June is here, the NFL Draft is past, and some big-name quarterbacks are still on the market. Tony Romo and Jay Cutler quit football for TV, but we're still waiting to see what happens to Jimmy Garoppolo and even Brock Osweiler.
All that means there's a lot of intrigue left at the QB position. Can we expect any surprises between now and the start of the season? Which QBs will have a job next season and which ones won't?
Here's a look at the QBs who remain unsigned, ranked from worst to best.
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Lewis hasn't taken regular-season snaps since 2013, which pretty much tells you he's not much better than a practice squad player. He's been released twice by the Browns and spent last season on IR with the 49ers, who lost 14 games and haven't offered any of their 2016 quarterbacks contracts for next season.
Gradkowski is 34, hasn't taken a regular-season snap since 2014 and hasn't started since 2010. His career completion rate of 52.9 percent is bottom of the barrel. His hometown team, Pittsburgh, placed him on IR in the preseason last year and then released him. That's probably the sign that it's time to retire and groom his son to be QB of the Las Vegas Raiders.
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Orlovsky, 33, didn't play a single regular-season snap last year and hasn't started since 2011. But he believes Mike Glennon is a starting QB, so maybe there's hope for him, too. This spring he's back at his alma mater UConn as an assistant. Sadly, he probably will be best remembered for running out of his own end zone in his first start, resulting in a safety that proved the difference in a 12-10 Lions loss to the Vikings.
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Whitehurst, also 34, is nicknamed "Clipboard Jesus" because of his flowing hair and his career as a backup QB. The Browns saw one game of him last season and have not offered him a new contract.
Nassib has made a (brief) career out of holding the clipboard while Eli Manning starts every single game for the Giants. That limited role has left him with a pretty cool resume: nine completions in 10 career passes and a 152.1 rating. However, Nassib wasn't very impressive in the preseason last year, is coming off elbow surgery and has been replaced by Geno Smith. Ouch. His brother Carl is a defensive end in Cleveland, and that team always needs QBs.
A team would have to be completely convinced that Manziel has matured before it brings him in to compete for a job. Teams don't tolerate distractions from backup QBs, and Manziel has yet to prove he can be a professional. However the 2012 Heisman winner is just 24 and possesses the talent that made him a first-round draft pick. He's still trying to get back in the league, most recently working out with Odell Beckhamm Jr.
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Ponder, a first-round pick by Minnesota in 2011, lasted just two seasons as starter before being derailed by injury and losing his job. He signed with Oakland, Denver and San Francisco the past two seasons without ever playing a regular-season snap. Ponder has started 36 of his 38 career games. Still, the QB-starved Niners did not give him a start last season despite some players declaring him better than Blaine Gabbert.
Hill has beaten out plenty of guys for jobs, including Austin Davis, making 35 starts in his 11-year career. But the Vikings were so unenthused about the prospect of starting him last year when Teddy Bridgewater went down that they traded two first-rounders for Sam Bradford. Hill wasn't happy, the Vikes' season didn't end well, and now he's back on the market at age 37. Hill still should be able to get a job on the strength of his career numbers: 61.8 percent completion rate, 49 TDs passes and 30 INTs.
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RG3's attempt to jump start his once-promising career in Cleveland never got off the ground with a 1-15 Browns team. He got hurt in the season opener and didn't return to the lineup until Week 13. By then the Browns were a wreck and RG3 didn't have much chance to change that, though he did lead them to their only win. No longer the running threat he was as a rookie, he still has an arm and perhaps could improve as a pocket passer on a better team. He's just 27 but has yet to show he can stay healthy, leading the Browns to turn the page on yet another QB.
We're almost three months into free agency and Kaepernick is still unsigned. Some NFL writers and fans attribute this to the controversy surrounding Kaepernick, while FOX Sports' Dieter Kurtenbach is among those who insist he's not been signed simply because he's not that good anymore.
Critics point to his 3-16 record the past two seasons and poor completion rate (59.8 percent). Supporters point out he has the second-best career interception rate (1.8%) in NFL history, a TD/INT ratio of 72 to 30 and an 88.9 passer rating. Which do we believe in?
While Kaepernick was a lightning rod last year, if his anthem protest is over, it's very possible that he'll be able to better focus on football and enjoy a fresh start with his body and mind stronger than they've been the past two years. Remember, Kaepernick took the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and almost again in 2013. Even last year, as the Niners went 2-14, he had a 398-yard game against New Orleans and threw for 296 and ran for 113 at Miami.
Kaepernick, now 29, seems more mature off the field. The question is, how dedicated is he to football? Will he work to fix his flaws and be a locker room leader? Or will his passion for using his platform to promote activism distract from football?
If Kap is committed to his career, it could take off again.