2013 Starting QB Watch: Early April Edition

So we took a look back in February at each team and named their likely starter come September. Let’s review what we know today, a few weeks before the Draft.

Arizona – Out is Kevin Kolb and his $11M salary for 2013. In is Bruce Arians’ favorite  backup, the Colts’ Drew Stanton, along with the trifecta of inefficiency of Brian Hoyer, Ryan Lindley and John Skelton. On Monday, the Cardinals acquired Oakland signal-caller Carson Palmer, who instantly becomes the team’s best quarterback in the post-Kurt Warner era.

Atlanta – Matt Ryan

Baltimore – Joe Flacco – The reigning Super Bowl MVP snagged himself a healthy $121M contract and will remain in Baltimore.

Buffalo – Ryan Fitzpatrick was cut and Tavaris Jackson remains Tavaris Jackson. Buffalo was one of the three teams rumored to be in the Matt Flynn hunt, but signed Kevin Kolb last week, stirring up the latest round of quarterback movement.

Carolina – Cam Newton

Chicago – Jay Cutler

Cincinnati – Andy Dalton

Cleveland – Brandon Weeden vs TBD. Still unclear how much faith the new Browns’ braintrust has in Weeden.

Dallas – Tony Romo

Denver – Peyton Manning

Detroit – Matthew Stafford

Green Bay – Aaron Rodgers

Houston – Matt Schaub

Indianapolis – Andrew Luck

Jacksonville – Blaine Gabbert vs TBD. Jacksonville was one of the three teams rumored to be in the Matt Flynn hunt, but with Flynn headed to Oakland, the Jags will have to look elsewhere.

Kansas City – The Chiefs traded for Alex Smith and cut Matt Cassel who ended up in Minnesota.

Miami – Ryan Tannehill

Minnesota – Christian Ponder

New England – Tom Brady

New Orleans – Drew Brees

NY Giants – Eli Manning

NY Jets – Mark Sanchez vs David Garrard vs Greg McElroy vs Tim Tebow vs Matt Simms. Wow.

Oakland – Matt Flynn vs Terrell Pryor After Palmer rejected restructuring his contract, Oakland shipped him to Arizona and traded future draft picks to Seattle for the mysterious Matt Flynn.

Philadelphia – Nick Foles vs Michael Vick vs Trent Edwards. Eagles new HC Chip Kelly has stated that the starting job will be an open battle.

Pittsburgh – Ben Roethlisberger

San Diego – Phillip Rivers

San Francisco – Colin Kaepernick

Seattle – Russell Wilson

St Louis – Sam Bradford

Tampa Bay – Josh Freeman

Tennessee – Jake Locker

Washington – Robert Griffin III  will start Week 1 over the backup Kirk Cousins. Sincerly, Dr. James Andrews

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