While officially the National Football League new year does not start until Wednesday at 3pm – early this week we have seen a great rush at guys agreeing to new deals with new teams. Here is a look at a few of the latest NFL free agency signings in the past few days.
Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
TEASE. We teased you with new guys going to new teams. Except for Drew Brees. The signal caller could have got paid a ton in the open market, he chose to go back to New Orleans. The future Hall of Fame quarterback likes his team coming back, and has enjoyed playing for his head coach Sean Payton. The deal is worth $50 over the next two seasons.
Albert Wilson – Miami Dolphins
The former Kansas City Chiefs receiver was snagged by the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins are in need of receiving help, and they elected to go with Wilson. The team with the Dolphins is worth $24M over the next three seasons.
Star Lotulelei – Buffalo Bills
One of the biggest free agency signings so far is the 14th overall draft pick back in the 2013 draft. Lotulelei was overlooked much of his career in Carolina by his talented teammate Kawann Short. Now, the Buffalo Bills will get his talents, and shore up a weakness they had coming into the off-season.
Sammy Watkins – Kansas City Chiefs
Just think about the talent in that offense now. The Kansas City Chiefs have a new quarterback, they have Tyreke Hill and now they have Sammy Watkins. Mostly known for his time in Buffalo, Watkins went to the postseason a season ago with the Los Angeles Rams. Watkins gets $30M guaranteed from the Chiefs.
Case Keenum – Denver Broncos
Case Keenum is not waiting on the Minnesota Vikings anymore, and the Denver Broncos are not waiting on Kirk Cousins anymore. Keenum took his Minnesota Vikings to the NFC title game a season ago. The 30 year old should be the starting quarterback for John Elway’s team.
Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears
Great signing for the Chicago Bears. Mitchell Trubisky has a legitimate weapon to throw to. The Jaguars will miss Robinson, despite his injuries. The deal for Robinson over the next 3 seasons is worth $42M. The Bears look different, but will they be ready to contend in 2018?
Richard Sherman – San Francisco 49ers
We heard about this over the weekend, and it’s true. Richard Sherman, known for helping bring a Super Bowl title to the Seattle Seahawks is now a member of the San Francisco 49ers. He went to a rival, which is interesting. Sherman was hit own agent, and will take down nearly $39.2M. The defensive stud is coming off a torn Achilles tendon in one leg and a bone spur in another.
There is a look at some of the top free agency signings so far in the National Football League. Stay tuned for more as the official league opens the 2018 season mid week.