I'm bored, you're bored. The lockout sucks. So here's a little "game" where we try to match each QB to a team for next year. Everyone will have different opinions, but the goal of the game is to have every QB and every team happy with who they're matched up with. First, lets look at all the teams who still want/need a new QB.
Looking for: experienced vet who can create chemistry with Larry Fitzgerald.
Looking for: Competition for or possible upgrade over Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Looking for: Anyone but Tim Tebow.
Possibilities: Tim Tebow, Tim Tebow, Tim Tebow
Looking for: Competition for or possible upgrade over Chad Henne.
Possibilities: Kyle Orton, Carson Palmer, Vince Young
Looking for: stopgap veteran who can hold the reigns while tutoring rookie Christian Ponder.
Possibilities: Donovan McNabb, Carson Palmer, Marc Bulger
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Looking for: veteran who can lead a young offense and tutor rookie Colin Kaepernick.
Possibilities: Carson Palmer, Donovan McNabb, Kyle Orton
Looking for: anyone.
Possibilities: Carson Palmer, Kyle Orton, Marc Bulger
Now, lets look at what each QB is looking for in a new team, and their best destination.
Wants: A legitimate opportunity to start and become a franchise QB.
Wants: A strong supporting cast with the chance at a Superbowl.
Destination: Minnesota- with Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin and a strong defense, the Vikings have the best supporting cast to offer of these teams. The key to their Superbowl chances will be retaining Sidney Rice.
Wants: Out of Cincinnati.
Destination: San Francisco- not only does he get out of Cincinnati, he gets as far away as possible going across the country. Palmer will have weapons in Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree, and Frank Gore, and should pair nicely with Jim Harbaugh.
Wants: Somewhere to start over with a chance to compete for starting job.
Destination: Miami- he'll have to beat out Chad Henne, but if he does he would work well with Sparano. He'll provide a running threat to a team with no runningbacks and Sparano can go back to some wildcat formations that he wasn't able to use with Henne.
Wants: A chance to start.
Destination: Buffalo- He and Fitzpatrick will duke it out in camp, and the loser will become an afterthought.
Wants: A chance to start.
Destination: Washington- This is the smart move for the Redskins. For years they've brought in QBs with huge expectations, but its time they get a safe veteran who can bridge the gap until they get a real franchise QB.
So, there's my take on all this craziness. Where do you think these guys should land?
Which of these QBs is the best value for what teams will give up to get them?
Kolb- 1st round pick + more (12 votes)
McNabb- late round pick or free agent (29 votes)
Palmer- 2-4 round pick (18 votes)
Young- late round pick or free agent (10 votes)
Orton- mid-late round pick (17 votes)
Bulger- free agent (4 votes)
90 total votes