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Demonpenz
09-11-2006, 05:15 PM
Armed and dangerous
Musical quarterbacks will highlight offseason movement
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Posted: Thursday March 01, 2001 8:57 PM
Updated: Thursday March 01, 2001 9:03 PM

Don Banks - Inside the NFL

The arms race is about to begin.

Nothing sparks debate in the NFL like the quarterback position. It's a quarterback-driven league. Always has been. Always will be. And as free agency opens Friday, here's an up-to-date look at where the top-name arms might land in the coming days:

# Brad Johnson -- Baltimore still considers Johnson its No. 1 priority in free agency, but it is now almost certain that the Super Bowl champion Ravens will have serious competition from at least two teams in their pursuit of the former Redskin.

Having lost starter Elvis Grbac, Kansas City has interest in Johnson and is preparing to move quickly.

And as we speculated last week, don't be surprised if Tampa Bay makes an early attempt to get into the thick of the Johnson negotiations. While the Bucs have spent most of their time setting up smokescreens regarding their intentions toward Johnson, Tampa Bay head coach Tony Dungy remains committed to upgrading the quarterback position and would welcome Johnson.

The Bucs are the team the Ravens should fear the most. Like Baltimore, Tampa Bay has a young, talented defense that will keep it competitive for some time. While Johnson values his relationship with Ravens head coach Brian Billick, who was his offensive coordinator in Minnesota, he is also good friends with Dungy, who was the Vikings' defensive coordinator for the first four years of Johnson's career.

It is not known whether the Bucs will be truly competitive in terms of matching potential Baltimore offers, but Johnson will face a very difficult choice if it comes down to a coin flip between Tampa Bay and Baltimore.

Johnson is believed to be seeking a four- or five-year contract in the range of $6 to $7 million per year, with $8 to $12 million to sign. While the Ravens are probably still in the lead, the Bucs and Chiefs could be factors.

# Elvis Grbac -- Grbac's relative late entry into the quarterback market will have a domino effect. It's just not altogether clear whether it will benefit the former Chief.

Count Alex's Losses
09-11-2006, 05:17 PM
Archivist.

KCChiefsFan88
09-11-2006, 05:22 PM
Don Banks - Inside the NFL

Having lost starter Elvis Grbac, Kansas City has interest in Johnson and is preparing to move quickly.


Move quickly HAAAA, took them until near the end of April to land the QB they wanted

StcChief
09-11-2006, 06:22 PM
Having lost Elvis Gayback....some time ago.

Trent = Elvis in this guy's eyes... :rolleyes: