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    Dynasty QB Sell High: Options Include Kirk Cousins, Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson

    As the 2024 NFL season is quickly approaching, who are some QBs fantasy managers should consider selling high on in dynasty formats heading into this year?

    Despite the perceived long-term security of the QB position in dynasty fantasy football leagues, the market can change much more drastically year over year, with teams seemingly becoming far quicker to move on from young signal-callers if they don’t show promise early in their NFL careers.

    Who are some sell-high options at the QB position dynasty managers should consider offloading before the start of the 2024 NFL season?

    Who are the Top QBs to Sell High on Entering 2024?

    Kirk Cousins, QB, Atlanta Falcons

    Normally, I wouldn’t be looking to immediately flip a quarterback who just signed a six-figure contact to lead an offense that has Drake London, Kyle Pitts, and Bijan Robinson.

    But the normal line of thinking went out the window when the Atlanta Falcons decided to invest top-10 NFL Draft capital in his replacement just a couple of months later.

    Compounding the organization’s head-scratching decision in the 2024 NFL Draft is Cousins, who is entering his 13th season in the league while rehabbing from a torn Achilles tendon last year.

    I’m fully aware medicine has come a long way and that this injury isn’t quite the death sentence it used to be, but it is still baked into the risk of an older player when trying to assess his long-term dynasty outlook.

    Prior to Cousins’ injury, the veteran QB was on pace to finish the year exactly where landed in the QB ranks in 2022, which was QB6 overall.

    Honestly, Cousins was on pace for a career year through the first eight games of the 2023 season, with 2,331 passing yards and 18 touchdowns, which means it is a positive factor that the Michigan State product joined an Atlanta offense that has many of the same offensive passing concepts that he executed during his days in Minnesota and Washington.

    Ultimately, Michael Penix Jr. will take the starting role in Atlanta. Will that be this year? Probably not, but Cousins isn’t getting any younger.

    Cousins’ favorable fantasy outlook this year and contract situation give owners enough incentive and security to still pay a starter price point for a veteran quarterback.

    This is a nice selling window. If you choose to roll the dice with this injury and roster situation, then be prepared to accept Cousins may be staying on your team until he retires.

    Aaron Rodgers, QB, New York Jets

    Speaking of quarterbacks potentially looking to retire in the near future, New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers somehow managed to make the news for an unexcused absence during mandatory OTAs this offseason.

    Mimicking what I mentioned about an Achilles injury for an aging quarterback when discussing the concerns for Cousins, the same applies to Rodgers … Except we didn’t see him as a productive fantasy asset last year, and he’s more than four years older than Cousins.

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    There is no doubt Rodgers has a gold jacket waiting for him in Canton when he decides to hang ’em up. There is some reasonable optimism that Rodgers still has another great fantasy season or two left in him with Garrett Wilson, Breece Hall, Mike Williams, and Malachi Corley to throw to in the coming years.

    Yet, there is no guarantee about what exactly we are going to get from Rodgers in New York and how much longer he really wants to play football.

    Unless you believe his goal is to last longer in the NFL than Tom Brady and play until he’s 46 years old, I would be happy to part ways with the future Hall of Fame quarterback for some younger pieces or future draft capital before it’s too late.

    Russell Wilson, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Speaking of before it’s too late, Russell Wilson appears to have secured a starting position under center for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the start of the upcoming 2024 NFL season.

    I made sure to include the word “appears” because the dynamic and talented Justin Fields doesn’t believe it is a done deal that Wilson is the starter, and Fields will likely be a fan favorite in Pittsburgh when Wilson has any struggles at all this year.

    Let’s be honest about Wilson’s situation: He is on a one-year deal at the veteran minimum with a younger and more talented player at his position on the same roster.

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    If you believe Wilson is going to return to his Pro Bowl form in Pittsburgh, by all means hold onto him. Yet, George Pickens is really his best receiver by a wide margin, and Wilson has definitely lost a bit of explosiveness as a dual-threat option over the last three years.

    Personally, I worry this could be Wilson’s last chance to be a starting quarterback in the league, which is why I think his value is probably the highest it’s going to get. You may not get much for him on the open market, but it’s better than nothing.

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