Well, it’s that strange time of the year in pro football. It’s the “NFL free agency” period, also known as a time in which teams throw money around like drunken sailors with no regard for common sense. The Packers made some headlines recently when they re-signed Randall Cobb to a four year, 40 million dollar contract. Apparently Cobb had more offers on the table but took less money to stay in Green Bay. So with information, we won’t call that a crazy move by either the Packers nor Randall Cobb. Let’s take a look at some other notable free agents and my prediction for their landing destinations.
Ticket King thought it might be nice to have our favorite sports writer take a moment to comment on one of pro football’s craziest times of the year. Free agent signings are in full swing. Here is “Tim’s take” on some of the highlights.
Andre Johnson– The Texans released longtime fan favorite Andre Johnson. Even though he is old, he may still have something left in the tank. I believe he ends up in New England.
Reggie Wayne– The Colts decided recently to let the last piece from the Peyton Manning era, wide receiver Reggie Wayne, go, after 14 seasons. It is very likely Wayne elects to retire as he is coming off a major injury.
Brian Bulaga– This year’s market for offensive lineman is thin. Still, I expect Bulaga back in Green Bay.
Jeremy Maclin– This is another wide receiver who is an unrestricted free agent. He fits Chip Kelly’s system well. He returns to the Eagles.
Torrey Smith– The Ravens elected not to re-sign Torrey Smith, who was an integral part of their recent Super bowl run. Smith is a younger player who could sign a long term contract with the Colts, and develop a relationship with franchise quarterback Andrew Luck.
Julius Thomas– The Broncos elected not to re-sign one of Peyton Manning’s favorite targets. Thomas is likely headed to Jacksonville.
Bruce Carter– The Cowboys defense needs work. Still, he wasn’t the problem, and a return to Dallas is likely.
Darrell Revis– The Vikings need cornerbacks bad, and if they don’t add another one, they are going to continue to lose divisional games to the Lions and Packers. Revis ends up in Minnesota.