–Two more starting quarterbacks changed teams when Derek Carr signed with New Orleans and Jimmy Garoppolo signed with the Raiders. Is Jimmy G much of an upgrade from Carr? We will find out if both players needed a change of scenery. But the Raiders are in effect trading Jimmy G for Carr. That may not be much of an upgrade for either team. But both players seemed to have worn out their welcome with their former teams.
–Carr’s arrival in New Orleans likely means that Jameis Winston will return to being a backup unless Carr is injured. Winston, who never lived up to the hype when he was the first pick in 2015, spent five years in Tampa and three in New Orleans. Last year, he started the first three games before being replaced by Andy Dalton, who has moved on to Washington. Winston said he wants to remain in New Orleans because he likes the atmosphere. Gardner Minshew signed with Indianapolis and can play if the quarterback the Colts draft with fourth pick – or if they move up for one –isn’t ready. With Minshew moving on, the Eagles signed Marcus Marioto to be their backup.
–Dalton’s signed by Washington and Jacoby Brissett being signed by the Panthers shows both teams want a veteran stopgap in case their young quarterback isn’t ready to go when the season starts. Dalton can step in if Sam Howell isn’t ready and Brissett is a safety net in case the quarterback the Panthers sign with the first pick isn’t ready at the start of the season.
–Baker Mayfield continued his journey around the league by signing with the Bucs where he will compete for the starting job with Kyle Trask. That means Blaine Gabbert will be looking for a new home.
–Aaron Rodgers is ready to move on to the Jets, opening the door for Jordan Love to be the third Packer starter in decades as he follows in the footsteps of Brett Favre and Rodgers. But the Packers want a first round pick and more for Rodgers,, which is ridiculous for an aging player the Packers don’t want to keep.. So Rodgers can’t move on until the Packers agree to more sensible terms.