Top 20 Free Agents still available after Day 4

NFL free agency is a magical time of year. Football fans around the country stay glued to their phones and television. It’s a time of excitement. We dream of trades and acquisitions that will take our respective team to the next level.

We as football fans need this to get us through the spring, and no more so than this year. 

With Day 4 of free agency closing (Day ’2’ technically because of some moronic negotiation period), don’t worry if your team hasn’t made that dream move. While many players have been signed, there still remains plenty of impactful free agents waiting to be signed who will bring excitement and solid play to your team.

Let’s look at the top 20 remaining and projected contracts: 

  1. Jadaveon Clowney: 3 year $58 million to the Seahawks
  2. Jameis Winston: 1 year $13 million to the Patriots
  3. Emmanuel Sanders: 2 year $19 million to the Cowboys
  4. Robby Anderson: 3 year $42 million to the Jets
  5. Eric Ebron: 2 year $16 million to the Packers 
  6. Nickel Robey-Coleman: 3 year $26.5 million to the Chiefs 
  7. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: 3 year $18 million to the Colts
  8. Todd Gurley: 2 year $20 million to the Buccaneers
  9. Everson Griffen: 3 year $36 million to the Vikings 
  10. Delanie Walker: 2 year $12 million to the Patriots
  11. Breshad Perriman: 1 year $6.5 million to the Packers
  12. Logan Ryan: 3 year $28 million to the Jaguars
  13. Melvin Gordon: 1 year $7.5 million to the Bills
  14. Jason Peters: 1 year $8.5 million to the Browns 
  15. Prince Amukamara: 2 year $18 million to the Bears
  16. Ndamukong Suh: 1 year $9.5 million to the Buccaneers
  17. Jimmy Smith: 3 year $24 million to the Giants
  18. Derek Wolfe: 3 year $25 million to the Patriots
  19. Timmy Jernigan: 1 year $8 million to the Cardinals
  20. Damarious Randall: 3 year $19.5 million to the Falcons

Difference Makers Still Available in Free Agency

Most of the top free agents are already off the market. As we enter day 4 of free agency, let’s take a look at 5 players who remain unsigned. These guys are all difference makers and will truly make an impact wherever they sign.

Jadeveon Clowney

The most obvious big name left on the market. Clowney is a true game changer. Arguably, the best run defender on the edge; though not a top tier pass rusher, he still makes a difference and gets tons of pressure. Clowney’s injury history and low sack total have kept his market down. Though he may not be worth $20+ million a year, he truly is a difference maker and will get paid.

Team Fits

Seahawks, Giants, Jets

Projected Contract

3 year, $58 million ($35 million guaranteed) to Seattle. Seattle gets their difference maker back for under $20 million. Injury history plus sack totals keep this to a 3-year contract. Win-win here as Seattle can get out after 2 years and Clowney gets an opportunity for another pay day at age 30.

Jameis Winston

Inconsistent play and high turnover totals make NFL teams uneasy. Any other year, I believe that Winston would have landed a contract with a good opportunity to start on a QB-needy team. 2020 was an oddity in the number of high profile QB’s available. There’s no doubt that Winston can make all the throws and be a successful starter in the NFL. A change of scenery might make the difference.

Team Fits

Chargers, Patriots, Jaguars

Projected Contract

1 year, $13 million contract (incentive laden) to the New England Patriots. The Patriots add a veteran presence to the young QB room. Boom or bust pickup and a prove it deal for Winston.

Robby Anderson

A speedy receiver who has produced when given the opportunity. Anderson is a true playmaker but hasn’t been consistent enough to be considered a true, number one target. Off field issues and inconsistency has given teams hesitation. 

Team Fits

Raiders, Steelers, Jets

Projected Contract

3 year, $42 million ($20 million guaranteed) to Jets. The Jets get Darnold a familiar target back and give themselves an easy out after year 1 if Anderson doesn’t live up to his potential.

Melvin Gordon

The holdout backfired on Gordon. He underperformed on his return and ceded more and more snaps to Ekeler. It’s tough to be a running back in today’s NFL. Gordon remains an all purpose back and red zone threat. I don’t expect a Bell or Gurley type deal.

Team Fits

Buccaneers, Redskins, Bills

Projected Contract

1 year, $7.5 million to Buffalo. Gordon settles for a prove it deal and the Bills form a committee with Gordon and the promising, Singletary. Gordon gets another shot at a contract next year.

Nickel Robey-Coleman

One of the premiere nickel corners in the NFL. Coleman was a cap casualty of a cap-strapped Rams team. Coleman is a playmaker and nickel has become a valuable position in today’s NFL. He should garner plenty of interest as an underrated performer.

Team Fits

Giants, Chiefs, Packers

Predicted Contract

3 year, $26.5 million to the Chiefs. Kansas City upgrades their secondary and continues to build towards a return trip to the Super Bowl.

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