NFL 2019: Predicting results for ‘prove-it’ year quarterbacks

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOVEMBER 18: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 18, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Eagles 48-7. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Several quarterbacks are entering the NFL 2019 season in search of a new contract. Here we look at four of those signal callers and predict their fate.

In the NFL, you need to have a quarterback in order to stand a chance. Teams know this all too well, which is why there have been countless examples of teams giving up just about everything they have to move up in the draft in order to land someone capable of leading their team. Then once they have that player, they’re also willing to break the bank in order to keep them.

One example of a team doing both these things is the Philadelphia Eagles. In the 2016 NFL Draft, the Eagles had already moved up from the middle of the first round to No. 8 overall. Then they struck a deal with the Cleveland Browns to move up to No. 2.

In order to move those six spots (and net another fourth-rounder), the Eagles gave up the No. 8 pick as well as a third and fourth-round selection in 2016. They then gave the Browns their first-round pick in 2017 and second-round selection in 2018.

They used that pick they acquired from Cleveland on North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz. Now the face of their franchise, Philly ended up paying Wentz a whole lot of money ahead of the NFL 2019 season. The signal caller signed a four-year extension that can be worth up to $128 million with $107 million of it being guaranteed.

With Wentz taken care of, that leads to speculation about what will happen with some of the remaining quarterbacks who are entering contract years. Here we will look at the top-four and predict what will happen with them as they try to earn their payday.

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