The only certain thing about NFL free agency is that every year we can count on craziness to be part of the recipe.
NFL free agents have the opportunity to make huge splashes during the offseason that have long-lasting ramifications felt throughout the league. Especially this year, since many teams have truckloads of money to throw around.
We’ll be delving into some interesting scenarios on that note, predicting bold moves for the biggest NFL free agents on the market this spring.
It’s important to note we’re not including a few high-profile unrestricted free agents due to the simple fact that their respective teams have already made it clear they’re not going to let them hit the market.
Le’Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers will be slapped with the franchise tag if no long-term deal can be worked out. Pittsburgh has made it crystal clear that he’s one of their biggest priorities for both the short and long term. Chandler Jones of the Arizona Cardinals is in the same boat, with team president Michael Bidwill making that crystal clear in a recent interview, and the same goes for Kawann Short of the Carolina Panthers.
The same cannot be said for the following free agents, whose futures are very much up in the air. One thing we can be sure of, however, is that they will make some serious money wherever they land. With that in mind, we present the following bold predictions for the top NFL free agents in 2017.