I have argued for a long time that the NFL offseason is the second biggest sport in the country. During the season is great. But for a handful of teams the season is over before it even started. And for about two thirds of the league a Super Bowl is an unrealistic expectation. But in the offseason EVERYONE gets better. Or at least that’s what the fan bases think. Players can officially sign with teams on March 16th, but the “legal tampering” period begins on March 14th. What I want to do is lay out the top free agents by position. There are definitely positions with a ton of talent available (Safety) and others that are deprived of top tier talent (wide receiver).
The five teams with the most salary cap are the Bears, Falcons, Raiders, Giants, and Texans. That makes sense that 4 of the 5 teams with the most cap space missed out on the playoffs last season. The Giants are in a good spot obviously. But they have Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley who could hit free agency in a month. 14 of the 32 teams are currently over the cap and need to get under by March 14th. Those teams range from the Jets at $264,000 over the cap to the Buccaneers who are $56.5 million. Those teams will need to release players or restructure contracts to get under the cap number of $224.8 million. This list could change. Teams can apply the franchise tag to players, and that would take them out of the free agency pool. Here’s the top free agents by position.