QB Index, Week 14: Giants among desperate teams – NFL.com

“There aren’t many teams searching for a starting quarterback” is a statement that has almost never been true in the NFL. It is absolutely true at the moment.

The unprecedented depth at the position will impact this offseason’s free-agent market and NFL draft, with fewer teams than a year ago likely to spend top dollar or a top pick on the position. While the market for available veteran quarterbacks still has to shake out, I see only three teams that appear absolutely desperate to find a new signal-caller this offseason.

Before getting to the quarterback rankings, let’s look at which teams could be diving back into the QB pool this offseason.

Desperate for an answer

Jacksonville Jaguars: It’s hard to overstate how costly Tom Coughlin’s misguided three-year deal for Blake Bortles will be for the team. Even though Bortles was under contract for 2018, the team chose last offseason to give him a $15 million signing bonus on a new three-year contract that guarantees $6.5 million into next season. The most likely outcome is that Bortles, who was benched prior to last weekend’s game, is released, with the Jaguars eating $16.5 million in dead money on their salary cap to say goodbye.

The team could also keep him around as an expensive potential backup, but there’s no question the Jaguars will be in the market for a new starter. With a defense that remains playoff-caliber and a front office that is consistently aggressive, the Jaguars figure to be at the center of quarterback discussions in free agency, trades and the draft. After years of being afraid to provide competition for Bortles, this finally looks like the offseason that the Jaguars replace him.

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