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ALL THE RIGHT MOVES {AND MIKE GLENNON}

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THE MARKET FOR STARTING QBS IS TYPICALLY QUIETER THAN A CLAIRE'S AFTER CURFEW, BUT THIS YEAR FEELS... DIFFERENT. MIGHT ALEX SMITH'S TRADE TO THE REDSKINS BE A PRELUDE TO A WILD OFFSEASON OF MOVEMENT? WITH INTRIGUING OPTIONS IN FREE AGENCY (MARCH 14) AND A PASSER-PACKED DRAFT (APRIL 26--28), WE THINK SO. CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITIES

1 MASON RUDOLPH

JACKSONVILLE

With the arrival of this three-year OSU starter, Blake Bortles's time under center may be running short. The memes will live forever.

2 JOSH ROSEN

CLEVELAND

The No. 1 pick, out of UCLA. Calling it now. (You're out of excuses, Hue Jackson.)

3 RILEY FERGUSON

CINCINNATI

Don't look now, Andy Dalton. The Bengals nab the strong-armed QB from Memphis in the fourth round.

4 TYROD TAYLOR

DENVER

The No. 2 rushing QB over the past three years finally lands somewhere he's wanted, and a revolving door at QB comes to a halt.

5 MIKE GLENNON

KANSAS CITY

Released by the Bears, who eat $2.5 million, Glennon settles in behind yet another promising phenom in Patrick Mahomes.

6 JIMMY GAROPPOLO

SAN FRANCISCO

Yeah, this guy ain't going anywhere.

7 JAY CUTLER

FOX NFL STUDIOS LOS ANGELES

It's time.

8 A.J. MCCARRON

LOS ANGELES

Circle of Life, Part I: After usurping Drew Brees to start his career, Philip Rivers now has to fend off McCarron, acquired by the Chargers in a draft-day trade.

9 ELI MANNING

ARIZONA

Circle of Life, Part II: Beaten out by a younger N.Y. passer in 2004, Kurt Warner headed west to play for the Cards. Felled by QB dominoes, the younger Manning follows that path.

10 SAM BRADFORD SAM DARNOLD

BUFFALO

"Sam, meet Sam and Sean McDermott."

"Sean, Sam."

"Sam, Sean."

"Sean, Sam."

"Sam, Sam."

" ... Oh, Nathan Peterman, you're still here?"

11 LAMAR JACKSON

BALTIMORE

John Harbaugh, last month: "When you have a veteran QB at this stage (Joe Flacco is 33), you are always looking for a young backup."

12 BAKER MAYFIELD

NEW ORLEANS

Six foot is the new 6'4" in the Big Easy, where Drew Brees signs up for another Super Bowl run and Mayfield becomes QB of the future.

13 KIRK COUSINS

NEW YORK

Cousins, famous for keeping pics of local media in his locker, will need a big binder when free agency lands him in the U.S. media capital.

14 JOSH ALLEN

NEW YORK

Ninety miles northeast of Philly, the Jets hope they've found Carson Wentz 2.0.

15 LUKE FALK

NEW ENGLAND

Having married off Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett, the Pats need another young QB. Enter the Pac-12's all-time passing yards leader.

16 CASE KEENUM

MINNESOTA

Pat Shurmur tries to take Keenum with him to the Giants, but the Vikes—comfortable relying again on a stout D and run game—give him a mid-range three-year deal (and the chance to atone for the NFC title game).

17 TEDDY BRIDGEWATER

MIAMI

He's sad to leave Minnesota, but he gets to return to his hometown (which has gambled poorly before on a dinged-up Vikings QB).