Winners, losers and biggest questions from NFL free agency Day 1 – ESPN

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Kevin SeifertNFL Nation

Close national NFL writer NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008

And so we were already on to backup quarterbacks by late Wednesday afternoon, less than two hours after the official opening of the NFL’s 2018 league year and free-agency signing period. Trevor Siemian was heading to the Minnesota Vikings. Tom Savage was signing with the New Orleans Saints. Chad Henne was visiting the Tennessee Titans.

Yes, the unprecedented activity — or, at least, reporting of said activity — during the three-day negotiating period rendered a near drama-free beginning to the free-agent market. More than half of our top 100 free agents have new contract agreements, and by Wednesday evening, NFL teams were picking through a second wave of less pursued players.

We hashed through some of the biggest moves late Tuesday night. So, while we have a moment, let’s take a bigger-picture look at the proceedings since:

Quick links: Barnwell’s grades | Schefter’s news | Signings by team | Top 100 free agents

Baffling questions in Arizona

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim has a lot of fans around the NFL who respect his work in digging the franchise out of a decadeslong competitive hole. But I’m having a hard time understanding what he and the franchise are doing this offseason or how in the world the Cardinals will be competitive in 2018.

Here are five quarterback situations that still appear the most questionable, and which teams might be looking to take a QB early in the draft.

The Packers went from free-agency bystanders to major players on the eve of this year’s market opening, agreeing to sign two of the biggest names: Jimmy Graham and Muhammad Wilkerson. Here

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