If you watched JT O'Sullivan's performance on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, then you know for certain he should never, ever, never-ever be allowed to take a snap as a Cincinnati Bengal, ever, ever, again.
I decided to take a stab at looking at the free market and figure out if we actually have any viable free agents out there that would be an immediate upgrade (Andre Smith as QB would be an immediate upgrade, but you get my meaning) as someone able to take the reigns should Carson have to leave a game.
Barring QBs that still have a team jersey and paycheck, at least until the 53 man cutdown day arrives, here's our picks:
This is the most current list of free agent QB I could find http://www.kffl.com/static/nfl/features/freeagents/fa.php
If there are others you know about, or if any of these guys were recently snatched up, please let me know.
|Todd Collins||UFA (Cut)||Washington Redskins||Free Agent|
When Jason Cambell was sucking it up last year, Collins went in. We know that with McNabb in the house the Skins had to let someone go. His stats are lackluster but compared to JTO'S, might be a good option.
|QB||Daunte Culpepper||UFA||Detroit Lions||Free Agent|
I have mixed emotions about Culpepper. I don't think he's got much left in the tank. Better than JTO'S, probably. Able to win games, Probably not.
|QB||Jeff Garcia||UFA (Cut)||Oakland Raiders||Free Agent|
Garcia has been on our radar for a while now. He would be an upgrade.
|QB||Matt Gutierrez||UFA (Cut)||Kansas City Chiefs||Free Agent|
Well, the Chefs cut him. Need I say more? OK, he's been injured for a long time, and reeks of medocrity. Moving on.
|QB||Gibran Hamdan||Signed||Buffalo Bills||CFL|
In june, Hamdan announced his retirement from Pro ball. Moving on.
|QB||Josh McCown||UFA||Carolina Panthers||Free Agent|
This one has some interest value. He's actually in the UFL for Hartford. This kids got some game to him. I think he'd be an upgrade on the cheap.
|QB||Mike Reilly||UFA (Cut)||St. Louis Rams||Free Agent|
Reilly got picked up for a stint by the Seahawks in the spring, then dumped. There's low, very low interest level in him by anyone. I don't see him as an upgrade.
|QB||Jeff Rowe||UFA (Cut)||New England Patriots||Free Agent|
Rowe's been around, including here. I see him as a possibility to upgrade at backup and the system would not be completely unknown to him.
|QB||D.J. Shockley||UFA (Cut)||Atlanta Falcons||Free Agent|
Not very much info about someone that is as uninteresting as shockley. Do you know anything about him?
|QB||Brian St. Pierre||UFA||Arizona Cardinals||Free Agent|
He had a back injury last year, and the Cards opted to not sign him back up. Do they know something that would mean stay away? Or if given enough time could he be ready in 2010? Lots of ?????
|QB||Mike Teel||UFA (Cut)||New England Patriots||Free Agent|
Picked up by Chicago and promptly tore a hammy. Pass.
Other than that, what other options are there left? Did Kitna look good last Sunday or what? (that should get some responses).