Chargers Free Agency

LA Chargers: Ranking potential free-agent QB options for team

TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 29: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scrambles with the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Raymond James Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 29: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scrambles with the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Raymond James Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 05: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks on after losing in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 05: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks on after losing in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Honorable Mentions

Drew Brees – Obviously this is the most far fetched potential quarterback on the list. Even though Brees’ contract is up, it’s extremely unlikely he signs with any team other than the New Orleans Saints.

If he doesn’t re-sign its also more likely that he retires as he holds most of the major quarterback records such as passing yards, passing touchdowns, and consecutive touchdowns in a game as well.

In regards to potential fit, he is able to throw the ball deep and shows great awareness in the pocket; the lack of mobility makes this an unlikely fit between the pair, as the Chargers have been reported to be looking for a more mobile fit.

Likeliness – 0 

Potential Fit – C+ 

Taysom Hill – Hill is one of the most interesting quarterbacks in this free-agent class. He is a statistical anomaly as his listed position is quarterback but he has been used more so as a gadget player.

Taking most of his snaps as a wide receiver and running back compared to a quarterback. Though he does show great mobility that the team could use and an ability to throw on the run; with only 13 attempts and 119 yards thrown it makes it very unlikely for the Chargers to make this signing, especially with the lack of experience at the position and the age (coming in at 30 years old during the 2020 season).

Likeliness – 0

Potential Fit – D+

Ryan Tannehill – Tannehill had one of the best bounce-back performances for a quarterback of all time. Taking over for the Tennessee Titans after they benched Marcus Mariota, and leading them to a 7-3 record during his tenure.

Presenting the ability to be accurate, posting 2,700 yards and a 22:6 touchdown to interception ratio; as well as he was able to avoid the pass rush displaying some good mobility.

Not only that but he knocked off two of the most intimidating playoff foes; being the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots. The reason Tannehill comes in as an honorable mention and not on the top 10 is, that it’s very unlikely he hits the open market.

I believe the Titans and Tannehill will work out some team-friendly deal to keep him there long term so he can keep achieving the same success he had this past season.

Likeliness – 1

Potential fit – B-  

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