With the NFL Playoffs winding down, the offseason is nearly upon the NFL and the start of free agency and the NFL Draft will begin. Teams will have decisions to make on their rosters for next season, whether to cut, sign, or release players to make their roster the way they want it to be.
Here are the top 10 free agents in the 2021 class and my predictions on where they land and how much they will sign for.
QB Dak Prescott
Dallas Cowboys: 5 years, $185 million
The Cowboys lost Prescott for most of the season when he got injured early in the season against the Giants. The Cowboys looked like a completely different team without him and that shows how important he is. His health will be a major concern moving forward, but Dak had proven to be the quarterback for this team and deserves his money.
WR Chris Godwin
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 years, $100 million
Godwin has solidified himself on the Bucs as their number two receiver begins Mike Evans. He deserves every penny for what he does on the field. He may leave to be the new #1 receiver for another team, but the Buccaneers cannot afford to lose him as he is a major part of Tom Brady’s offense.
WR Allen Robinson II
Baltimore Ravens: 5 years, $115 million
The Ravens need a true #1 receiver and Robinson II is that receiver. Lamar Jackson needs more weapons in his offense to make this team a real super bowl contender. Robinson II would play with a better quarterback than Mitchell Trubisky as he will immediately become Lamar’s #1 target on offense.
WR Kenny Golladay
New York Giants: 2 years, $35 million
Golladay has been riddled with injuries the past two seasons and hasn’t been able to showcase his potential when healthy. He established himself as the #1 receiver on the Lions and showed his speed every game. With Golladay, the Giant’s offense would be much better and Daniel Jones will have more weapons to throw to next season.
T Trent Williams
San Francisco 49ers: 4 years, $82 million
The 49ers acquired Williams this past season to be their new left tackle. Williams has always been a great tackle before when we played for Washington. Williams helped solidify the offensive line for the 49ers. Jimmy Garroppolo got injured but Williams still showed that he is one of the best tackles in the game this season.
S Justin Simmons
Denver Broncos: 5 years, $85 million
Simmons has quickly become one of the league’s rising stars with the Broncos. He was franchised tagged the last offseason and was the heart and soul of this defense this year with Von Miller out. The Broncos need to keep Simmons on this team to further their chances to make the playoffs.
S Anthony Harris
Minnesota Vikings: 4 years, $55 million
The Vikings will be looking to boost their defense after a down year this season. Harris and Harrison Smith were a great duo in Minnesota the past years and they will continue to be two of the best players on this team.
LB Lavonte David
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 4 years, $45 million
David has been a staple on this Tampa Bay defense for years. Tampa Bay will need to spend money to keep both Godwin and David, but they should be able to get it done because both of them are stars in the NFL
G Brandon Scherff
New York Jets: 5 years, $75 million
The Jets have a new head coach with Robert Saleh who will transform this team with his coaching. The offensive line has been the Jet’s biggest weakness for years and Scherff would make this line better. Scherff was a pro bowler ever since he was the top guard drafted by Washington. Scherff deserves big money for the work he has done in his career.
DL Leonard Williams
New York Giants: 3 years, $60 million
When the Giants traded for Leonard Williams, the fanbase and media criticized the acquisition. Williams was set to be a free agent the next offseason. The Giants franchised tagged him, paying him $16M for that year. The media shut their mouths when Williams put up 11.5 sacks, a career-high for the former Jet. Bringing him back will keep the continuity on Patrick Graham’s defense for years to come.