Assuming the NFL does not push the start of the league year back we are just a few days away from the start of NFL free agency. Every year teams throw some big money at free agents and this year should be no different. The teams generally get the most offseason publicity as people rave […]
The 2020 compensatory draft picks were released today. As always, upon seeing the official release it’s proper to judge how my projection did against it.
UPDATE – January 8: This projection has been revised to account for a correction to the qualification of Mike Iupati. Please read more here. UPDATE 2 – January 31: With the news that declined options may no longer allow players to become compensatory free agents, an additional note has been made on the possibility of […]
With a few weeks of snap counts in the books for the 2019 regular season, let’s take a look at where the 2020 compensatory picks projection stands. First, let’s start with identifying some changes from last May that I feel will be permanent. The Cardinals cut Kevin White, which was bad for the Bears, as […]
The market for several positional groups on defense have experienced robust growth due to salary cap growth and free agency spending. In just the last year, the average salary for the 5 highest paid linebackers grew a bullish 36.86%. Players like C.J. Mosley and Kwon Alexander reaped the benefits of hitting free agency at the […]
The Cowboys announced a big extension yesterday, not for one of the big name offensive players, but instead for star linebacker Jaylon Smith. Smith was in an interesting position when it came to a contract extension. Though he was entering the final season of his four year contract he was technically not eligible for unrestricted […]
The Collective Bargaining Agreement is structured in such a way that teams have inexpensive and exclusive control over players during their first four accrued seasons, before they can earn unrestricted free agency. Now that most of the 2015 rookie classes have done so, let’s take a look how those incoming players as a whole did, […]