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Quarterbacks set to hit NFL free agency

While unlikely to feature any franchise QBs hitting the open market, there are plenty of nice backup options becoming available.

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While Joe Burrow is the obvious future at quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals, having a solid backup will be very important in 2021.

While hope remains high that Burrow will be ready for Week 1 as he recovers from a torn ACL, it’s still imperative that the Bengals have a suitable backup ready to go in the event Burrow isn’t ready.

Brandon Allen certainly had some nice moments in his first year in Cincinnati, but the journeyman is slated to hit free agency. He also finished the year with a putrid 56.5 Pro Football Focus grade, so the Bengals could probably upgrade the backup QB spot without spending a lot of money.

With that in mind, here is a look at the quarterbacks currently slated to become free agents in March (via Over The Cap).

  • Brandon Allen, Bengals
  • C.J. Beathard, 49ers
  • Joshua Dobbs, Steelers
  • Blake Bortles, Broncos
  • Brett Hundley, Cardinals
  • Sean Mannion, Vikings
  • Brian Hoyer, Patriots
  • Jameis Winston, Saints
  • Mike Glennon, Jaguars
  • Geno Smith, Seahawks
  • Blaine Gabbert, Buccaneers
  • Ryan Griffin, Buccaneers
  • Joe Flacco, Jets
  • Nate Sudfeld, Eagles
  • Cam Newton, Patriots
  • Matt Schaub, Falcons
  • Matt Barkley, Bills
  • Colt McCoy, Giants
  • Andy Dalton, Cowboys
  • A.J. McCarron, Texans
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins
  • Tyrod Taylor, Chargers
  • Mitchell Trubisky, Bears
  • Jacoby Brissett, Colts
  • Dak Prescott, Cowboys (likely getting franchise tag if no extension is reached)