Around this time last year I took a look to identify some teams that used 2014 free agency wisely or poorly with respect to the compensatory pick formula in 2015, so I’ll reprise that effort this time by moving a year ahead in each department. For reference, you may find the list of the 2016 […]
The official list of the compensatory picks for the 2016 NFL Draft came in about 10 days early this year, and I am quite happy with how it compared with my own projection. As always, here is the post-mortem evaluation to see what I got right and wrong, and what I can improve upon.
The investment in quarterback is the biggest investment a team makes. A mistake in judgement often sets a team back three years if not more. Teams usually get stuck chasing the potential of a player and the sunk costs of the contract. This was one of the big reasons for the push in the last […]
The following table displays the likelihood of each player with a salary cap number of $2 million or more remaining under contract for 2016, as calculated by Expected Contract Value 2.0. Pay cuts and retirements are considered releases for purposes of Expected Contract Value. Players subject to 5th year team options of rookie contracts are not […]
UPDATE, March 10: Questions regarding compensatory picks and the transition tag have been added. Read this article for reference. Introduction For details on the basics and methodology of projecting compensatory picks in general, please reference this article. To kick this off, 2016 marks the first year in which I have used, as suggested by the […]
The notable day of May 12 (the artist formerly known as June 1) is coming to a close, and among the notable aspects of this date is when Unrestricted Free Agents usually transition into Street Free Agents. This further means there will no longer be any more additions to the players eligible to qualify for […]
One of the things that gets me most fired up from the team building side of things, the general manager side of things, and certainly not the agent side of things, is the way that the great organizations find a way to let top players find more money and leave in free agency. I get […]