43 Percent of NFL Teams Could Have New Starting QB in 2020

Tom Brady may not be the starting QB for the New England Patriots come next season.
Tom Brady may not be the starting QB for the New England Patriots come next season. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

NFL free agency can always change the landscape of the league, but this year, the domino effect at the game's most important position may quickly turn the negotiating period into a total overhaul.

With all potential trades and free agent moves on the table under center, it's not unrealistic that an insanely high 14 teams could potentially have new starting QBs by the start of the season.

As always, some are looking for star QBs in the draft (such as LSU's Joe Burrow, the new Bengal in town). However, this season, there's a much higher chance that players leave in free agency (Tom Brady, Jameis Winston, Ryan Tannehill), or that teams in need trade for a more established starting QB (Nick Foles).

At least 14 teams fall into one (or more) of these categories: The Panthers, Bears, Bengals, Broncos, Colts, Jaguars, Chargers, Dolphins, Patriots, Giants, Raiders, Buccaneers, Titans and Washington are all somewhat amenable to a fresh start. Of course, with unanticipated possibilities such as an injury, possible retirements, or a benching, we could see half the league with new franchise-leading quarterbacks. Odds are high the Giants rely on Daniel Jones next season, but they keep finding their way into Tom Brady rumors, so they belong on this list, too.

With so many quality QBs on the market, NFL teams need not worry, as there are tons of options available this offseason either through the draft, trade, or free agency.