Top 10 Biggest Losers of the 2021 NFL Free AgencyLet's continue our journey into the free-agent market with teams I felt didn't do a good job building where they needed to. I will talk about the good small portions as well as factor in trade deals as well. To reflect on the thinking moving forward into the 2021 NFL Draft.
Best Moves: Signing Anthony Harris/trading down for extra draft picks
Worst Move: 90% of Howie Roseman's fault approval rating.
Let's see... fired the technically best head coach the team has ever had to win a super bowl. Terrible return deal to dump Carson Wentz to Indy. Refusing to trade Zach Ertz who wants no part of this regime. Would Jason Kelce wanna stick around as the team rebuilds? Philly looks like a team that could finish possibly at the top somewhere. Even with more picks at their disposal. Do you trust the man who killed your golden years with the team?
Well I don't know what to tell ya. They don't have any money because their GM decided to pay wentz 126M guaranteed. Harris was definitely a good signing and they got a lot of o-linemen they lost from injury coming back. Overall I don't see this franchise going anywhere in the next 5-10 years until they completely rebuild or get a new GM. Howie roseman top 5 worst GM in the league.
Best Move: Tagging Allen Robinson
Worst Moves: Signing Andy Dalton/downgraded at Cornerback Bears had a shot at Russell Wilson, and what did they do? They panicked in absolute embarrassment. Instead of taking a rookie QB, they instead immediately sign Andy Dalton. Nearly lost Akiem Hicks, cut Kyler Fuller to have Desmond Trufant to fill in. You wonder why Ryan Pace is a joke. Congratulations you have set up Matt Nagy to fail again. It's looking like making the playoffs was nothing more than what is feeling like a waste of a time season of mediocrity.
Best Move: Signing K.J Wright
Worst Moves: Trading away your top 3 starting offensive lineman
Some signings are fine defensively speaking. On the other hand, trading away your best 3 linemen is quite bold. If you ask me I'm selling on this offense, this thing could be falling off thanks to some ego tripping here by Mike Mayock.
Best Move: Signing Marvin Jones
Worst Moves: The majority of these signings look like huge gambles.
In this rebuild Jacksonville has upon them is one I'd be cautious buying into. One of those red flags being Trent Baalke. It looks like his approach was to sign a lot of castoffs from various teams. Some of these could fit well, while others I'm not entirely sold about. You better give Lawrence all he can because right now this is off to a weary bad start in my view.
Best Move: Replacing Todd Gurley for Mike Davis
Worst move: Not improving/fixing at the guard position
Atlanta is supposedly in a rebuild, but they don't seem to be in any hurry to push out Matt Ryan or even Julio Jones for that matter. I get that this team has the most 1st round picks stashed. Sometimes you gotta make some room to sign players which they just don't seem they'll do. Kudos on getting Mike Davis, but even then being this quiet in free agency doesn't sound very good for Atlanta fans.
Best Move: Tagging Marcus Williams
Worst Move: Capital salary wrecking any chance to maintain the core players on defense.
Drew Bress retired as expected, but what else could happen from there? Well, the table was set for them to fail to keep every player being the worst with their cap situation. Had to choose between Marcus Willaims or Trey Hendrickson. I'd say they made the right call to keep its secondary over the D-line. This will make them zero in on their biggest need between the tackle, or opposite end to Cameron Jordan. Saints are pointing the other way, but unless they do a good enough draft to pick up the pieces.
Best Move: Alualu having sudden second thoughts about leaving.
Worst Move: Retaining JuJu Smith-Schuster
Steelers usually don't do much in free agency. The rare saving grace would be Tyson Alualu pulling a 180 on the Jags. On the other hand, these others moves are just questionable.
Smith-Schuster was hitting the market and decided to stay in Pittsburgh. I would have taken that Baltimore offer. Seeing how deep the receiving core has gotten Juju would be the odd one out not even feeling anything like a WR 1. He is more of a 2 at this rate.
Your riding with Ben Ben one last time, having no intention of drafting a QB. This feels a lot like the Red Wings in my view the way this is moving. Had to cut ties to some quality players on defense and looks like it's all ''crashing down.''
Best Move: Giving Dak the whole kitchen Sink
Worst Move: Lack of help on the aging offensive line
I can't knock them for focusing on improving their defense. Still, made me wonder if that huge payday for Dak may have hurt significantly to improved an O-line that frankly isn't heading into the right direction. Better do well in the draft, you got key difference makers in others areas. Just gotta fill in help (protection) for Dak as the top priority.
Best Move: Signing Kenny Golladay/retaining Leonard Williams
Worst Move: Grabbing unneeded scrubs
I really wanted to rank the Giants higher for some of the oddest risky one-year deals out there. Injured prone John Ross, a 3rd stringer running back from Las Vegas. Signing Mike Glennon, but not trading to get Gardner Minshew? Danny Daimes looks like a bust to me. If your gonna motivate him to redeem himself you bring a guy like that to lit him up like what Green Bay did with Aaron Rogers, and now San Fran is doing with Jimmy G. A lot of questionable signings for sure. Getting the likes of Kenny G, and stamping for Leonard Willaims to stay in full made the most sense. Without these two things happening, they would have had a terrible showing.
Best Moves: Signing Will Fuller/trading down for extra picks.
Worst moves: Backfired/downgraded pickups on the Offensive Line.
If you ask me right now who did the worst in terms of getting much-needed upgrades. AFC East for the most part did a good enough job with what had to be done. Dolphins on the other hand got hit hard when it came for their turn didn't wind their way. Taking a chance on Isaiah Wilson who basically ended his career thanks to character issues. Losing ties to Kyle Van Noy hurts, and to top it off worst you had no answers found between tackle and center. This isn't gonna help Tua get better if his protection is atrocious. They better draft well because Bill Belichick has wowed many so far with what he has done with New England.