The Offseason: Quarterbacks


This is an idea lovingly ripped from PhinPhanatic, the FSB Dolphins Blog, but it is a great idea.  Each week or maybe more frequently, we’ll take a look at each position and the Ravens’ nand issues facing it, like players that are becoming free agents, or being let go.

The first position we will look at is quarterback.  Right now, the starting spot is pretty much cemented for Joe Flacco, but the NFL is a league of injuries.  I believe that every team that wants to be a contender needs a capable, semi-experienced backup QB.  The Ravens are losing QBs Kyle Boller and Todd Bouman to free agency.  With Brian Billick, Boller’s  biggest fan, gone, I believe that Boller will be let go.  Maybe Bouman will be resigned, but does it really matter?  That means if they both go, the situation is Flacco and Troy Smith.

Two QBs is not enough, and Smith seems like he might not fit as a QB in Cam Cameron’s system, as most of the passing occurs inside the pocket, and Smith loves to roll out.  Possible free agents that would be good backup or 3rd-string QBs include Charlie Batch, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brooks Bollinger, David Carr, Charlie Frye, Dan Orvlosky and J.T. O’Sullivan.  Possible late-round draft picks could be Nate Davis (Ball State), Rhett Bomar (Sam Houston St, formerly Oklahoma), or Chase Daniel (Missouri), just to name a few.

Quarterback isn’t a need this offseason, except one of those “depth needs.”  Drafting a QB in the mid to late rounds would make almost no sense, so if Boller is let go, expect a possible signing.  This will be one of the first offseasons in a while where people don’t grumble about the QB and start to grumble about the defense (mainly a position starting with corner and ending with back)


NFL Draft Countdown: QB Rankings

Possible QB Free Agents