There could be even more quarterback movement this offseason, but who are the top five players entering free agency at this position? We’re getting to a point where teams are willing to part with valuable draft capital in order to chase what they think to be a franchise quarterback.
The early returns on some of these moves are great, while others, not so much. This offseason should again be busy with a ton of quarterback movement via trades and free agency. There does appear to be a solid crop of free agent quarterbacks.
Some may just serve as a bridge QB, while a team may take a chance on a free agent quarterback to be their long-term answer.
Ranking the five best quarterback free agents in 2023
5. Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks
I don’t think anyone expected Geno Smith to have a better season than Russell Wilson, but it happened. In fact, the veteran actually made a Pro Bowl too and led the league in completion percentage.
Smith has played himself into a nice payday from Seattle, but this was the first time he looked like a competent quarterback, so it’s unknown whether he’d be able to continue this in the future.
Geno Smith could be the latest quarterback who has a breakout season, but then returns to his normal, backup caliber self.
However, right now, he’s one of the more efficient passers in the NFL, and will remain as such until he proves otherwise.