Washington Redskins v Chicago Bears

7 Best Free Agent QB's

With the NFL draft looming, teams are looking to fill out their rosters and bolster their push for Super Bowl LII. Although free agent quarterbacks aren't next years strong point, there are some good arms to be had. 

7. Mike Glennon

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Glennon, in his 2013 rookie season with Tampa Bay, stepped into a starting role and seemingly excelled in a team otherwise destined to fail. Despite being relegated to appearances mainly as a substitute, at 27, Glennon still has many years ahead of him and perhaps could serve as a solid option for a team looking to fill a backup quarterback slot for the coming years.

6. Josh McCown

Pittsburgh Steelers v Cleveland Browns

Simply put, Josh McCown's golden years are upon him. In five games for the Browns, he proved to be a solid option, averaging about 220 yards per game and threw six touchdown passes. A career comprised of mostly substitute appearances means he is well equipped to step into any locker room and answer when called upon.

5. Brian Hoyer

Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers

Brian Hoyer had arguably the best season of his career in 2016 and, despite playing only six games, posted an admirable 67-percent pass completion rate as well as a career-high average of 240.8 yards per game. Furthermore, he acted in the engine room for a playoff bound Texans team in 2015. Hoyer's steady hand when called upon may be just what a team needs to fine tune their roster.

4. Ryan Fitzpatrick

Buffalo Bills v New York Jets

Ryan Fitzpatrick has bounced around the NFL for much of his professional career, yet despite moving around a lot, there is one constant; his solid play. A sluggish 2016 season betrays his record for posting solid passing yardage and touchdown passes. Although his aging legs indicate his time is approaching, he still has a couple of years left in the tank and could make a solid run as a backup quarterback.

3. Matt Barkley

Washington Redskins v Chicago Bears

After a solid run of three games last season, Barkley faltered in his subsequent appearances after throwing 14 picks. Despite this, his flashes of brilliance (however few they may be), coupled with his relatively young age, allowed him to put up 1,611 passing yards in his seven games, which means he could offer any team depth at the quarterback position with room to improve.

2. Case Keenum

Miami Dolphins v Los Angeles Rams

Last season with the Rams proved to be the best season of Case Keenum's career, as the 28-year-old posted a career high 2,201 passing yards and threw nine touchdown passes. Most teams who need a reliable backup quarterback should look into Keenum for the upcoming season.

1. Kirk Cousins

New York Giants v Washington Redskins

Cousins has improved year after year during his stints with the Redskins, earning a starting spot and putting up an astonishing 4,917 passing yards last season. Despite throwing 12 interceptions, he made up for it with a career-high 25 passing touchdowns. At 28 years old, he has years ahead of football ahead of him and is easily head and shoulders above other available free agent quarterbacks.

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