28. Trevor Siemian - Denver Broncos
2016 stats: 289-for-486 (59.5%), 3,401 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, 10 interceptions
After an up-and-down season that resulted in Denver missing the playoffs for the first time since 2010, Siemian’s status as the Broncos’ franchise quarterback remains up in the air. Halfway through the season, it appears less likely than ever that Siemian is Denver’s long-term solution, as clamors for Brock Osweiler – yes, the same Brock Osweiler who got cut by the Browns – are beginning to surface. Simply put, Denver’s defense is elite, and their quarterback situation is as bad as it gets.
27. Jay Cutler - Miami Dolphins
2016 stats: 81-for-137 (59.1%), 1,059 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, 5 interceptions
All it took was a freak Ryan Tannehill injury in practice for Jay Cutler to come out of retirement. Having played under Adam Gase while in Chicago (and experiencing surprising success), in theory, Cutler should thrive playing alongside Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills. However, Cutler’s teams haven’t experienced on-field success since 2012, and that has held true thus far in 2017. The enigmatic quarterback still possesses one of the strongest arms in the league, but his decision making often puts his team in precarious positions. If Cutler can turn back the clock, Miami can squeak into the playoffs. If he can't, he will be returning to his broadcast gig in 2018.
26. Jacoby Brissett - Indianapolis Colts
2016 stats: 34-for-55 (61.8%), 400 passing yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions
After the horrific Scott Tolzien experiment lasted one whole week, the Colts went out and traded for Jacoby Brissett. The stop-gap until Andrew Luck’s return hasn’t exactly been a franchise savior, but he is a huge improvement over the aforementioned Tolzien. Brissett occasionally struggles with his accuracy, but the 6’4”, 235-pounder has a strong arm and can make some plays with his feet. He’s no Andrew Luck, but he has certainly proven himself worthy of a contract as the Colts’ back-up when Indy’s star returns.
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