Supply and demand drove the price of quarterbacks too high in this draft. That doesn’t mean the demand has satisfied.
While seven quarterbacks were taken in the first three rounds, two of them were taken by teams with established starters. (Jacksonville and New England.) The Bengals took Andy Dalton, but that doesn’t mean they’ll necessarily give up on Carson Palmer.
Plenty of teams that had no legitimate quarterback option before the draft are even more desperate now. And many of the teams that took a rookie quarterback early will still be looking for veterans. Here’s a quick rundown:
Arizona: They didn’t take a quarterback, increasing speculation they will go hard after Kevin Kolb. Matt Hasselbeck and Marc Bulger could also be options. John Skelton sits atop the depth chart for now.
Redskins: They surprisingly didn’t show any interest in bringing in a rookie. Would you believe they like John Beck?
Seahawks: Like the Cardinals, they are a complete mess at the position. They don’t have a youngster or a legitimate veteran. They will try to keep Hasselbeck, but could also compete with the Cards to acquire Kolb.
In short, it remains a seller’s market.