The first part of this article focused on the AFC QB situation in the NFL and looked at how the landscape will dramatically change in five years. Now we will look at the NFC situation. The NFC's situation is just as precarious as the AFC's.
Like the AFC, the NFC will be forced to keep dipping into a pool of unproven QBs, either ones whose NFL careers have been lengthened due to poor talent, or rookies who have yet to make their mark on the NFL. No matter how you slice it though, in five-year's time, there is going to be a gargantuan, across-the-board turnover in terms of current starting NFC QBs.
Tony Romo is a brittle 36. Being under center in 2017, is far from a given. Kellen Moore and 2016 fourth-round rookie Dak Prescott are shaky backups, let alone future starters.
Eli Manning turns 36 during the season, and he won't be long in following his brother off the field. Ryan Nassib, the 2013 fourth-rounder, has just 10 career passes.
Sam Bradford is one of those QBs trying to revive a once-promising career. Rookie first-rounder Carson Wentz is champing at the bit, but he needs a year or more to adjust to the NFL. This will be a make-or-break year for Bradford as he looks to get his career back on track.
Nothing is ever certain with owner Daniel Snyder, but in the short term, Kirk Cousins is the man under center. Cousins had a solid year in 2015, but is he nothing more than Gus Frerotte? Colt McCoy rides shotgun and has proven to be a serviceable fill in.
Jay Cutler was not wanted in Denver and now is wearing out his welcome with the Bears. At 33 now, there's not a slim chance he only sees 38 in the NFL by holding a clipboard. Brian Hoyer is one of the better backups in the NFL after leading the Texans to a 9-7 record as their starting QB in 2015. His implosion in the playoffs last season is the reason he is best suited to emergency duties.
Mathew Stafford's career with Calvin Johnson had Gold Jacket written all over it. In typical Detroit fashion, it went sideways. Stafford is only 28 and should plod along for quite a few years to come. Dan Orlovsky has been called upon a number of times to fill in. At 32 with a limited skill set, he collects those paychecks mainly for riding the pine.
Aaron Rodgers turns 34 during the upcoming season. Barring some kind of catastrophe, he could easily play for another five season if not longer. Backup Brett Hundley saw his once promising stock plummet during the draft when he fell to the fifth-round.
At 23, Teddy Bridgewater is very young, and so far an unimpressive QB even in Norv Turner's offense. Only time will tell if he has what it takes to stick in the NFL. Shaun Hill has made many starts over his 11-year NFL career, but is not seriously viewed by anyone as a viable long-term starter.
Matt Ryan is 31, but he has never been overly impressive with a solid supporting cast on offense. With Ryan deeply entrenched as the Falcons' signal caller, Matt Schaub sits on the sidelines holding a clipboard. Schaub is best suited to sitting not throwing pick-sixes.
Superman can take a beating, but Cam Newton will understand at some point that he has to take better care of himself, even if he is just 27. Coming off a career year, Newton is one of the best young QBs in the league. Derek Anderson has numerous starts in his 10-year career.
New Orleans Saints
The Saints possess a $30 million man, 37 and still vying for a lucrative contract. It would be shocking to see Drew Brees still tossing the pigskin at 40. Garrett Grayson was drafted in the third round in 2015 as possible heir apparent to Brees, but has yet to pass journeyman, Luke McCown.
Famous Jameis Winston flashed franchise skills in 2015, but also flashed how much he has to learn with 15 picks. Mike Glennon has wasted some very productive years sitting within an organization that does not believe in him. It's likely that 2017 will see Glennon with another team. Will he flourish or flounder?
Carson Palmer left the Bengals after the 2010 season. Make you feel old? Turning 37 during this season, he might see 40 still strapping on his chin strap, but not beyond that. Drew Stanton, 32, has made a dozen starts in his career, but holds a wobbly 54.6 percent career completion rate. The once highly touted Matt Barkley is not long for the league.
Los Angeles Rams
It's weird thinking of the Rams back in L.A., but 2016 will see their return with their anointed franchise QB at the helm. Jared Goff likely will start Week 1 in 2016 and many think he has a very bright future. Nick Foles threw 27 TDs in 2013, but things have all gone downhill since then for him, and most likely he will not be a Ram come September.
Blaine Gabbert and Collin Kaepernick form what can arguably be called the worst QB tandem for the NFL's worst team. Gabbert, the former first-round pick of the Jags looks to improve on his limited success in 2015, while Kaep hopes to reignite the talent that enabled him to receive a seven-year $127 million contract in 2014. Don't be surprised if both QBs flame out in 2016 and the Niners give sixth-rounder Jeff Driskel the nod.
Russell Wilson is an electrifying young gun with what appears to be a promising long career ahead of him. UDFA QB Trevone Boykin is currently listed as Wilson's direct backup.