Could a provision in the collective bargaining agreement which gives clubs the option of adding a fifth year to rookie deals spark draft-day trades and push the value of quarterbacks? Some in the league think so.
With three of the teams thought likely to be considering a QB early in the NFL Draft adding veterans recently, could Geno Smith, Matt Barkley and the rest of the 2013 crop of passers slip out of the first round entirely?
The 2013 quarterback class is lacking the sure stars of recent years, but that isn't likely to keep teams from spinning the quarterback roulette wheel come April in the hopes of winning big. West Virginia's Geno Smith is the logical candidate to be the first quarterback selected but scouts point to five other quarterbacks gaining ground.