2018 QB situations for all 32 NFL teams: Depth charts, outlooks, more

With free agency opening next week, what's the outlook at quarterback for your favorite team? NFL Nation takes a look.

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AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC West
NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West


Buffalo Bills

The Bills' lack of faith in Tyrod Taylor is perplexing to some outside Buffalo. One of the reasons the Bills haven't labeled Taylor their franchise quarterback? His struggles in leading the team from behind. Read more.

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins don't have a quarterback under contract who took a snap in the 2017 regular season. Ryan Tannehill, who was replaced by Jay Cutler, will return from a left knee injury. Tannehill has torn the ACL in his left knee twice in the past nine months, so the Dolphins need a reliable backup. Read more.

New England Patriots

The Patriots have two QBS -- Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer -- under contract. Since 2009, the Patriots have kept three quarterbacks on the roster only twice; those were the two years they used their third-round draft pick to select their No. 3 -- Ryan Mallett in 2011 and Jacoby Brissett in 2016. Read more.

New York Jets

The Jets likely need to use their No. 6 pick on a quarterback. They have three QBs under contract, headlined by Christian Hackenberg, who has yet to take a snap in a regular-season game. Read more.


Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco's passer rating (82.1) since being named Super Bowl MVP in 2012 ranks No. 36 in the NFL over that span, behind Colin Kaepernick, Josh McCown, Brian Hoyer and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Flacco has thrown 98 touchdown passes and 74 interceptions during that time. Read more.

Cincinnati Bengals

Andy Dalton has had mediocre seasons the past two years. He was sacked 80 times combined and in 2017 completed 59.9 percent of his passes, which is his lowest percentage since his rookie season. Read more.

Cleveland Browns

The Browns have had 28 starting quarterbacks since 1999. More accurately, the number should be 28 and counting. To say the Browns have not solved the position is like saying Niagara Falls is a bit watery. Read more.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers have one of the league's soundest quarterback payrolls. Ben Roethlisberger is due $12 million in salary and a $6 million roster bonus, a bargain for a top-shelf quarterback who just turned 36. Read more.


Houston Texans

Deshaun Watson is the Texans' first true franchise quarterback since their inception in 2002. In seven games (six starts) in 2017, Watson threw for 1,699 yards with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Read more.

Indianapolis Colts

What was supposed to be an established position with Andrew Luck has basically been a revolving door for the Colts because of injuries to their franchise quarterback since the 2015 season. He has missed 26 games over the past three seasons, including all of 2017. Read more.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The team signed Blake Bortles to a three-year extension through 2020 worth $54 million with $26.5 million guaranteed. The new deal -- which averages $18 million per season -- lowered his cap number from $19.053 million on a fifth-year option to $10 million in 2018. Read more.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans are enjoying the luxury of having franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota still in his rookie deal. Although Mariota's cap number is rising, he's way underpaid given his production. Read more.


Denver Broncos

The season wasn't over for 24 hours before Broncos GM John Elway had declared improvement at quarterback the offseason's top priority. History would say the Broncos' best chance would come in free agency given most of the team's best quarterbacks have been acquired from elsewhere. Read more.

Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes will replace Alex Smith as the starter. He started and played one game last season, leading the Chiefs to a win over the Denver Broncos. Once Smith is traded, Mahomes will be the only quarterback under contract with the Chiefs. Read more.

Los Angeles Chargers

Philip Rivers' 10 interceptions in 2017 was his lowest single-season total since 2009. Rivers finished second in the league in passing with 4,515 yards, eclipsing the 4,000-yard mark for the ninth time in his career and earning his seventh invitation to the Pro Bowl. Read more.

Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr, who joined the Raiders as a second-round draft pick out of Fresno State in 2014, will be playing for his fourth playcaller in Jon Gruden when the 2018 season kicks off in September. Read more.


Dallas Cowboys

Dak Prescott's yards per attempt fell from 8 yards as a rookie to 6.8 in 2017. The last time a Cowboys full-time starter had an average so low was in 2003 with Quincy Carter. Read more.

New York Giants

Eli Manning had 20 total touchdowns and 18 turnovers in 2017. He is on the decline as his touchdown passes and QBR have decreased each of the past two seasons. Read more.

Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz and Nick Foles combined to throw a staggering 44 touchdowns to 10 interceptions during the 2017 season, including playoffs. They both return, unless Foles is traded. Read more.

Washington Redskins

The Redskins’ quarterback stats over the past three seasons -- provided almost exclusively by Kirk Cousins -- ranked among the best in the NFL. Because the Redskins didn't believe they could re-sign Cousins, they now turn to Alex Smith. Colt McCoy remains the backup. Read more.


Chicago Bears

Mitchell Trubisky had a so-so rookie season. The 2017 second overall pick completed 196 of 330 pass attempts for 2,193 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions after taking over in Week 5 for Mike Glennon. Read more.

Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford will have a new head coach, but Jim Bob Cooter will return as offensive coordinator, which is key. Stafford finished last season with 4,446 yards, 29 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a career-best 99.3 passer rating, and he has improved every year Cooter has been on staff. Read more.

Green Bay Packers

The Packers' record in games Aaron Rodgers has not started the past five years is 5-10-1, including 3-6 with Brett Hundley last season after Rodgers broke his right clavicle. Read more.

Minnesota Vikings

Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford are all free agents. The Vikings could start from scratch in 2018. Read more.


Atlanta Falcons

The biggest issue to address this offseason is getting Matt Ryan's extension done. Ryan's high 2018 cap figure could be reduced significantly with an extension, which could pave the way for filling some of the holes the Falcons need to plug at other positions. Read more.

Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton's 3,302 passing yards were the second fewest of his career, and his 3.3 interception percentage tied for the worst of his career. His 2017 performance is a big part of why offensive coordinator Mike Shula was fired and Norv Turner hired. Read more.

New Orleans Saints

It's a good thing the Saints and Drew Brees keep insisting they'll get a new deal done. Because as it stands right now, the Saints have one quarterback -- Taysom Hill -- under contract. Read more.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston has thrown the second-most interceptions in the league (44) over the past three years and has turned the ball over 59 times in 45 games. Read more.


Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals don't have a quarterback under contract for the 2018 season, so the plan is to find a starter and his backup(s) for next season. Coach Steve Wilks has said the Cardinals will be "very aggressive" in their search, whether it's through free agency, the draft or a trade. Read more.

Los Angeles Rams

Jared Goff's passer rating increased from 63.6 as a rookie in 2016 to 100.5 last year, accounting for the biggest jump among those who attempted at least 200 passes in each of the past two seasons. Read more.

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers didn't waste any time executing their game plan for the position this offseason, signing Jimmy Garoppolo to a big-money extension. C.J. Beathard will be his backup. Read more.

Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson either threw or ran for all but one of Seattle's 38 offensive touchdowns in 2017. Of his league-high 34 TD passes, a whopping 19 came in the fourth quarter (a new NFL record, per the Elias Sports Bureau) while only four came in the first quarter. Read more.