With the NFL free agent market set to open up in the coming weeks, fantasy football fans will be completely flooded with a torrent of news as to where their radar players could be headed.
But for some of those players, the specualtion has been an ongoing fiasco from the get go, and today I want to quickly look at some names a lot of you are sure to be interested in.
Consider this to be a primer for my Early Quarterback Rankings which you should definitely take a look at as well.
Matt Hasselbeck: So long Seattle, hello free agency! Nothing about Matt Hasselbeck suggests he is a top notch quarterback, but he still has a boat load of talent which could rejuvenate his career if he lands in the right home.
It has been rumored that the Minnesota Vikings were kicking the tires on him, but they have other ideas that do not include Hasselbeck at the present time.
Now that Kerry Collins is gone, however, the Titans could wind up being Hasslebeck’s new zip code, and if so, his value suddenly becomes more intriguing than originally thought.
Donovan McNabb: The Redskins are likely to release McNabb rather than trade him, and there isn’t going to be much demand for a washed up QB who is still owed a ton of money.
Still, the Vikings have been rumored to continually show interest in him, and perhaps they were waiting for McNabb’s release to make it a cheaper pursuit.
I don’t see much fantasy value in McNabb in 2011, and he’ll ultimately be the most famous waiver wire name in 2011.
Kevin Kolb: Seattle, Arizona, Minnesota, Kalamazoo…heck this guy has been speculated to go just about everywhere and the free agency market hasn’t even opened up yet!
Lemme break it down.
If Seattle wants Kolb, they will have to offer something bigger than they can afford, and considering the club is comfortable with sticking with Whitehurst is need be, the likelihood is very small.
If Arizona wants Kolb they too will have to offer something big, and the rumor is it could be either Beanie Wells, DRC or even Patrick Peterson.
Kolb to Arizona is more likely than any other speculated deal, but I don’t think the club will go backwards and trade away any defensive players for Kolb.
Minnesota ain’t happening.
Tarvaris Jackson: Here’s some interesting news to fill your crawl space with, there is strong speculation from Tom Pelisserro on Twitter that the Seahawks could be interested in Tarvaris Jackson saying:
“Have done due diligence on Jackson. Heard from people with other teams that would like to work with him, too -- but as a backup.”
This is only interesting because of its curious nature. Jackson will have zero fantasy value in 2011, and Whitehurst will be waiver wire fodder if there is ever to be a —dare I say it—quarterback competition between Jackson and Whitehurst.
If you guys have a specific question for me, leave it below and I’ll get back at ya!