Bethel-Thompson spent a portion of the offseason with the Eagles, who ring in as his fifth NFL organization. However, he was away from the team during the all-important OTAs and mandatory minicamp, meaning he's likely merely a camp body in a QB room composed of presumptive starter Sam Bradford, 2016 second overall pick Carson Wentz, and offseason signee Chase Daniel.
While teams aren't exactly lining up to sign the 36-year-old QB at this stage, Vick still hopes to catch on somewhere this season, ideally with a contender. "I wouldn't say that I would go to any of the 32 teams," said Vick, who attempted 66 passes in five games for the Steelers in 2015. "At this point in my career I would love to play for a contender. If anything, you've just got to be willing to make a contribution."
Foles has made no mistake of his desire to be traded after the Rams drafted Jared Goff No. 1 overall earlier this offseason, and even missed offseason workouts to drive his point home. However, with no deal in place at the moment, Foles will likely have to wait until a quarterback vacancy arises on another team before his trade request can be granted, so he's planned to attend training camp with the Rams while hoping for a resolution to his situation.
Flacco has stated numerous times that he intends on being in action when training camp starts, reassuring fantasy owners of his progress since suffering a torn ACL last November. The quarterback is already able to sprint and make cuts, so taking the field with his teammates later this month would represent the next step in his return. At this point, it seems highly likely that Flacco will be ready to roll once Week 1 kicks off, but it should still be worthwhile to monitor his involvement and performance level throughout the preseason.
Chase Daniel (Eagles) bolted for a pay increase this offseason, subsequently leaving the Chiefs with a void at backup quarterback. Alex Smith, who tossed for a career-high 3,486 yards in 2015, is undoubtedly locked-in as the starter, but his mobile tendencies do leave him more vulnerable than the average starting quarterback, which thus places more importance on the backup quarterback in Kansas City on average relative to the rest of the league. Evidently, Hogan, a fifth-round selection in this year's draft, is in competition for said job as soon as this upcoming season, and will battle for the title with Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray come training camp.
While Wentz is destined to start for the Eagles down the road, at this stage the rookie is the team's third QB, behind both starter Sam Bradford and top backup Chase Daniel, per coach Doug Pederson. It's an arrangement we'd expect to remain firmly in place to start the season, in the absence of an injury. With the long haul in mind, the Eagles are not inclined to rush the development of Wentz, though the report encouragingly notes that the 23-year-old signal-caller had some impressive moments during the team's OTAs and minicamp.
Cousins' representative and the Redskins have long been far apart on contract terms, so it's of little surprise that Cousins will not going into the upcoming campaign with a new multi-year deal. Instead, Cousins will play under Washington's $19.953 million franchise tag, making him the first quarterback in 11 years to play under such designation. After a breakout 2015 season, Cousins will hope a similarly strong 2016 results in a huge payday next offseason, and with a bevy of weapons surrounding him, Cousins has to like his chances.
Brady's request for a second hearing was denied by the Second U.S. District Court of Appeals on Wednesday, leaving the star quarterback with little optimism that his four-game suspension would ever be overturned. Without appealing to the Supreme Court, Brady will be sidelined while Jimmy Garoppolo leads the Patriots' offense for the beginning of the season. Expect Brady to be back on the field when New England takes on the Browns in a Week 5 matchup.
If no agreement is reached by Friday afternoon, Cousins will play out 2016 with a $19.953 million salary. He'd be in line for a huge, multi-year deal if he were to have another strong season, but an ineffective or injury-plagued campaign could push him back into the price range for No. 2 quarterbacks. Cousins has a nice array of weapons to help him out, with first-round rookie wideout Josh Doctson joining a group that already includes DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jamison Crowder and TE Jordan Reed.
Wentz, standing tall at 6-5 and weighing a solid 237 pounds, owns the physical tools to make quarterback gurus drool, but reigns from a Division I-AA program and may need time to acclimate to NFL-caliber competition. The Eagles have echoed this sentiment repetitively over the course of the offseason, but nothing is guaranteed, and it isn't out of the realm of possibility for Wentz to see time in 2016 should starting QB Sam Bradford implode. However, for the time being, the starting job is Bradford's to lose, and even if Bradford were to self-destruct at some point in 2016, it could very well be Chase Daniel (a favorite of HC Doug Pederson from their time in Kansas City) who takes the wheel. Bradford is only under contract for one more campaign, though, allowing for speculation that the continuation of the Eagles' plan is for Wentz to be unchained in 2017.