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Russell Wilson gave the Seattle Seahawks a deadline of April 15th, 2019 to negotiate his contract beyond 2019. As the evening approaches no deal seems eminent. Sparking interest in NFL fans.

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Russel Wilson could be available via trade, if not as a free agent in 2020.

Speaking of 2020, there are a whole lot of quarterbacks scheduled to hit free agency and bringing in the excellent class of quarterbacks currently aiming at declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft.:

That is 21 starting caliber quarterbacks scheduled to be available in 2020, that says nothing of the quarterbacks who will remain with their squads in ‘20, like: Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Patrick Mahomes, Jimmy Garoppolo, Deshaun Watson, Kirk Cousins, Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, Nick Foles, Mitch Trubisky, or Andrew Luck.

The five teams who drafted starting quarterbacks in 2018: Cleveland Browns (Baker Mayfield), New York Jets (Sam Darnold), Buffalo Bills (Josh Allen), Arizona Cardinals (Josh Rosen), and Baltimore Ravens (Lamar Jackson) will also not need starting quarterback in 2020. Then there are the teams who draft Kyle Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, and Daniel Jones...

That’s 22 teams with starting quarterbacks in 2020 and currently 21 available starting quarterbacks scheduled to be available on the open market in 2020. There are 32 NFL teams for those of you keeping track at home.

The year 2020, at present, has an NFL surplus of starting quarterbacks by at least 13 next season. Those chances are much more significant than the 2019 chance of one of the four: Haskins, Murray, Lock, or Jones turning into a career starter.

That is perhaps the best argument against drafting a quarterback in 2019. Those making an argument for drafting a quarterback in the first round this season have simply not looked at the numbers.

It is also, perhaps, why draftniks continue to push Missouri quarterback Drew Lock to the Denver Broncos in mock drafts... They haven’t looked at the numbers or they expect John Elway and Co. to do what they have done consistently.

So, let’s talk quarterbacks. Get in where you fit in, because study long, study wrong!