly impressive in his time as the starter. With a new head coach coming in, he may want to have the chance to draft his own guy as opposed to sticking with Newton, Allen or 2019 third-round pick Will Grier.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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