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Keeper Projections: Quarterbacks

These rankings are designed to rank the players for the next 2-3 years for keeper and dynasty leagues, but we do tend to give some players with immediate value a slight bump based on their ability to help you now. We also at times give players we are high on for down the road a little bit of a bump up. Our ratings for talent consider skill level and ability to excel in the pros. Our ratings for opportunity consider supporting cast, system, and durability. Mouse over the "KEY" icon to see what the various categories and symbols mean.

quarterbacks

Updated: 03/22/2017 04:52pm EDT
Rank Name Pos Age Team Up Dn MOVE Comments
1QB27---Has issues but will always put up numbers due to passing and running skills, and stocked with young WRs and OL help in '16 draft.
2QB28---Intangibles off the charts and play on field also stellar with rushing production and WR Lockett looks legit.
3QB25---Gifted thrower and athletic and WR Cooper and TE Walford are nice additions, so things look promising as he can clearly play.
4QB29---Still an elite arm talent and Jim Bob Cooter a good fit and locked in as OC, and Calvin retiring was not an issue.
5QB33---Up and down in 2016, but still relatively young and a future HOFer and some hope at WR with some young guys and TE Bennett is nice asset.
6QB27---The hits have taken a toll and a down year in 2016 and looking less appealing heading into '17.
7QB38---Few signs of slippage and can still put up numbers next 1-2 years with Payton as HC even with Cooks gone as Ginn a viable replacement for now.
8QB23YES-UPMany strong QB attributes and appealing qualities on the field and Jackson's speed will help a lot if he keeps improving.
9QB24---Strong physical skills/mental ability, showed clear signs of elite player potential and Jeffery+Torrey for 2017 makes solid receiving corps.
10QB23YES--He's improved midseason and is developing into a solid pocket QB, but they need some speed at WR and Murray won't do it much longer.
11QB39--UPCan still put up huge numbers and no sign of a slow-down and loaded with playmakers, including impressive young WR Mitchell and now stud Cooks.
12QB23---Prescott is a good athlete with a strong arm and if he keeps working on his craft he's shown he can be a star, and he will keep working.
13QB31---Short-term future looks good, but Shanahan is gone so there will be a drop-off and Julio may not play 2-3 more years.
14QB28--DOWNSettled in nicely here with Gruden but team is a mess and if he stays in Wash will really need Doctson to come through, yet Pryor helps for '17 too.
15QB35---OL in solid shape w/ stud talents in WR Brown/RB Bell, plus Bryant a difference maker but becoming a year-to-year guy w/ retirement in play.
16QB35---Has some solid years left in him and WR corps is very solid and now TE star in Henry so things looking okay.
17QB29--DOWNCan clearly put up strong numbers but OL has taken 2 big hits in 2017 and weaponry is so-so.
18QB28---Smart/athletic with big arm and running ability and new HC Gase gives him a chance with revamped OL and a foundation back in Ajayi.
19QB36--UPBeckham a stud the rest of Eli's career, plus continuity w/ HC McAdoo and Shepard a nice WR plus now Marshall so should bounce back in 2017.
20QB27--UPHis athleticism provides Bills and fantasy owners with a soid floor and likely in as starter next 2 years at least after '17 contract re-do.
21QB32---He can clearly play and Perriman could still pan out so he should be decent next 2-3 years at least.
22QB24-YES-Impressive physical tools and talented young receiving corps, but he devolved in 2016 and future isn't as promising now.
23QB29---He's never played as well as he did here in 2016 so has a chance to be a top-15 guy next 1-2 years at least if OL isn't brutal.
24QB37-YES-Fell off in 2016 and year to year guy now but he will return with Fitzgerald for 2017.
25QB25YES--Solid showing in 2016, but Brady wants to keep playing 3-4 more years so Jimmy needs to be traded for 2017, but a FA in 2018.
26QB22YES--Slow start, but the guy and there's some talent around him and he can throw it well and new HC McVay told us in March of 2017 he can be Kirk Cousins.
27QB36YESYESUPLooks like he will land with the Texans and he can be a top-15 guy for sure next 1-2 year, but his move still has to play out.
28QB23---An athletic freak, he should have nice weapons and the physical tools to put up numbers, and not looking good for Romo in Den helps.
29QB27YES-UPShows many good traits and a big arm so has a chance in Chicago, but they will likely also draft a QB who can compete with him in 1-2.
30QB32---Maclin helping and Kelce is a stud plus some WR talent otherwise, but they may be tiring of him and his mediocre production and look for replacement.
31QB25---Average player at Northwestern but he has showed well in 2016 so should still have a future as a starter somewhere even with Lynch here.
32QB26YES-UPHas a big arm and is in a good spot with O'Brien and after a solid preseason and regular season showing, and #1 if they don't get Romo.
33QB33FA-YESDOWNGone from Chi, he will be year to year guy going forward with downside and minimal upside and few starting jobs will be open.
34QB26-YESDOWNTerrible showing in 2016 and it's more likely than not he's a backup here or is moved to another team, so not somoene to count on.
35QB26YES--Has a lot of positive traits and did well in 2015 when he played, and could be traded with a chance to start as soon as 2017.
36QB31-YESUPWas at least solid in 2016 and unless they get Cousins he should be the starter for SF in 2017.
37QB25---We have doubts about his ability to transition to the NFL, and Jets seem to agree with Hackenberg pick and 2016 did him no favors.
38QB23YES--A lower-case Winston, Brissett a better prospect than many others drafted in the 2016 class, but unlikely to play much next 1-2 years.
39QB29FA--DOWNHas tools to produce, and scheme was his friend in 2016, but looking for work and few opportunities so future looks grim.
40QB24---Has intangibles/passing skills but he also has limitations and Bradford proved to be a big upgrade plus he won't be back healthy early in 2017 most likely.
41QB23--DOWNSmart/accurate with good pocket feel, showed fairly well in 2016, but poor arm and minimal upside and not likely QB of present or future.
42QB26---Threw a lot of INTs in '16 but played well otherwise so might have value at times in SF until they find their franchise QB, but Hoyer will be higher on depth chart.
43QB26-YES-He can throw it and will run, but consistency issues and we doubt he'll ever make it as a starter and a backup indefinitely unless he gets lucky.
44QB34FA-YES-Fitz won't get a chance to start again after 2016 unless he's lucky with an injury, yet he's like Jason from Friday the 13th.
45QB27--DOWNGot a look late in 2016, but he wasn't very good and still can't stay on the field so he can't be counted on.
46QB27FA-YES-He is still 26 and got a chance to start and actually showcased some talent so not hopeless, but he's pretty close to hopeless.
47QB24YES--impressive skill set and learned in classroom in '16, but needs work from ground up and Taylor re-did contract to stick likely '17-'18 at least.
48QB37FA-YESUPAge a major issue and at this point and released in 2017, yet landed on a team in NYJ without a QB, so he could start this year.
49QB22---Huge arm, but very inconsistent and he may never come through, yet should get a legit chance to challenge for job in 2017.
50QB24YES--A “winner” and producer in college, he could have a long NFL career but fell in draft due to leadership concerns and so-so passing.
51QB27-YES-Lost early in Buffalo because he can't play and now just a backup to Carr.
52QB23---Has all the physical tools, but needs serious seasoning, and if he’s ever a successful starting QB it won’t likely be in Green Bay.
53QB25YES--Very talented and he's hung in there and has stuck, so worth keeping eye on still as Smith's time is running out.
54QB24---Smart, athletic, and well-respected, he doesn’t have a huge arm but has running ability to stick and get a shot to start down the road.
55QB27---He did get a chance to play in 2015-2016 and acquitted himself fairly well, so his long-term outlook improved at least a little.
56QB30--UPThe backup to Cousins once again in 2016 and really just a year-to-year guy, but Cousins not 100% lock to stick in Wash
57QB28---He's at best a #2 QB and was awful in 2015, and he'll likely be a journeyman from here on out.
58QB24FA---Coker has a solid arm, but his pocket presence will almost certainly prevent him from being more than a backup in the NFL.
59QB23---Lacks the size and arm strength teams desire in a passer, but a “winner” in college and lands in a good spot for him as Wilson's backup.
60QB27FA---He’ll battle for a #3 job going forward so not much hope as Manuel takes over as #2 in Oak.
61QB29FA---He was back in the mix in 2016 and not a hopeless proposition but a major reach as career backup.
62QB30FA-YES-Nothing special but good enough to contribute in right situation, yet a backup only rest of the way.
63QB24---Allen was one of a handful of solid backup type prospects in 2016 class, and Bortles has been really bad this year.
64QB28---Skilled passer who showed some promise late in 2015 and looks like a great backup to Flacco here, but still just a backup.
65QB31---Henne was a short bridge to the future in Bortles and now he looks like a career backup as he re-signed in 2016.
66QB24---Mannion was a high draft pick compared to others in this class, but tape suggests he'll struggle to develop into more than a quality backup.
67QB25---An excellent deep ball thrower with an injury history, Doughty processes things too slowly and he’s an older prospect.
68QB24---He's small but productive and they like him as he's stuck on roster/practice squad for two years now, but a long-shot still.
69QB27---He's relatively young and Drew Stanton isn't the answer, but Dystert is more journeyman than future starter.
70QB32---Just a veteran backup unless Tannehill is out or terrible, but capable with some weapons and OC Gase, and signed new deal in 2016.
71QB27FA-YES-He's looked awful in the NFL and has no chance to compete for playing time unless he's on a team with injuries.
72QB25-YES-Pocket passer with toughness/mentality to play at a high level and landed in a solid spot for long-term, but he's on third team in 2 years.
73QB23---An intriguing developmental talent with great athleticism but he's buried on depth chart in Cincy.
74QB26FA-YES-Fales is limited physically and an NFL backup only and might be off an NFL roster soon.
75QB27-YES-Off and on the practice squad the last 1-2 years so not exactly a strong prospect but he did flash nicely in 2014 preseason.
76QB23---We view Sudfeld as having a career backup ceiling, but then again, many thought that about Kirk Cousins as well.
77QB29FA---Journeyman who's kicked around a bit, not not old and they could lose Moore in FA.