NFL Free Agency: Looking at 10 Potential Free Agent Bargains

March 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Fans and pundits alike knew that free agency in an uncapped year had the potential to be a spending madhouse, and owners have yet to disappoint on that front. In the first week end of free agency, the NFL saw Leonard Weaver become the highest-paid fullback in NFL history, Julius Peppers snag a guaranteed $42m from the Bears, and Nate Burleson—yes, the Nate Burleson who averages 43 catches, 581 yards and a handful of touchdowns per full season—set the bar at receiver with his five-year, $25m deal. So much for a market one NFL executive described as “the old, the injured and the unwanted,” eh? But just because marginal players are getting exorbitant money doesn’t mean that it won’t work the other way around. There are still bargains out there, they just need to be properly indentified and underpaid as such. Before the start of free agency, I identified a list of the Top 5 Potential Free Agent Bargains. Already, two of them are off the board. Whi...

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