Checking out the QBs, both old and new

-So a few Vikings have come out and expressed their displeasure with Josh Freeman’s game, preparation and pretty much his existence in general. Even though the Vikes spent a first-rounder on Christian Ponder just three years ago and the offense looked potent at times in 2013 under Matt Cassel, it’s hard to believe their next head coach will do anything besides use Minnesota’s No. 8 overall draft pick and choose the guy he wants. If Marcus Mariota has a change of heart and Brett Hundley declares for the draft, that will help Minnesota’s cause. If not, then the only options worthy of a top-10 selection may be Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles, all of which will likely be gone by No. 8. Whoever the Vikings land at QB will go a long way towards determining Cordarrelle Patterson’s fantasy value next year.

-Speaking of those incoming QBs, it’s going to be fun over the next few weeks to guess which ones could potentially have great fantasy value depending on where they’re drafted. Blake Bortles’ value, for example, will be radically different if he ends up in Houston or Oakland considering the difference in talent level at WR. Which incoming QB do you think would have the best chance to have a strong fantasy season, and on which team?

-The Bears have signed Jay Cutler to a seven-year extension, which effectively puts him atop the Bears QB depth chart for as long as he’s healthy. It makes me wonder how much longer they’ll be able to hang on to Josh McCown, who was incredibly impressive to say the least when playing in relief of the injured Cutler. This doesn’t have a huge effect on the fantasy value of anyone in the Bears offense since both QBs were able to put up big points with either guy.

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