The OTA Skippers

04/20/2022 The OTA Skippers

By: Jeff Yoder

Three Starting Quarterbacks Sit Out OTAs With Futures in Question

The NFL’s offseason organized team activities (OTAs) began this week with voluntary workouts, and a trio of quarterbacks weren’t in attendance. Mandatory OTAs won’t make these storylines official until late May, but the writing is on the wall. Baker Mayfield (Browns)Kyler Murray (Cardinals) and Jimmy Garropolo (49ers) are the notable QBs not on the field this week. All three were absent for various reasons.


The Reasoning

Mayfield wants a fresh start and a trade out of Cleveland due to the Browns’ acquisition of QB Deshaun Watson. Murray seems to be settling into a contract holdout that could last the summer ahead. And Garropolo is still rehabbing from a shoulder injury and many expect the 49ers to trade him this offseason.


It’s the first wave of offseason disputes that are sure to plague NFL headlines for the months to come. Buckle up. The quarterback carousel might keep spinning…


Additional Storylines

B/R: Cardinals Not Expected to Trade QB Kyler Murray, Budgeted for New Contract

ESPN: Carolina Panthers Name QB Sam Darnold Team’s Starter, Won’t Pursue Baker Mayfield


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