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Following a quarterback class that included Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson and Sam Darnold, the 2019 NFL Draft class is a far cry from those first-year starters, making free-agent QBs more coveted than ever. There are some big names available, including a former Super Bowl winner, a world-class mentor and a reliable vet that quarterback-needy teams could potentially snag this offseason.
Here are the five best free agent quarterback options available for the 2019-20 season.
5. Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick briefly had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looking like a well-oiled offensive machine at the beginning of this season, but that ended just about as quickly as it began. We've seen the same story over and over again with the Fitzpatrick – a good game or two, and then we're right back to entertaining mediocrity. If he can strike up the Fitzmagic once again, the veteran out of Harvard could potentially do wonders for a team in need of a starting QB.
4. Josh McCown
Josh McCown has been an excellent mentor for Sam Darnold and another team would be wise to try and pry him away from the New York Jets. While McCown has thrived as a mentor, he's also shown he can still sling it when he's called upon. A lot of people may have written off McCown's playing career, but he did throw for a career-high 18 touchdowns in 2017.
3. Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor got steamrolled by the Baker Mayfield hype-train after going 4-for-14 with 19 passing yards against the New York Jets in Week 3. Unfortunately, that's the last memory most of us have of Taylor, a guy who should instead should be known as one of the more reliable quarterbacks in the NFL. If he doesn't stay in Cleveland as a backup, there will surely be a team willing to roll the dice on this seasoned vet.
2. Teddy Bridgewater
Teddy Bridgewater hung a major dud in Week 17 of the regular season, which was supposed to be his big free-agent showcase. Despite one truly bad game, Bridgewater certainly seems like he can lead an NFL franchise to a postseason berth. Now, it's just a matter of who will take the chance on the Vikings' former first-round pick and starter.
1. Nick Foles
Who wouldn't want a Super Bowl-winning quarterback as their new starter? That question will be answered soon enough as teams will be chomping at the bit to have Nick Foles leading their quarterback room. Make no mistake about it, Foles is good enough to start for most NFL teams and could fit just about anywhere. Foles will be the hottest QB commodity on the free-agent market and could change the future of a franchise over the next few years.
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