One of the most difficult aspects of free agency for NFL teams is determining whether players over 30 years old still have a few years of elite production left. The NFL offseason can be made or broken with evaluating players in that age range accurately.
The former University of Florida star also ranked third in pass coverage in 2020 according to Pro Football Focus, and recorded 11 passes defensed last year. It seems like Maye might be ready to ascend into one of the better safeties in the game, but which teams are likely to go after Marcus Maye free agency?
In recent years, running back additions in free agency have been mostly cosmetic. Most teams aren’t willing to spend big dollars on their backfield because either they have a dynamic bellcow, or are content to go with a committee at that position. It will be fascinating to see how the offseason treats free agent Kenyan Drake, and whether the Arizona Cardinals will be interested in retaining him.
Let’s take a look at three teams who should pursue Sammy Watkins in free agency.
Which teams might David sign with if he doesn’t agree to return to Tampa Bay?
Which teams will look show interest in Xavier Rhodes free agency? According to Spotrac, he is estimated to receive a $7.3 million average annual value contract, so we will keep that in mind for this prediction.
Ingram’s free agent market is going to be intriguing, since his contract year was not exactly a head-turner. He’s estimated to receive a deal that is around $11 million per season, but might get squeezed at a lower number due to his lack of recent success. This could put him in play for nearly half of the NFL, which could result in prolonged negotiations.
Three teams, two trades, and one venomous Twitter argument later—we’ve finally arrived at the much publicized free agency of talented defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. It’s been a crazy whirlwind of events for the 25 year old sack artist, so let’s take a quick look back at his last 10 months.
Jamal Adams gets all the headlines as the pre-eminent physical safety of the current crop of players, and rightfully so. But Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal knows how to dole out punishment too, and is entering free agency after five seasons with the team.
It’s usually not incredibly exciting to talk about the prospects of interior lineman getting paid, or making an enormous difference in an NFL team’s fortunes. If there’s any doubt about the impact a top tier guard can make, ask Dallas Cowboys fans about how important Zack Martin is to their roster, or how crucial Quenton Nelson has been for the Indianapolis Colts to stabilize their offensive line.
Barrett will be a hot name to keep an eye on when free agency starts in March, so let’s take a look at three teams who will likely be interested in his services.
In this day and age in the NFL, it’s usually the offensive players who do all the talking, given their ability to roam more freely than they did 15-20 years ago. It’s not often a defensive player can talk smack and effectively back it up year after year, but Richard Sherman has made a career out of proving just how good he tells his opponents he is.
Ones that can play the pass well and be relied upon to secure tackles are even more treasured, and there’s no doubt that impending free agent safety Justin Simmons will be handsomely compensated checking those boxes.
Two seasons ago, Harris reeled in 6 interceptions, and 11 passes defended, which is the player teams are hoping they’ll get in 2021. Where might he land in 2021 NFL free agency?
While the chances that Brown ever gets a long term deal in the NFL again are slim to none, he should have rehabilitated his value just enough to garner interest from a few teams. Every team who kicks the tires on him though will have to do a ton of research, and probably would only be teams with established quarterbacks and coaches. Who might these suitors be?