Landing Spot: Miami – Miami will need protection on the OL after a porous year up front. Since entering the league in 2013, Terron Armstead has been one the best tackles in the game and is widely considered the best lineman in FA this year. With the second highest cap space in the league at $46.68M, Miami has plenty of room to create a deal that gets them a solidified starter and leaves room to add weapons in the draft.
Landing Spot: Baltimore – Thanks to injuries plaguing the secondary of Baltimore all season long, the team must look to solidify the back end of the defense since they’ve lost Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey. With previous interest in Mathieu back in the FA period of 2019 and up against a tighter cap with only $15.6M in cap space, Matheiu’s addition would provide a veteran presence in a key position, since Baltimore is known to play safeties deep, in the box, and lining up in the nickel, all of which Mathieu has proven capable of.
Landing Spot: Denver – The Denver Broncos will enter the 2022 season with a star QB after trading for Russell Wilson. They will look to bolster their defensive front with the addition of a veteran pass rusher in Chandler Jones. The Chargers are making major improvements to their offense and defense (Mike Williams, JC Jackson and Khalil Mack). In order to compete with the top of the AFC West, the Broncos need to add more pressure on the QB, after finishing 25th in total pressures (285) and 19th in sacks (36.0).
Landing Spot: Philadelphia – Philadelphia has always spent money on the safety position during free agency. Some of their best players at the position from the last decade have come as free agents like Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Anthony Harris, etc. Williams makes the most sense because he creates turnovers (15 INTs in 5 seasons) and has never missed 10 tackles in a season.
Landing Spot: Denver – Miller was traded away from the franchise where he saw 10 seasons of success ending with this past season. He won a Super Bowl with the Rams and now has the opportunity to return to a Super Bowl-caliber team in Denver with Russell Wilson and company. With 9.5 sacks and 19 TFLs last season, Miller is still exceptionally effective off the EDGE for his age.
Landing spot: Raiders — Despite having high draft picks in their secondary with Mullen, Abram and Moehrig, the Raiders could use help on their backend. Coming off an Achilles injuries, Maye will likely sign a 1-year, lower money deal which allows him to hit the market in 2023 after rebounding from major injury. Maye is a talented player who has good ball skills and the ability to cover a lot of space as a FS.
Landing Spot: Denver – With the current roster situation and Russell Wilson now in Denver, one of the team’s only needs is help in the LB room. This puts Wagner on a potential Super Bowl contender pedestal and reunites him with his former teammate. Denver has $23.53M in cap space.
Landing Spot: Cleveland – After the release of Jarvis Landry and the trade for Amari Cooper, the Browns could look to double up on their offseason moves and add Allen Robinson into the slot. Robinson had poor production this past season, with a rotating cast at QB for the Bears with Fields and Dalton. Robinson could step in immediately and fill the inside role for the Browns.
Landing Spot: Los Angeles Rams – Coming off a Super Bowl victory, the Rams will look to upgrade on their defensive backfield and keep key FAs in the building. Gilmore, who is entering his age 32 season and can still play a decently high level, is the perfect target for LAR. While he could cost a decent amount on a short term contract, both Gilmore and the Rams are trying to win now.
Landing Spot: Philadelphia – Schuster is the perfect #2 receiver for the Eagles’ offense and their young rookie DeVonta Smith. Schuster will bring two things to the Eagles: an opening of the middle of the field as defenses try to cover the perimeter and creating more one-on-one opportunities for Smith and himself.