2024 NFL Free Agents: Quarterbacks

2024 NFL Free Agents: Quarterbacks

In fantasy football, there is no offseason. Before the NFL finalizes its year, fantasy football fans are preparing for the next draft season. That is especially true in dynasty football. Part of good preparation is knowing about the upcoming crop of NFL free agents.

The draft can shake rosters up dramatically. However, free agency begins in March and is the first major event of the “new” season. Therefore, it is important to take note of which veterans are signing and how that could impact the upcoming NFL draft.

To kick off FullTime Fantasy‘s free agent analysis, let’s open with the most important position. This is our 2024 NFL Free Agents: Quarterbacks.

Kirk Cousins QB MIN 36
Baker Mayfield QB TB 29
Joe Flacco QB CLE 38
Gardner Minshew QB IND 28
Ryan Tannehill QB TEN 36
Jameis Winston QB NO 30
Jacoby Brissett QB WAS 31
Sam Darnold QB SF 27
Tyrod Taylor QB NYG 35
Joshua Dobbs QB MIN 29
Carson Wentz QB LAR 31
Marcus Mariota QB PHI 31
Sam Darnold QB SF 27
Drew Lock QB SEA 28
Mason Rudolph QB PIT 29
Trevor Siemian QB NYJ 32
Tyler Huntley QB BAL 27
Matt Barkley QB JAC 33
Kyle Allen QB BUF 28
Brett Rypien QB LAR 28
Blaine Gabbert QB KC 34
P.J. Walker QB CLE 28
Nathan Peterman QB CHI 29
Will Grier QB LAC 28
Jeff Driskel QB CLE 30
A.J. McCarron QB CIN 33
John Wolford QB TB 28
Brandon Allen QB SF 31
Logan Woodside QB ATL 29
Josh Johnson QB TB 37

Easily the top signal-caller available this year is Kirk Cousins. Cousins averaged 4,187 passing yards and 30.6 touchdown passes per season in his first five years with the Vikings. He was having his finest season to date in 2023 before a knee injury ended it after eight games. Cousins is still in his prime and could command something like a 3-year, $120 million deal this spring. This best-case scenario for fantasy would be re-signing with the Vikings.

Baker Mayfield signed a modest 1-year $4 million deal with Tampa and delivered his finest NFL campaign. Mayfield threw for a career-high 28 touchdowns and led the Buccaneers to the Divisional Round of the playoffs. He exceeded all expectations and will command 6-7 times that 2023 salary on the open market.

The Browns will have an interesting decision with re-signing Joe Flacco. Unfortunately for Cleveland, Deshaun Watson’s exuberant contract is fully guaranteed. Undoubtedly the Browns would like to have Flacco return, but he’ll earn a lot more than the $2.5 million he earned guiding the Browns into Wild Card weekend.

Overall, Cousins and Mayfield are the only notable veterans who are fantasy-relevant. The 2024 free agents: quarterbacks class is very weak.

Position Grade: 2/10

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With over a decade of winning experience, Jody is a well-known fixture in the fantasy football community. He was named Fantasy Pros’ **Most Accurate Ranker** previously and was the site’s Top NFL over/under totals picker with a record 65% accuracy in 2020, while also ranking 5th in the country with a 55% against-the-spread hit rate. Jody has written for many sites over the years including Pro Football Focus, FantasyPros, CBS Sportsline, FantasyData, and is a regular contributor to the Fantasy Index magazine expert’s poll, draft, and auction. Jody’s experience ranking and projecting player performance will help prepare the Fulltime Fam for their big draft days as well as answers they can trust on Sunday for those ever crucial Who Do I Start questions.