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FREE AGENCY FRENZY

Free agency officially begins at 4PM today but teams are wasting no time on swooping up some of the biggest names on the market. Thankfully, this chart from CBSSports.com  lists the top 50 free agents, their current team and where we can expect to see them next year (unofficially, of course).   

2018 NFL FREE AGENT TRACKER: 

RANK  PLAYER  POS  LAST TEAM  NEW TEAM  STATUS 
Drew Brees (39) QB Saints Saints 2 years
Kirk Cousins (29) QB Redskins Vikings 3 years
Andrew Norwell (26) G Panthers Jaguars 5 years
Trumaine Johnson (28) CB Rams Jets Agreed
Nate Solder (29) OT Patriots Unrestricted
Kyle Fuller (26) CB Bears Restricted
Case Keenum (30) QB Vikings Broncos 2 years
Trey Burton (26) TE Eagles Bears 4 years
Malcolm Butler (28) CB Patriots Titans 5 years
10  Star Lotulelei (28) DT Panthers Bills 5 years
11  Sheldon Richardson (27) DT Seahawks Unrestricted
12  Sammy Watkins (24) WR Rams Chiefs 3 years
13  Dontari Poe (27) DT Falcons Unrestricted
14  Jimmy Graham (31) TE Seahawks Packers 3 years
15  Allen Robinson (24) WR Jaguars Bears 3 years
16  Justin Pugh (27) OT/G Giants Unrestricted
17  Austin Seferian-Jenkins (25) TE Jets Unrestricted
18  Rashaan Melvin (28) CB Colts Unrestricted
19  Morgan Burnett (29) S Packers Unrestricted
20  Muhammad Wilkerson (28) DE Jets Packers Agreed
21  Paul Richardson (25) WR Seahawks Redskins 5 years
22  Avery Williamson (26) LB Titans Unrestricted
23  Tyler Eifert (27) TE Bengals Unrestricted
24  Bashaud Breeland (26) CB Redskins Panthers 3 years
25  Ryan Jensen (26) C Ravens Unrestricted
26  NaVorro Bowman (29) LB Raiders Unrestricted
27  Kenny Vaccaro (27) S Saints Unrestricted
28  Eric Reid (26) S 49ers Unrestricted
29  T.J. Carrie (27) CB Raiders Unrestricted
30  Jack Mewhort (26) G Colts Unrestricted
31  Beau Allen (26) DT Eagles Unrestricted
32  Tre Boston (25) CB Chargers Unrestricted
33  Nigel Bradham (28) LB Eagles Unrestricted
34  Weston Richburg (26) C/G Giants 49ers 5 years
35  Marqise Lee (26) WR Jaguars Jaguars 4 years
36  E.J. Gaines (26) CB Bills Unrestricted
37  Patrick Robinson (30) CB Eagles Unrestricted
38  Teddy Bridgewater (25) QB Vikings Jets 1 year
39  Chris Hubbard (26) OT Steelers Browns 5 years
40  Justin Ellis (27) DT Raiders Unrestricted
41  Josh Sitton (31) G Bears Unrestricted
42  Anthony Hitchens (25) LB Cowboys Chiefs Agreed
43  AJ McCarron (27) QB Bengals Unrestricted
44  Trent Murphy (27) LB Redskins Unrestricted
45  Dion Lewis (27) RB Patriots Titans 4 years
46  Aaron Colvin (26) CB Jaguars Texans 4 years
47  Albert Wilson (25) WR Chiefs Dolphins 3 years
48  Carlos Hyde (27) RB 49ers Unrestricted
49  Demario Davis (29) LB Jets Unrestricted
50  Jerick McKinnon (25) RB Vikings Unrestricted

Here are some initial thoughts about a few moves thus far: 

Once you beat them, join them? Malcolm Butler heading to Tennessee despite trouncing them with his former team during the AFC divisional game last season. With a chip on his shoulder after the Super Bowl benching, Bulter might be having the last laugbecoming one of the highest paid defensive stars in free agency to the tune of  $61 million with over $30 million guaranteed  

 Jimmy Graham is making Aaron Rodgers a very happy QB. However, Rodgers will need to (discount) double check when he looks to throw downfield because unlike a good neighbor, Jordy Nelson, his favorite target will not be there. The quarterback-WR duo hold the Packers’ record for most touchdowns with 65. Despite voicing his desire to finish his career in Green Bay Nelson was cut from the roster, saving the Packers $10,218,750 in cap space. To borrow words from Drake: business is business, its strictly financial.  

 Run-first no more. The Bears addressed the glaring need for a wide-receiver by snagging No.1 Allen Robinson early. With the addition of Robinson followed by TE Tre Burton, Rookie QB Mitch Trubisky should have a better chance of using the middle of the field and running Matt Nagy’s up-tempo spread offense.  

 One team that has been very quiet throughout free agency have been the Atlanta Falcons… Comment or tweet us at @chicksintosports who you would like to see come to ATL!  

Alicia Bostic
Alicia Bostic “Unapologetically Honest”-Co-Host of Chicks Into Sports