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Top 20 free agent quarterbacks for 2023

Who is available in NFL free agency this off-season? We take you through the best quarterbacks your team might end up signing.

Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on January 01, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Update: Lamar Jackson still remains a faint possibility for teams if they want to pay him more than the Ravens are willing, but otherwise, possible starting quarterbacks are all gone at this point. Gardner Minshew and Teddy Bridgewater will make useful backups for whoever wants them though.

There are plenty of strong unrestricted free agents going into the 2023 season, but as usual, there will be some that end up signing deals with their old team or getting the franchise tag slapped on them. This list has the top-20 free agent quarterbacks, but doesn’t discern between those likely to stay with their teams and those who will hit the open market.

Lamar Jackson is of course the jewel of this off season’s free agency list, but is more than likely to sign an extension or get franchise tagged. The only shot he has at leaving will be in a trade, but that appears to be more smoke than fire so far. Of course, stranger things have happened.

Tom Brady retired, which takes off a free agent option, while Geno Smith and Daniel Jones have a good chance of staying with their teams. Right now the only startable quarterbacks undoubtedly are Jimmy Garoppolo and Derek Carr. Carr isn’t on this list, but he won’t be on the Raiders next season come hell or high water.

Top 20 free agent quarterbacks for 2023

Rk Name Pos Age 2022 Team 2023 Team
Rk Name Pos Age 2022 Team 2023 Team
1 Lamar Jackson QB 26 Ravens Franchise tag
2 Geno Smith QB 33 Seahawks Seahawks
3 Daniel Jones QB 26 Giants Giants
4 Derek Carr QB 32 Raiders Saints
5 Jimmy Garoppolo QB 32 49ers Raiders
6 Jacoby Brissett QB 31 Browns Commanders
7 Baker Mayfield QB 28 Rams Buccaneers
8 Gardner Minshew QB 27 Eagles
9 Sam Darnold QB 26 Panthers 49ers
10 Taylor Heinicke QB 30 Commanders Falcons
11 Jarrett Stidham QB 27 Raiders Broncos
12 Teddy Bridgewater QB 31 Dolphins
13 Joshua Dobbs QB 28 Titans
14 Mike White QB 28 Jets Dolphins
15 Case Keenum QB 35 Bills Texans
16 Drew Lock QB 27 Seahawks
17 Chad Henne QB 38 Chiefs
18 Andy Dalton QB 36 Saints Panthers
19 Joe Flacco QB 38 Jets
20 Blaine Gabbert QB 34 Buccaneers