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Speculation on 2018 Free Agents
« on: Jan 2nd, 2018, 4:41am »
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In an offseason where it seems as though an inordinate number of teams will be looking to free-agency for solutions at key skill positions on offense, my 21-man, 12-protection spot GBRFL roster is loaded with ELEVEN 2018 would-be free-agents (that is over half my team), almost all of which are unrestricted. Here are their statuses and my hopes based on reasonable expectations in accordance with semi-informed observations...
 
QB Case Keenum (UFA) - Expectation/Hope: 1. Vikings, 2. *Bills, **Steelers, 3. ^^Cardinals, Browns
 
QB Teddy Bridgewater (UFA) Expectation/Hope: 1. *Bills, ^^Cardinals, Broncos, **Steelers, 2. Browns, 3. Vikings (as the backup)
 
QB Sam Bradford (UFA) Expectation/Hope: 1. Broncos, 2. Browns, 3. ^^Cardinals, 4. Vikings, ***Dolphins
 
QB A. J. McCarron (RFA/UFA?) Expectation/Hope: 1. Browns, 2. **Steelers, *Bills, ^^Cardinals, 3. Bengals (as the starter), 4. Jets, ***Dolphins, 5. ^Redskins
 
QB Jay Cutler (UFA) Expectation/Hope (NOT MUCH): 1. ***Dolphins, 2. Browns, 3. **Steelers
 
RB Isaiah Crowell (UFA) Expectation/Hope: 1. Lions, ^^^Raiders, 2. !49ers, Buccaneers, Browns, 3. Texans, Dolphins, !!Patriots
 
RB Rex Burkhead (UFA) Expectation/Hope: 1. Patriots, 2. !!!Browns
 
RB Jamaal Charles (UFA) Expectation/Hope (NOT MUCH): 1. ^^^Raiders, 2. !!Patriots, Eagles, Lions, Colts
 
RB Eddie Lacy (UFA) Expectation/Hope (NOT MUCH): 1. ^^^Raiders, !!Patriots, 2. !!!Browns, Buccaneers
 
RC Davante Adams (UFA) - Expectation/Hope: 1. Packers, 2. 49ers, 3. Bears
(Signed to multiyear extension with Packers.)
 
RC Josh Gordon (ERFA) - Expectation/Hope: 1. Browns #(2. 49ers, Patriots, 3. Ravens, Bears)
 
*(If they move on from QB Taylor.)
**(If QB Roethlisberger retires.)
***(If they move on from QB Tannehill.)
^(If QB Cousins departs.)
^^(If QB Palmer retires/departs.)
^^^(If they move on from RB Lynch.)
!(If RB Hyde departs.)
!!(If at least one of the following RB's departs: Lewis, Burkhead, Gillislee and/or White.)
!!!(If RB Crowell departs.)
#(A move is unlikely as Gordon is an ERFA of the Browns.)
 
(I will edit in player updates right in this post!)
 
Feel free to comment on mine or share yours likewise (and feel welcome to use my formatting by quoting and then copy-and-pasting)...
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Re: Speculation on 2018 Free Agents
« Reply #1 on: Jan 2nd, 2018, 7:03pm »
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on Jan 2nd, 2018, 4:41am, Stegfucius wrote:
^^(If QB Palmer retires/departs.)

 
Well, as of this afternoon, this has already come to pass...  Still rolling off "The REAL Feed" (somehow??? -- to see what I mean by that click HERE)...
 
Cardinals QB Palmer announces retirement
The Sports Network: NFL (02.01.2018 18:06)
PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is retiring after 15 NFL seasons.Palmer, who turned 38 last week, made the announcement in an open letter released Tuesday by the Cardinals. Palmer missed the last nine games of what would be his final season with a broken left arm.

 
I have adjusted the above accordingly!
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Re: Speculation on 2018 Free Agents
« Reply #2 on: Jan 6th, 2018, 3:39pm »
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Given the murmurs about Vikings' OC Shurmur's going to Arizona, I have included the Cardinals on my "mildly informed" wish list above for Bradford. I have also added the Vikings for him.
 
In addition, I have added the Eagles as the "2b" option for Jamaal Charles given his having played for HC Doug Pederson.
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Re: Speculation on 2018 Free Agents
« Reply #3 on: Jan 15th, 2018, 3:36pm »
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Here are my guesses of the top free agents:
 
Kirk Cousins - Denver, Cleveland - Living in DC area, the never ending coverage of Kirk is sickening. I think he wants to play in Denver, but the money in Cleveland just may be too tempting.
 
Le'Veon Bell - Pittsburgh tags him again. (will he REALLY turn down 14-15 million dollars and sit out? Me think not!)
 
Allen Robinson - Jax, Buffalo, Oakland I think Jacksonville will do all they can to keep him, but Buffalo needs another receiver
 
Sammy Watkins- Oakland, Washington
 
Paul Richardson- Oakland, Los Angeles Rams
 
Jarvis Landry - San Fran, Cleveland,
 
Case Keenum- This is a tough one. Minnesota, Arizona
 
Teddy Bridgewater- Buffalo, Jacksonville
 
Sam Bradford - Arizona, Buffalo
 
Alex Smith - if released, Washington, Miami   Updated Feb 1-   Got this one right!
 
Josh McCown- Jets as starter, Cowboys backup
 
Isaiah Crowell- Lions, Oakland
 
AJ McCarron - Cincinnatti, Miami,  
 
Dalton - if released from his low cap hit contract- Washington to reunite with Gruden    Updated Feb 1-   Miami, Buffalo
 
Frank Gore- Patriots, Cleveland (they could use his work ethic and leadership)
 
Taylor Gabriel- Oakland, 49ers, Rams
 
 
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Re: Speculation on 2018 Free Agents
« Reply #4 on: Mar 10th, 2018, 11:18pm »
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Besides fantasy football, I am a HUGE Broncos fan (indeed, so much so that I, a Jersey kid, back in the day went all the way out to the University of Denver for college). I say the following with every objective, rational fiber of my being...
 
The direction the Broncos should go in at quarterback in free-agency/the draft is to get... Case Keenum! Compared to Cousins, Keenum can be signed for quite a bit less, like $6-10 million a year less, and for a shorter period of time, like one to three years. This allows them to keep, sign, and draft (at #5) some other players at key positions, and leave the future at QB open such that they can see what they have in Chad Kelly and Paxton Lynch, both of whom it seems to be too early to give up on (in favor of yet another prospect in the draft). And, really, how much of a step down from Cousins is Keenum, not fantasy-, but NFL-wise?
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