The Crazy QB Market

January 29th, 2020

Obsessed with the NFL quarterback market like Joe is?

It’s very intriguing. This is the rare offseason filled with the biggest of big names possibly hitting the street, along with a mess of young QBs with a ton of experience. And it might only get wilder if those players truly hit the market looking for work.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is in the mix with an expiring contract.

The No. 1 commodity is Tom Brady, if you listen to the NBC threesome of Peter King, Mike Florio and Chris Simms below. Would the Bucs dare to bring in Philip Rivers and Jameis Winston and let them compete with each other? (That comes up in the video.) Is Cam Newton headed to the Chargers?

King also shares that an NFL general manager recently asked him what kind of offer for Saints QB Taysom Hill in restricted free agency would be too much for the Saints to match.

A wild seven weeks awaits.

26 Responses to “The Crazy QB Market”

  1. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Let’s get rid of the “who’s better argument?”

    Who else will give the opponents a chance to win as much as their own team?

    Who else is gonna turn it over 30 plus times?

    Who else is gonna give up prime field position and put the defense in a bad spot each week?

    Who else will be 28th in completion percentage?

    Who else will divide a fan base with downright dumb play?

  2. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Jameis is not in the franchise QB salary range , IMO….sigh a vet game manager and draft the future starter…Move On .Bucs….

  3. Bradinator Says:

    It looks to be a fun offseason for QB speculation. Draft one? Get a Free agent? I suspect the organization will Franchise Winston and see what happens. Can’t picture Brady or Rivers coming here to learn Arians system and be successful. If Herbert falls to us on Draft Day, it’s a maybe. Kinda fun to talk about…just no more “River lives close, so that’s why we pick him” nonsense. Geographical distance is NOT a criteria NFL organizations use to pick a QB (or anyone else for that matter).

  4. miken Says:

    Going to be interesting to see how this plays out for everyone. I hope Brees comes backs and puts the saints in a tough situation.

  5. BucBoy Says:

    I’m loyal section 311 and BELIEVE IN JAMEIS! Why get rid of a 26 year old, who has all the attributes of a great QB and replace him with a 40 year old, who is on his way down? Jameis is good, but did turn the ball over too much this year. That’s with both him and his receivers learning a new system. In 2021 we will probably have the youngest team in the NFL and a real chance to make noise in the postseason. It would make no sense to let Jameis leave this franchise for a 1-2 year has been rental.

  6. SteveK Says:

    It would be a wonderful thing to have Brady finish out his career with the Bucs. The GOAT would take us back to the playoffs. Leadership, determination, focus, and the ability to be a wizard at the line of scrimmage.

    If at all possible, sign Brady and resign the D. Draft whatever would give us a shot at going for it all.

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    we’ll see

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  8. Robert Says:

    GET BRADY!!!!!

    at whatever cost!

  9. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:


    What do you consider the attributes to be a “great” QB?

    I’d say Decision making, accuracy, leadership, protecting the ball and pocket presence.

    Of those the only attribute he has shown to be consistently good at is pocket presence

    In 70 starts he’s the league leader in turnovers that’s awful decision making and that usually doesn’t change right away if ever.

    He was 28th in completion percentage in 2019

    People say he’s a great leader but what has he led this team to? His sloppiness with the ball rubs off on others. He rarely puts the team on his back and wills them to a W

    Let’s stop with hyperboles with this player. The film doesn’t lie

  10. Pewter power Says:

    After the career he has had Why on earth would rivers come here to compete for a job with someone as inconsistent as Winston that makes absolutely no sense and is the most unrealistic of all the dream scenarios listed here. Yea let’s the number 1 and 2 QBs in interceptions Duke it out to see who can start.

  11. Tampa2ATL Says:

    Tom Brady = sloppy seconds. No, thank you.

  12. BucsNation08 Says:

    You guys hollering for a game manager at qb are clowns, this team isnt built for that type of qb with our below average run game

  13. TOM Says:

    IMHO I would like to see the Bucs get Dalton from the Bengals. (17mil)

  14. martinii Says:

    First it is obvious we as well as the experts are all over the board on this. I agree with Florio that this is one unique season where multiple possibilities abound, I think the team that sets parameters is the team likely to win out. Resign Winston (or Franchise him). Pay him what you can afford without letting valuable UFA”S leave town. Daft a usable QB and let them compete. Same With RB.

  15. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Asking a favor. Could you post a list of important dates between now and the draft date of April 23rd?

    It gets complicated pretty fast…restricted FA’s versus unrestricted and on and on.

    JW is clearly over three years as are all of our major FA’s so do the Buc’s have to sign them before FA begins…or can they negotiate after a certain date.

    Won’t our FA signings tell us what we’re going to be looking for in the draft or do we have time past April 23rd to lock them up?

  16. Matthew Fifer Says:


    That may be true right now but have you forgot the season is over? We have FA, the draft, and undrafted players to look at. Get one or two solid run blockers through any of those channels, and perhaps a bruiser back like Dobbins to complement Jones and we could be built for that.

    The 2019 Buc’s couldn’t do it, but the 2020 Bucs could if they actually make the effort to do so. Your statement only holds merit if we just completely ignore the running game all off-season and return in 2020 with the exact same O-line and same running backs. If we do ignore it, it’s only further proof that no one in this organization knows what they are doing.

    One of the biggest defenses Jameis fans have is “he has no run game to support him”. If he stays here, this off-season is the time to fix that.

  17. BrianBucs Says:

    Bryan Glazer recently said he would like for the Bucs to be the first team to play in the Superbowl in their own stadium, so the emphasis is on Win This Year.
    That being said, a huge move at QB would not surprise me.
    Or they could stick with Winston and watch on TV like the rest of us.

  18. admin Says:

    st. Pete:

    Just google “NFL calendar.”

  19. MTM Says:

    Brady isn’t coming to Tampa. Scratch that one off the board. Rivers, Hill or Bridgewater maybe.

  20. stpetebucsfan Says:



  21. Allbuccedup Says:

    Would not surprised if Bridgewater goes home to Miami with a big contract and the Bucs trade their 14th pick in the first round and their second round pick and one of their tight ends for the Dolphins 5th pick. Then draft Herbert.

  22. Jean Lafitte Says:

    What’s disappointing is us even having these questions about our QB.

    If Jameis wasn’t such a problem we wouldn’t even be talking about replacing him.

  23. Gambelero Says:

    Everybody here is underestimating the cost of the alternatives. We can’t throw in a second, and a TE to switch our 14 for the Dolphins 5. If a top 5 QB is still there, it’ll take king’s ransom.

    And the Rivers or equivalent veteran + a first round QB pick crowd. First there’s no way Rivers is going to come here and play for the Glazers. He’s gotta be targeting Tennessee. Even if he did, what are the odds of us finding a star QB at 14? People like to point to Watson, Prescott, Mahomes, Jackson, but for every one of those, there’s a long list of round one flame-outs.

    And then there’s the cost. Two years at close to $30m each for Rivers, plus the opportunity cost of using a first round pick. Even if we go to a Brissett, a Foley’s, a Bridgewater, a Mariota, a Taylor or another not yet but could yet be cast off player like Tanneyhill, Trubisky, Carr, etc., they’re not coming here for one year as a caretaker. A Glennon, a Gabbert, a McCown might, but what hope does that give us?

  24. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Am I the only one not blown away by the top picks this year.

    Burrow is pretty much it…he’s going to Cincy

    Tua has the injury and I’m just not sold on Saban QB’s.

    Next year Lawrence will come out but he’ll be a #1 as well.

    I do not wish to trade up for a QB..if we can find one in the 2nd or lower take a shot.

  25. Bkyrdbob77 Says:

    Brady hates getting hit. Not a chance in hades he comes here.

  26. Patrickbucs Says:

    Great sack McCoy! Too bad Jameis couldn’t finish that one either!