Do these veteran NFL QBs still have something to offer?

Alex Smith will try phase 2 of his career in Kansas City.
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Alex Smith will try phase 2 of his career in Kansas City.

There have been a lot of NFL passers looking for new homes this offseason. Not great quarterbacks, but established pros with starting credentials. Here are 10 who still have something to offer, in alphabetical order:

Jason Campbell (Browns)

The ugly truth: Sacked more than twice a game over career

The bright side: Has never had more INTs than TDs in a season

Matt Cassel (Vikings)


The ugly truth: Had 1-7 record, 19 turnovers last season

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The bright side: Career rating (80.4) better than Fouts, Elway

Ryan Fitzpatrick (Titans)

The ugly truth: Went 7-16 after signing extension in 2011

The bright side: Seventh-most TD passes (71) the last three years

David Garrard (Jets)

The ugly truth: Hasn’t started a game since 2010


The bright side: Tied for 10th all time in INT pct. (2.4)

Bruce Gradkowski (Steelers)

The ugly truth: Three of his six career wins came in 2006

The bright side: He’s a backup QB upgrade in Pittsburgh

Matt Hasselbeck (Colts)

The ugly truth: He will turn 38 early next season

The bright side: Last year, had best completion pct. since 2007

Kevin Kolb (free agent)


The ugly truth: Cardinals got six wins out of $52m deal

The bright side: His recent injury history isn’t arm related

Matt Leinart (free agent)

The ugly truth: Wasn’t much help to rudderless Raiders

The bright side: Low mileage for a soon-to-be-30 QB

Brady Quinn (free agent)

The ugly truth: Headed to his fourth team in six years

The bright side: Led Chiefs to emotional win in Week 13

Alex Smith (Chiefs)

The ugly truth: Only one 3,000-yard season in seven years

The bright side: 19-5-1 record, just 10 INTs last two years