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first_img Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact NFL Insider John Clayton, however, is expecting the Cardinals to address the position in free agency.Kirk Cousins, Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater, Drew Brees, Josh McCown and Case Keenum are some of the top quarterbacks on the list of available candidate. However, Brees is expected to stay with New Orleans and the Vikings are expected to retain at least one, if not all three of their free agent quarterbacks.Alex Smith is not the only name being floated in the NFL rumor mill. Eli Manning of the Giants and Andy Dalton and A.J. McCarron of the Bengals have all been recently discussed as possible trade bait.Even though the Cardinals have no quarterback on the roster at the moment, there is no shortage of candidates.The competition to sign a top quarterback, however, might be stiff. The Broncos, Browns, Giants, Jets, Dolphins, Bengals and Redskins have all been identified as teams with a potential need at QB. All seven of those teams are ahead of the Cardinals in the 2018 draft order. Not to mention teams like the Ravens, Bills and Jaguars who may have interest in some of the names listed above.The choice of a quarterback might be significantly impacted by the selection of a new head coach. If Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is chosen, the likelihood of Bridgewater, Bradford or Keenum rises significantly. If Eagles quarterback coach John DeFilippo is hired, the Cardinals could turn their attention to the draft instead of free agency. 97 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Between the retirement of Carson Palmer, and with backups Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert and Matt Barkley now unrestricted free agents, the Arizona Cardinals’ roster has a major void at the quarterback position.NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has reported the Cardinals have shown interest in trading for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.The #Chiefs are open to trading QB Alex Smith this offseason. Keep an eye on the #Browns & GM John Dorsey and the #AZCardinals, who called about Smith when the #49ers traded him: https://t.co/0rd4hhjGwh— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 6, 2018last_img read more