With Derek Carr signing a deal with the Saints, the quarterback market could be coming more into focus. Which will be the next domino to fall?
The news was a bit shocking to me, honestly. I don’t see how the New Orleans Saints are much of a fit, but the deal has been agreed to, and Carr will wear the black and gold… NFC edition.
The next quarterback domino to fall is unknown at this time, but there could be some fireworks very soon.
Aaron Rodgers’ decision after his darkness retreat seems like the next logical step, but what else could happen before then?
Well, someone I am keeping an eye out for is the future of Ryan Tannehill in Tennessee. The Titans can save millions on their cap number by releasing the veteran player. He had a couple of down seasons in Tennessee when Arthur Smith left for Atlanta.
The other QB to keep an eye out for is Jimmy Garoppolo and what his potential market looks like.
A team like the New York Jets look poised to make a significant QB move this offseason, but would they prefer Aaron Rodgers for a year or perhaps Garoppolo for three or more?
I think the Jets are personally eyeing the four time MVP quarterback as their #1 choice, and I don’t blame them.
We also have the Lamar Jackson saga. The Ravens and Jackson have not agreed to a contract extension, and a tag + trade situation actually seems more and more likely.
To me, the quarterback market this offseason will come down to the timing of it all.
If the Ravens and Jackson cannot come to a deal and reports surface that a trade could be made, expect QB needy teams to make a push.
Then, if he does get dealt to a new team, was that team previously interesting in guys like Rodgers or Garoppolo?
You see, I think this can end up being a giant mess. The past few offseasons have seen quite a bit of QB movement, and it looks like we’ll see more of that this offseason.