Dynasty and Keeper Leagues: Looking at Potential Free Agents - Quarterbacks
Every year, NFL players change teams after their respective contracts expire. The player movement creates an opportunity for NFL players and fantasy owners alike. This series of articles will look at the players whose contracts are up after the 2016 season and could change teams next offseason. This first installment will examine the quarterbacks who could hit free agency next spring. Our goal is to identify the beneficiaries of the player movement. Free agency impacts fantasy football and those fantasy owners who anticipate correctly the situations usually come out on top.
Drew Brees – There is absolutely no way the Saints allow Brees to walk in free agency. He is the face of the franchise. If the star quarterback does not sign a contract extension next spring, he will be slapped with the franchise tag. Brees will be a member of the Saints in 2017. Still, the situation bears watching. The young nucleus of pass catchers should enable the veteran signal caller to be productive until the time he retires.