Top 5 NFL Free Agents: Quarterbacks

by Punter's Hero on July 14, 2011

in Latest News, NFL

#1 Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts

Obviously, Peyton Manning isn’t going anywhere as the Indianapolis Colts would be insane to let arguably the best quarterback in the game leave via free agency, but this storied franchise may have dropped the ball by not signing the four-time NFL MVP before the NFL lockout.

There is no question that the Colts will look to make Manning the highest-paid player in the NFL today. The numbers might be much lower though considering the impact that a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) could have on the gunslinger’s new contract.

#2 Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles

Much like the Indianapolis Colts, the Philadelphia Eagles would be crazy to let Michael Vick go at this point in time as he could be a legitimate NFL MVP candidate for the next five years or so. After Vick showed that he still has it and is actually better than the player he was in Atlanta, the Eagles will be looking to sign him to a lucrative deal to keep him in Philly for a long time.

#3 Matt Hasselback, Seattle Seahawks

Matt Hasselback is the first real free agent on this list as his future is uncertain to say the least. Even though the Seattle Seahawks have said they intend to keep Hasselback under center, the veteran quarterback might not be so convinced and could look to go elsewhere before next season.

#4 Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers

Last season was a bust for the San Francisco 49ers and everyone knows it, but despite the disappointing year, the 49ers are ready to sign Alex Smith to a one-year deal worth about $5 million dollars.

There is no way that Smith will get that kind of money anywhere else, so I don’t see him going anywhere.

#5 Marc Bulger, Baltimore Ravens

It is no secret that Marc Bulger isn’t the quarterback he used to be and probably will never be close to a Pro Bowler in this league again, but teams around the league still seem to be interested in the veteran gunslinger.

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