Free Agency Flustercluck

Be on notice.  The build up to the 2015 NFL season is in full swing.  Everything you knew about 2014 is now dead and gone. All your favorite players are all on different teams. Your first round QB lost his favorite target and the rushing champ is looking to abdicate.  Does anyone know what the fluck is going on??!  Let’s take a crack at it:

You can check out all of the free agent moves for any year by checking out a site called Spotrac.  They have an exhaustive list of every free agent move in a level of detail that I’ll never aspire to.  New moves are seeming to roll in every day, so how does one keep track of those?  Enter the 2015 significance prediction engine.

Side note: as a Cleveland Browns fan, notice their startling absence from this list.

I’ll have to do a separate CLE 2015 outlook for all those who bleed Brown and Orange.

Top 10 Free Agent Signings (in dollars)

Name Total Contract ($M) Benefactor Detractor
Ndamukong Suh ($114M) Miami D ^ Detroit D v
Revis island ($70M) Jets D ^ Pats D v
Byron Maxwell ($63M) PHI D ^ SEA D v
Jeremy Maclin ($55M) Alex Smith ^ PHI QB(?) v
Orange Julius ($46M) JAC QB ^^ Peyton Manning v
Jarid Odrick ($42.5M) JAC D ^ Mia D v
Run DMC ($40M) PHI Backup RB ^ Dal Offense v
Mike Iupati ($40M) ??? ???
Torrey Smith ($40M) Steve Smith Sr ^ Joe Flacco v
Anquan Boldin v
Pernell McPhee ($38.75M) ??? ???

Honorable Mention

  • Greg Hardy ($13M/1yr) = Dal D ^CAR D v 


SBNation did a piece on the Top 9 Biggest FA Winners so far (why 9?) as of 3/13/15

Team FA Summary

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Side note: WordPress needs to step up its table game.  This will get better soon.
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Clearly, each position is asking for a fuller discussion upcoming to the 2015 season; so look for those articles soon.  Happy off-seasoning.

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