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  Titans | Marcus Mariota worked out for Titans    Sat Mar 28, 10:41 AM

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota worked out for the Tennessee Titans shortly after his pro day.

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  Redskins | Marcus Mariota may meet with WAS    Sat Mar 28, 10:37 AM

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota may meet with the Washington Redskins before the 2015 NFL Draft.

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  Chargers | SD will work out Marcus Mariota    Sat Mar 28, 10:36 AM

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is scheduled to work out for the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, April 15.

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  Bills | Open to drafting QB    Sat Mar 28, 02:08 AM

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley told media he is open to drafting a quarterback next month, but salaries owed to QB EJ Manuel and QB Tyrod Taylor could complicate that.

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  Rams | St. Louis intends to draft a QB    Fri Mar 27, 01:14 PM

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said it's the team's intention to draft a quarterback in this year's draft, despite trading for QB Nick Foles in the offseason. Florida State QB Jameis Winston and Oregon QB Marcus Mariota are expected to be off the board when the Rams pick with the 10th overall pick in the first round, but the Rams could also trade up to take one of them. The Rams could also look at the second tier of quarterbacks in this class, which includes Baylor QB Bryce Petty, UCLA QB Brett Hundley, Oregon QB Sean Mannion and Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson. Petty indicated that he has a visit planned with St. Louis. Rams QBs Austin Davis and Case Keenum will compete for the backup job, and the loser might be on the street if the Rams draft another quarterback.

Footballguys view: The quarterbacks outside of the top-2 have a ton of question marks. We like Hundley and Grayson best here...but for different reasons. Hundley is a remarkable athlete with a strong arm, but he needs to learn how to go through progressions as a passer. Grayson uses his eyes to manipulate the defense, has a strong enough arm to make every throw but there are some mechanical issues to clean up.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers to run pistol often?    Fri Mar 27, 12:47 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers may be regularly in the pistol formation in 2015, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers used the formation often after Rodgers suffered a calf injury in 2014 in order to take stress off his leg. 'I like the pistol,' McCarthy said during a break at the NFL owners meetings this week. 'I think there's a lot of value regardless of the injury to Aaron. I know he likes it. There's a place for it year-round in your offense.' McCarthy hasn't used the pistol formation for a read-option offense, and it's unlikely McCarthy will ask Rodgers to become a read-option quarterback.

Footballguys view: No matter what offense Rodgers runs, he's going to be a top quarterback for fantasy owners once again this year. The pistol formation would add an element of unpredictability to the Packers offense.

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  Falcons | Could add Matt Schaub    Fri Mar 27, 12:26 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Schaub (Raiders) could be added by the Atlanta Falcons, as they currently have QBs T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree backing up QB Matt Ryan. New Falcons head coach Dan Quinn didn't rule out signing Schaub, who is familiar with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's systems from his days with the Houston Texans.

Footballguys view: Schaub was a third-round pick for the Falcons in the 2004 NFL draft. He played three seasons with the Falcons behind QB Michael Vick.

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  Cardinals | Big season for Larry Fitzgerald?    Thu Mar 26, 10:11 PM

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and QB Carson Palmer were finally on the same page last season, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners take note here. Fitzgerald could post decent fantasy numbers so long as Palmer stays upright. The Cardinals season fell apart last year after Palmer went down. They hope to avoid the same fate this season.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford to throw less?    Thu Mar 26, 06:26 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford won't be throwing more than he did last season, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell said if the Lions are throwing a lot, it could very well mean they'll be playing catch up, something he wants to avoid.

Footballguys view: We'll see if the Lions can have a more effective ground game this year--in addition to playing better defense so they don't fall behind. They have met with Georgia RB Todd Gurley, and he's an option for them in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Gurley reminds us of Marshawn Lynch, and he should be a star in the NFL. He would certainly be an asset for the Lions offense.

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  Bears | Jay Cutler to face open competition    Thu Mar 26, 06:20 PM

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will head into the offseason as the team's No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart, but head coach John Fox said there will be an 'open competition' at the quarterback spot between Cutler and QB Jimmy Clausen during training camp and offseason workouts. The current coaching staff and general manager Ryan Pace have nothing vested in Cutler, and they've made it clear that money isn't the sole driver of their decisions.

Footballguys view: This is it for Cutler. If Fox and OC Adam Gase can't get him to play better, then the Bears are likely to move on next year. We're not expecting Cutler to turn it around, but it will be interesting to see how he responds to new coaching.

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  Jets | Marcus Mariota in the mix for Jets?    Thu Mar 26, 05:58 PM

Former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota would be hard for the New York Jets to pass on if he were still available at the sixth overall pick, according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.

Footballguys view: We'll see if Mariota even makes it that far down the draft board. The Titans have interest with the second-overall pick, and there are a few teams behind the Jets that would like to trade up to get the Oregon passer.

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  Giants | Coughlin not worried about Eli Manning    Thu Mar 26, 01:32 PM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning could play out the rest of his contract, but head coach Tom Coughlin didn't sound worried about Manning eventually receiving a contract extension in New York. 'I don't see that as being an issue,' Coughlin said when asked if the absence of an extension would become a distraction for Manning. 'Eli knows he's our guy.' The team brass appears willing to let Manning play out the final year of his contract he signed in 2009.

Footballguys view: It's not really an issue for Coughlin in part because he has to know his time is limited as head coach. Like Manning, he's sort of in a 'prove it' season after missing the playoffs in back to back seasons.

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  NFL | Marcus Mariota to go second overall?    Thu Mar 26, 01:03 PM

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will be selected with the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, in the opinion of an unnamed NFL general manager that is paying close attention to Mariota's market.

Footballguys view: After going all in on Zach Mettenberger verbally early in the offseason, now it sounds as though the Titans could be interested in Mariota. He'd be an interesting fit, and Tennessee's offensive line would give him time to read the field, but he's still someone who would benefit from some time on the bench as he learns the league or a coach who will totally craft an offense around him. We're not sure if Ken Whisenhunt is that guy. Mariota's ability to scramble is intriguing, but he needs to work on his pocket progressions more. Whisenhunt has been able to help other quarterbacks along before - Mariota is different than he has had before as well though.

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  Seahawks | Tarvaris Jackson could be re-signed    Thu Mar 26, 01:00 AM

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday, March 25, he is confident the team will be able to bring back free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson. 'I think we'll still get that done,' Carroll said.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles endorsed by Gus Bradley    Wed Mar 25, 08:39 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles received an endorsement from head coach Gus Bradley Tuesday, March 24. Speaking at the AFC Coaches Breakfast at the NFL Annual Meetings Tuesday, Bradley said Bortles has impressed since late last season in his approach. "I knew he was tough, but just how tough ... And how fast he would take over the team. The team really gravitates toward him offensively, defensively and special teams-wise, and I didn't know it would happen that fast," claimed Bradley.

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  Chiefs | Marcus Mariota a fit in KC?    Wed Mar 25, 05:53 PM

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota would be a perfect fit for the Kansas City Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid, even if the team is committed to QB Alex Smith, in the opinion of NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. Kiper cites the success of former QB Donovan McNabb as Reid's quarterback with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, Mariota is expected to be gone when KC picks at 18 overall, and the Chiefs are unlikely to trade up to take him. Reid said he didn't have a chance to meet with Mariota, either.

Footballguys view: Mariota would be a fit because he's essentially Alex Smith (if he plays up to his potential). There's no way the Chiefs could land him at their current spot, and they'd have to move up to get him. This is the team that hasn't won a game with a quarterback they've drafted since 1987 (Todd Blackledge).

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  Bears | Jay Cutler lacking confidence?    Wed Mar 25, 05:01 PM

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler seemed to lack confidence last season, according to head coach John Fox. 'I think maybe he got to the point where he lacked confidence a year ago. To build that back up, it's going to take time, daily. It takes trust, like any relationship.'

Footballguys view: Cutler lacks confidence, focus, leadership...and he'll fall back on bad habits at the drop of a hat. The Bears are giving him one more year to clean his act up, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see the two sides part ways after 2015 if things don't change.

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  Saints | Marcus Mariota won't go to Saints    Wed Mar 25, 04:50 PM

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota isn't an option for the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, according to head coach Sean Payton. Payton said the Saints will not move up in the first round in order to select Mariota.

Footballguys view: The Saints would have to move up in the draft if they want Mariota. Payton also said there wasn't 'one iota' of truth to rumors that New Orleans is looking to trade QB Drew Brees.

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  Eagles | Philly high on Sam Bradford    Wed Mar 25, 04:46 PM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford was valued high by head coach Chip Kelly and owner Jeffrey Lurie before they traded for him this offseason. Lurie said this week that the Eagles evaluated Bradford as 'the best young quarterback we'd seen... probably since Peyton Manning coming out of college' leading up to the 2010 NFL Draft. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who worked with Bradford while with the St. Louis Rams, was maybe the strongest advocate of Bradford before the trade went down.

Footballguys view: Bradford ran a spread offense in college at Oklahoma, and he's a better fit for Chip Kelly's system than Nick Foles was. If healthy (big if), Bradford has the intermediate accuracy to work well in this style of offense.

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  Broncos | Peyton Manning to play less in 2015?    Wed Mar 25, 04:20 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning may not play as much as usual next season in order to give him more rest. Head coach Gary Kubiak has indicated that he will tailor the offense to benefit Manning, including running the ball more.

Footballguys view: Good news for C.J. Anderson here. In this offense, Anderson has the ability to be a 1,500 yard rusher as the featured back. Fantasy owners need to take note. Anderson will enter camp as the starter according to Kubiak.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Glennon could be trade option    Wed Mar 25, 02:37 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has been a topic of conversation from other teams checking on his availability this offseason, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

Footballguys view: We've expected this for some time. The Bucs are likely to take a QB (Jameis Winston) with the first-overall pick in the draft. Glennon has plenty of starting experience, and he'd be an upgrade over what some teams have on their roster.

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  Buccaneers | TB leaning Jameis Winston    Wed Mar 25, 01:22 PM

Florida State QB Jameis Winston is the favorite to be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' choice at No. 1 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, and head coach Lovie Smith confirmed it. However, Smith said the team is doing their due diligence on other players they could consider at the top spot. Tampa's research on Winston has them convinced that he can be a leader at the next level. 'Everything checks out on him, too ... the guy can complete every throw,' Smith said. 'A lot has been said about his football intelligence. He's just a leader.'

Footballguys view: This is the worst kept secret in the league. Winston is likely to be with the Buccaneers, and it wouldn't shock us to see them start negotiating a new contract before the draft.

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  Buccaneers | Bucs open to drafting QB first overall    Wed Mar 25, 12:02 PM

Florida State QB Jameis Winston and Oregon QB Marcus Mariota are widely believed to be considered by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the first overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, and Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer has approved the team taking either Winston or Mariota with the No. 1 overall selection. 'But fundamentally, we believe in letting Lovie and Jason do all their ground work, and their staffs, come to their conclusions, discuss it with us, talk about their reasoning and as long as it makes sense, we're supportive. But at the end of the day, whatever decision we make, I see us all being on the same page, agreeing and moving forward,' Glazer said.

Footballguys view: They're more than open to the's probably their plan. We'd be shocked if Jameis Winston wasn't the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

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  Bengals | No competition for Andy Dalton    Tue Mar 24, 05:05 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton will not have competition at the quarterback position heading into the 2015 season, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. 'We feel Andy Dalton's our quarterback, yes we do,' Lewis said. 'It's a different era than when Steve and Joe were there.'

Footballguys view: Dalton needs to get this team to--and most importantly win--in the playoffs. Lewis said that the team is committed to Dalton long term after just signing him to an extension.

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  Redskins | Robert Griffin's option to be picked up?    Tue Mar 24, 04:56 PM

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's option must be picked up by May 3. General manager Scot McCloughan said the team has had discussions about Griffin's option and that they are still talking it through.

Footballguys view: This is a make-or-break year for Griffin in Washington. If he can stay healthy and get his career back on track, then Washington would be happy to keep him around. They need to make that commitment now before the option to pick up his fifth-year option is over.

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  Redskins | Washington willing to draft QB early    Tue Mar 24, 04:30 PM

Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan said that the team will go with the best player available in the 2015 NFL Draft with the No. 5 overall pick, which means that they could take a quarterback in that spot.

Footballguys view: McCloughan could be compelled to take Oregon QB Marcus Mariota if he's available at No. 5, even after the team said QB Robert Griffin III was the team's starter a month ago. McCloughan doesn't think anyone will be handed a job, and they'll have to compete to win a spot.

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  Packers | More responsibilities for Aaron Rodgers    Tue Mar 24, 04:23 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has had more freedom to change plays pre-snap in recent seasons, and head coach Mike McCarthy giving up play-calling duties puts even more responsibility in the hands of Rodgers in running the offense.

Footballguys view: McCarthy and assistant coach Tom Clements will have more preparation to do during the week to make sure Rodgers has plenty of pre-snap options at his disposal. However, it's hard to know how the offensive setup will work with Clements as the primary playcaller.

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  Broncos | Kubiak not worried about Peyton Manning    Tue Mar 24, 02:43 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning needing extra time this offseason to weigh his future is a non-issue, according to new head coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak also said he's not worried about how Manning will fit into his offense. 'I'd pick Peyton Manning for any offense, I mean, we're going to go do what he does best,' Kubiak said. 'We're not going to go roll out if that's not something that's a strength of our team. We're going to do what he does best.'

Footballguys view: So many people are worried about Manning's fit in this system. We're not as concerned as others. Manning is one of the smartest quarterbacks in the league, and he'll have no problem making the adjustment.

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  Jets | Geno Smith to enter camp as starter    Tue Mar 24, 01:19 PM

New York Jets QB Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback ahead of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick entering training camp this summer, according to new head coach Todd Bowles. 'You can't have equal first-team reps with a quarterback,' Bowles said. 'Geno will start out taking them, but that doesn't mean that Ryan can't take his spot. If Ryan's playing better and performing better...' Bowles continues to say that it's too early to judge Smith off his tape alone.

Footballguys view: Smith ended the season on a hot streak with a big game against the Dolphins in Week 17. New Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey should be able to craft an offense that works towards Smith's strengths as a passer.

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  Titans | Marcus Mariota would start for Titans    Tue Mar 24, 01:01 PM

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is a realistic option for the Tennessee Titans with the second overall selection in this year's NFL Draft, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt is impressed enough with Mariota that he would feel confident with him as the team's starting quarterback over QB Zach Mettenberger right off the bat in 2015. 'If we pick him at No. 2, you definitely think he can be the Day 1 starter,' Whisenhunt said. 'He was impressive. ... Just the short time we spent with him on the board, he was very good.' Whisenhunt dismissed the notion that he needs a pocket-based quarterback in his offense to succeed. Whisenhunt could also be trying to generate interest in the No. 2 pick if the Titans would want to trade out of it.

Footballguys view: The Titans continue to promote the fact they're interested in a quarterback at 2nd overall. However, we still get the feeling they're (wisely) putting that notion out there to see if some team will trade up in the draft. They could certainly use Mariota, because if they don't draft him then we'll see Zach Mettenberger as their starter.

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  Browns | Johnny Manziel due back in April    Tue Mar 24, 08:46 AM

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is expected back with the team for offseason workouts April 20 after completing more than two months of treatment.

Footballguys view: First and foremost, we hope Manziel can get his life back on track. After that, football is next. He has a ton of work to do in order to get on the football field as a starting quarterback. If Manziel is dedicated, then perhaps he could one day develop into a decent player--but we don't think he's going to revolutionize the position.

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  Colts | Andrew Luck extension unlikely in 2015    Mon Mar 23, 07:32 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck likely will not be a candidate for a contract extension until next offseason, according to owner Jim Irsay.

Footballguys view: No hurries here. Luck is going to be with the Colts for a long, long time. They'll wrap him up with a new long-term contract when the time is right.

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  49ers | HC has confidence in Colin Kaepernick    Mon Mar 23, 07:23 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has a backer in new head coach Jim Tomsula. 'Statistically and all that kind of stuff, people throw those out there -- Colin had his best year, OK. Colin is working down in Arizona. He's a great dude. He's a real good dude. He's a good teammate. He's a neat cat. Colin's going to do real well. Colin's a great football player and even better person. We're really excited about Colin,' Tomsula said.

Footballguys view: That's great they have confidence in he needs to reward their faith with strong play. Kaepernick makes one read and takes off to run. He needs to be a better passer if he's going to reach his full potential as a pro.

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  Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill may have option picked up    Mon Mar 23, 06:55 PM

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill's fifth-year option will be picked up if the team is not able to sign him to a contract extension over the next six weeks, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Tannehill seems to be the answer at the quarterback position for the Dolphins. He would make $16 million in 2016 if his option is picked up. It is believed the Dolphins have talked about signing Tannehill to a six-year deal worth more than $100 million.

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  NFL | Tyler Wilson shows strong arm    Mon Mar 23, 05:25 PM

Free-agent QB Tyler Wilson (Bengals) showed off the strongest arm at the veteran combine over the weekend. Wilson said he's had 'a lot of contact with a number of teams.'

Footballguys view: Wilson flamed out in the NFL quickly. A fourth-round pick for the Raiders in the 2013 NFL draft, Wilson is a strong leader with the arm to make every throw in the NFL. Making those throws accurately is a question mark. We'll see if some team gives him at least a camp invite.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson could play out deal    Mon Mar 23, 04:34 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson could play out the 2015 season in the final year of his rookie deal without a contract extension. Wilson and the Seahawks have had no real progress on a long-term contract extension. Wilson is highly unlikely to accept a short-term deal.

Footballguys view: Wilson is preparing and budgeting as if he'll be on a bargain deal in 2015. It could take another year for both parties to agree on a long-term extension, and Wilson knows a franchise tag in 2016 would likely be for over $20 million.

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  Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill may receive extension    Mon Mar 23, 04:34 PM

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill is a candidate for a contract extension this offseason, and the two sides are expected to begin talks in the near future, according to owner Stephen Ross.

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  Jets | Marcus Mariota needs to develop    Mon Mar 23, 04:16 PM

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota had an impressive college career, but he is behind New York Jets QB Geno Smith in his development by a significant margin, according to owner Woody Johnson.

Footballguys view: Mariota threw to largely wide open receivers in college at Oregon. He worked out of the shotgun, and Mariota rarely had to read defenses. Instead, he would throw to predetermined spots. He's a larger project than some think, and his upside is that of Alex Smith (Chiefs) in our eyes.

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  Broncos | Elway not worried about Peyton Manning    Mon Mar 23, 02:31 PM

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is more of an immobile, shotgun-positioned quarterback at his age, but general manager John Elway is unconcerned with how he'll fit into new head coach Gary Kubiak's and offensive coordinator Rick Dennison's plans. 'Gary Kubiak's one of the easiest guys to get along with,' Elway said. 'He's very smart. Plus, Rico is a very smart coach. (Gregg) Knapp is the same (quarterbacks) coach. They're going to get along fine. They'll get a feel for it. We're going to put in what Peyton likes to do offensively with what Gary has always done.'

Footballguys view: The Broncos are going to have to adapt Kubiak's system for Manning. Instead of working from under center, we might see Manning work out of the Pistol formation. Instead of bootlegging well outside the tackle, we could see Manning bootleg only to the tackle. Manning is an odd fit for Kubiak's system, but we have a feeling they'll be able to make it work.

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  NFL | Brady Quinn not giving up    Mon Mar 23, 02:07 PM

Free-agent QB Brady Quinn (Dolphins) was in attendance for the first ever veteran combine this past weekend, and he believes he can have a career revival in the NFL.

Footballguys view: Quinn said he feels great and is in a better place mentally. He has yet to have any private workouts with teams, however.

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  Saints | Drew Brees not on trade block    Mon Mar 23, 01:12 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will not be traded, according to general manager Mickey Loomis. Recent speculation said that Brees may be on the trade block after his favorite target, TE Jimmy Graham, was dealt to the Seattle Seahawks. 'Anybody who thinks we're trading Drew Brees, that's just not true,' Loomis told USA TODAY Sports. Brees threw for 33 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 2014 while completing 69.2% of his passes for a league-high 4,952 yards.

Footballguys view: We have to think the Saints would entertain offers if the price was right. Brees is not quite what he used to be, but he can still play at a high level. This isn't a strong draft class, and the Saints aren't in any position to snare one of the top two quarterbacks in the draft. Brees is their best option.

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  49ers | Colin Kaepernick impresses in workouts    Mon Mar 23, 10:32 AM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick spent five days a week working out, watching film and fine-tuning his mechanics during a 10-week offseason session with quarterback coaches Dennis Gile and Mike Giavondo. 'I don't think there was a throw he couldn't make when he first got here,' Gile said 'I just think the consistency and efficiency of it was what we wanted to get better at, and I think that's where we made tremendous strides. He became a lot more consistent and efficient with those balls.'

Footballguys view: We'll believe it when we see it live. It's impressive that Kaepernick is taking the time, but he has to get results on the field. Kaepernick needs to show better ability to go through his reads quickly when scanning the defense. Too often, Kaepernick will make one read and run. He needs to find second and third targets as a passer, then run when he needs to.

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  Giants | Eli Manning may finish out current deal    Mon Mar 23, 07:36 AM

New York Giants QB Eli Manning may play the final season of his current contract before the club and Manning talk about an extension, according to two sources.

Footballguys view: Whatever happens here, we can't imagine Manning wearing another uniform. We have a feeling the Giants will find a way to keep him around his entire career.

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  Seahawks | No talks between SEA, Russell Wilson    Sun Mar 22, 10:57 AM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has not had contract extension talks with the Seattle Seahawks at this point, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The extension talks will happen soon enough. Expect Wilson to sign an extension that makes him among the richest quarterbacks in the league.

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  NFL | Devin Gardner drawing interest    Sun Mar 22, 02:25 AM

Michigan QB Devin Gardner is drawing interest from some teams as a quarterback, while others view him as a wide receiver. He has already worked out with the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals, and he has visits scheduled with the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Footballguys view: Gardner is not a pro quarterback in our eyes. Our very own Cecil Lammey watched Gardner earlier this year during the week of practice for the East-West Shrine Game, and he noted Gardner's struggles as a wideout. Gardner is big and athletic, but he's not a refined route-runner and he doesn't quite know how to use his body to box out defenders. He's likely to be an undrafted free agent.

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  Bengals | Jason Campbell, Cedric Peerman could return    Sat Mar 21, 02:26 PM

Free-agent QB Jason Campbell and RB Cedric Peerman could re-sign with the Cincinnati Bengals this offseason.

Footballguys view: The Bengals could use a solid backup QB like Campbell. We're not believers in A.J. McCarrron as a backup behind Andy Dalton. Peerman should re-sign because he can do it all as a reserve running back.

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  Bills | Rex Ryan expects competition at QB    Sat Mar 21, 01:46 PM

Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor will compete for the starting quarterback job during offseason workouts and training camp, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Footballguys view: The Bills made a big push to add competition around Manuel this year. Cassel is the veteran with the most experience, but his rigid pocket-passing skill set is not dangerous. Taylor is incredibly fast and has a rocket arm, but he lacks the touch and accuracy to be a good starter. We'll be interested to see how this whole thing works out during camp.

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  Jets | Marcus Mariota to work out for NYJ    Sat Mar 21, 11:34 AM

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is scheduled to have a private workout with the New York Jets March 28. General manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles will attend the workout.

Footballguys view: The Jets have the sixth-overall pick, and they'll be in the market for Mariota. They currently have Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick at the position, but they may see Mariota as a long-term answer.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson nearing extension    Sat Mar 21, 12:49 AM

The Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson might be on the verge of agreeing to a big and unique contract extension. 'From what I've been told they've very close, they're just trying to make sure every single thing is in place before they go forward with this,' beat writer Terry Blount said Friday, March 20. 'I think it's going to be bigger and crazier and different from what any contract has ever been.'

Footballguys view: Wilson has been playing for peanuts over the last few years because he was a third-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft. We'll see him sign an extension that makes him one of the richest quarterbacks in the league.

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  Bills | EJ Manuel to have competition    Sat Mar 21, 12:44 AM

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is not locked in as the starting quarterback. Head coach Rex Ryan said Friday, March 20, that the quarterback competition will be open. 'It's a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that's out there,' Ryan said. 'We have some talented guys and we'll see what happens. You bring in a veteran like (QB Matt Cassel). He's done some pretty good things in this league. He's got that veteran presence about him. With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having (QB coach David Lee) here.'

Footballguys view: Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor are the competition, so that loosely defines the meaning. It's an odd combination of quarterbacks because Cassel is the veteran pocket passer with experience while Taylor is supremely athletic and has a rocket arm (with little control). We'll see who can come out on top in training camp.

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