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Latest NewsFree agent quarterbacks are a bad investment Ryquell Armstead Jersey 2019 , historicallyNew,264commentsESTShareTweetShareShareFree agent quarterbacks are a bad investment, historicallyRobert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sportsin the market for Foles, was willing to pay to get the signal caller.If you listen to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Cheap Ryquell Armstead Jersey , it sounds like it’s going to be more than $20 million per season on average.Hopefully for the Jaguars that’s just a bit of banter by Foles’ agent in hopes to squeeze out a little bit more money from the Jaguars prior to the deal being finalized, else it would seem like the Jaguars outbid themselves considering the likes of Peter King reported they’re basically the only team interested.Taking the swing at Foles is understandable for a team with arguably the NFL’s best defense who was a breath away from the Super Bowl two years ago, but it’s also worrisome taking the swing if you consider the history of how NFL free agent quarterbacks have fared.Success list is slimThe list of successful quarterbacks signed in free agency since the 2000 NFL season are Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre. That’s it.I went back to the 2000 NFL offseason and took a look at each quarterback who was signed to a multi-year deal Mens Ryquell Armstead Jersey , meaning I didn’t count obvious one-year starter deals, and their overall record with the team that signed them and the results are... not great!Free Agent Starting Quarterbacks Since 2000As I mentioned before, unless a good quarterback who has a big injury concern like Drew Brees or a future hall famer hits the market, it ends up being a losing proposition. The main reason for that is teams do not let good quarterbacks hit the open market. Generally someone will trade for them or they’ll simply just keep them. It’s very rare that an actual good quarterback hits the open market and generally when they do it’s because they’re right in that range of good enough to be a full time starter but not good enough to commit to full time Youth A.J. Bouye Jerseys , like Kirk Cousins. Even the Brett Favre signing for the Vikings had them barely over .500 and he was just 1-1 in the playoffs. There is no denying that Nick Foles is the best of the free agent crop of quarterbacks, even the ones who could be available via a trade, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to work out or that he will replicate his success in Philadelphia.It will be interesting to see what else the Jaguars will do on the offensive side of the football now that it seems Foles is in the fold, because just simply inserting Nick Foles isn’t going to fix their issues. Dante Fowler came up with a huge play for the Rams in the NFC Championship Game when he hit Saints quarterback Drew Brees on a passing play in overtime and helped forced a poor throw that Rams safety John Johnson picked off to set up the game-winning field goal.That kind of impact in the pass rush is what led the Rams to trade a pair of draft picks to Jacksonville to acquire Fowler before the trade deadline in October. Fowler wasn’t playing much in Jacksonville and told Robert Klemko of that he felt “like they gave up on me” after a torn ACL as a rookie and a July 2017 arrest.Fowler also believes that the Jaguars thought too much of themselves after making the AFC title game last year. Fowler said “we weren’t humble” and that other teams were hungrier despite how close the Jags came last year. Fowler did not find the same was true of the Rams.“I’m grateful to work with a group of guys like that A.J. Bouye Jerseys Stitched ,” Fowler said. “We have a lot of star power, guys with accolades, rings, Hall of Fame credentials Youth Jalen Ramsey Jerseys , but these guys are humble and they put all that behind them. They keep the main thing the main thing.”Fowler has played much more with the Rams than he did in Jacksonville and that bump as well as his production in the postseason — 1.5 sacks along with the key play against Brees — should serve him well once he hits free agency in March.
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