on when the league’s new year starts next month and Jimmy Garoppolo agreeing to a record-breaking deal with San Francisco on Thursday Tom Rathman Color Rush Jersey , several quarterbacks will find new riches and many teams will land new QBs in 2018.Tom Brady may have been denied another championship but not his coordinator, and some believe Josh McDaniels’ sudden change of heart this week in spurning the Indianapolis Colts was related to doubts about Andrew Luck’s health.Either way, McDaniels is staying in New England to help the Patriots bounce back from their 41-33 loss to Philadelphia in Super Bowl 52 .The Eagles aren’t just celebrating their first championship since 1960, but also an abundance of talent at the position in franchise QB Carson Wentz and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles.Should Wentz’s recovery from knee surgery go well, the Eagles will have a huge bargaining chip to help restock their roster.Wentz’s injury rehab will be closely watched this offseason, just like Aaron Rodgers ` repaired collarbone in Green Bay and DeShaun Watson `s torn ACL in Houston.Those teams figure to be contenders for Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta if their quarterbacks are healthy. A dozen other teams will either jockey for their next star or dole out big bucks to keep the one they have.Kirk Cousins and Drew Brees lead an exceptionally large group of veteran quarterbacks lined up for big paydays and possibly new opportunities that includes the Minnesota Vikings’ trio of Teddy Bridgewater, Case Keenum and Sam Bradford.Garoppolo, Brady’s longtime backup, got a five-year contract from the 49ers that will pay him a reported $137.5 million to keep him off the free-agent market without forcing the team to use the one-year franchise tag.NFL Network first reported the terms of the contract, which is worth $27.5 million per season to top the previous record set by Detroit’s Matthew Stafford last year by $500,000 per year — but presumably will soon be surpassed by Brees or Cousins.San Francisco acquired Garoppolo from New England before the trade deadline for a 2018 second-round pick. He led the 49ers to five straight wins to end the season, pushing his record as a starter to 7-0.Teams that miss out on one of the prized free agents can look to the draft, which features Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson and Mason Rudolph.The quarterback carousel began in the days before the Super Bowl when Kansas City agreed to trade Smith to the Redskins.The deal, which cannot be finalized until March 14 https://www.49ersfanshop.com/Pierre-Garcon-Jersey , spells the end of Cousins’ time in Washington and hands the Chiefs’ job to Patrick Mahomes III, the 10th pick in last year’s draft out of Texas Tech.So, Smith, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft, moves on to his third team just as he’s coming off the best season of his 13-year career.“I think Washington is getting a phenomenal player, a great leader,” Rodgers said last week while discussing the league’s current quarterback commotion.“Now you’ve got Kirk Cousins, what’s going to happen with him? You’ve got probably five guys that are going to get drafted in the first round, Jimmy Garoppolo and his situation.“There’s a lot of moving pieces.”In the not-too-distant future, Rodgers could find himself one of them.Rodgers, 34, has two years left on his contract and if he stays healthy in 2018, he’ll be in line for a mega payday that could obliterate any of the deals that will be signed.Rodgers told the AP last week that he wants to play well into his 40s and might have to finish his career in another team’s uniform as Brett Favre did.“I think you have to be humble enough to realize if it could happen to Brett, it can happen to you,” Rodgers said.Among the teams looking for an upgrade are the Denver Broncos, who haven’t been back to the playoffs since Peyton Manning retired a champion two years ago.Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller said he trusts general manager John Elway to fix that in the next few weeks: “We have a Hall of Fame quarterback running the show who’s going to get the right guy,” Miller said.Miller has a tip for his GM, too.“No disrespect to Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch Earl Mitchell Jersey , but I would love to play with Kirk Cousins,” Miller said. “When Peyton came to Denver, we just took off. Kirk’s an elite starter, too. I could roll with that.”With eight trips to the Super Bowl and five rings, Brady is the gold standard of quarterbacks.Yet, this time he was outdueled by Foles, who showed just how important it is for teams to also have depth at the position.“To get in a shootout with that guy on the other team is probably not ideal for anyone — ever,” Eagles tight end Zach Ertz said. “The guy is the best quarterback to ever play the game. That team is phenomenal. They are coached amazingly.”Yet, the Patriots were beaten by a journeyman QB who contemplated retirement not long ago after he kept losing his starting job with his employers in perpetual search of a better option.Foles turned into a flawless fill-in after Wentz got hurt in December, stepping in to deliver Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title.Foles has one year left on his two-year deal, and his Super Bowl performance bumped his name up on the long list of coveted quarterbacks.“He’s amazing,” Ertz said. “The past three weeks he’s been playing out of his mind. People panicked when Carson went down. Nick, we had all the confidence in the world in him.” The 49ers, embarrassed in back-to-back road games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks, return to Levi’s Stadium Sunday for the first of three consecutive homes games. Their opponent, the Denver Broncos, are in the mix for an AFC playoff spot after rattling off three straight wins.Here are five players to watch when the 49ers battle the Broncos on Sunday:WR Marquise GoodwinGoodwin makes his return against the Broncos after being excused by the 49ers the last two games to deal with a family matter. The 49ers’ receiver is no stranger to adversity. Last season, Goodwin played against the Giants in Week 10 on the same day he and his wife Malcolm Smith Color Rush Jersey , Morgan, lost their newborn baby boy due to complications during pregnancy. The presence of Goodwin’s world-class speed should open things up for Shanahan’s offense, while giving quarterback Nick Mullens another reliable target.RB Jeff Wilson Jr.Running back Matt Breida has been ruled out for Sunday after aggravating an ankle injury in Seattle. This opens up an opportunity for Wilson to put together back-to-back standout performances as the 49ers’ leader in the backfield. In Week 13 against the Seahawks, Wilson carried the ball 15 times for 61 yards and caught eight passes for 73. He led the 49ers’ offense in both carries and targets. Wilson’s likely to see a similar role Sunday against the Broncos.RT Mike McGlincheyThe 49ers’ first-round rookie faces his toughest test of the season on Sunday against one of the NFL’s elite sack artists. Broncos pass rusher Von Miller has racked up 12.5 sacks so far in 2018. McGlinchey, on the other hand, has been Pro Football Focus’ top-ranked rookie offensive lineman this season, giving up four sacks in 13 games. The 49ers’ ability to keep Mullens upright will largely depend on McGlinchey, along with left tackle Joe Staley, and their ability to fend of Miller.WR Dante PettisThere isn’t a player on the 49ers’ roster whose stock has risen as quickly as Pettis. The 49ers’ second-round pick has capitalized on the absense of Goodwin and veteran Pierre Gar莽on over the past three weeks. In that span, Pettis has reeled in 13 passes on 20 targets for 218 yards and three touchdowns. He’s spent most of his snaps at Goodwin’s “X” position, and despite the speedsters return, it seems Pettis has earned a more prominent role on Shanahan’s offense. His utilization and impact on Sunday will be one to watch.LB Pita TaumoepenuThe 49ers placed linebacker Dekoda Watson on injured reserve Monday with a calf injury. The loss of Watson opened up a spot for Taumoepenu, who was promoted to the active roster on Wednesday. The 49ers’ sixth-round pick in 2017 will play in his first game of the season against the Broncos after spending 2018 on the practice squad. The defense has been unable to generate consistent pressure off the edge, leaving an opportunity for Taumoepenu to showcase his development over the last four games of the season.