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Grading Notable 2018 NFL Free Agents by Team

Grading Notable 2018 NFL Free Agents by Team
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With the 2018 NFL regular season now nearly half complete, we'll take a look back at the free agent season that was. We've identified all free agent contracts of at least $2M from each team, assessing a "Value Level" for each based on $ vs. production. Green is excellent, yellow is average, and red is of course below average. Players with a white rating haven't played more than a handful of snaps, were injured early in the season, have been released, traded, or retired. Keep the conversation going @spotrac

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The Cardinals made three notable moves in free agency in Bradford, Pugh, and Smith. While the latter in Andre Smith has been an adequate right tackle for Arizona this year, Pugh and Bradford have both well under-performed their new money. Based on substantial per-game-active bonuses, Bradford has been deactivated since week 4 and will remain that way barring an injury. In Glennon, the Cardinals were clearly trying to protect themselves based on Bradford's injury history, and a rookie in Josh Rosen, but the price tag is way too high for a #3.
Value
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Sam Bradford QB 30 1 $20,000,000 $20,000,000
Justin Pugh OG 28 5 $44,775,000 $8,955,000
Andre Smith OT 31 2 $8,000,000 $4,000,000
Mike Glennon QB 28 2 $8,000,000 $4,000,000
Josh Bynes ILB 29 3 $5,575,000 $1,858,333
Tre Boston FS 26 1 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Much of the Falcons offseason dollars went into extending QB Matt Ryan, while the starting roster was otherwise fairly intact from a successful 2017. For the most part, free agent signings were small and for depth purposes, and with a slew of injuries on the defensive side of the ball, many of these players have been thrust into starting roles now.
Value
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Brandon Fusco OG 30 3 $12,750,000 $4,250,000
Derrick Shelby DE 29 1 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Justin Bethel CB 28 1 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Terrell McClain DT 30 1 $1,525,000 $1,525,000
Baltimore didn't exactly make a splash last March, and their moves were directed at one area - pass catchers for Joe Flacco. Crabtree has been a disappointment, and certainly isn't holding up to a $8M he's earning this year, but Brown has been a pleasant surprise and a much needed down the field presence for this Ravens team.
Value
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
 Michael Crabtree WR 30 3 $21,000,000 $7,000,000
John Brown WR 28 1 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
The Bills defense were a major reason why they were able to end a 17-year playoff drought in 2017, which makes it a little strange that the bulk of their free agent dollars last March went into bringing in new defensive players, while keeping nearly all of last year's squad intact. Lotulelei's 5 year contract is 2 years more than any other defensive tackle received, and his $18.5M guaranteed leads all DTs by $4.5M. The majority of d-linemen signed in 2018 received 1 year deals, or 2 year deals that most likely will equate to one. One of the Bills' better value signings was an early one in RB Chris Ivory, who's proven to be a nice complement to LeSean McCoy, & a worthy replacement during his injuries.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Star Lotulelei DT 28 5 $50,000,000 $10,000,000
Trent Murphy DE 27 3 $22,500,000 $7,500,000
A.J. McCarron QB 27 2 $10,000,000 $5,000,000
Kyle Williams DT 35 1 $5,500,000 $5,500,000
Chris Ivory RB 30 2 $5,500,000 $2,750,000
Russell Bodine OC 26 2 $5,000,000 $2,500,000
Rafael Bush FS 31 2 $3,500,000 $1,750,000
Carolina made a lot of small-risk signings last spring in Anderson, Wright, and even Peppers, and haven't gotten much back in return - though of that group, 38 year old Peppers still shows signs of producing, amazingly. The Panthers' big signing, Dontari Poe away from Kansas City just hasn't been able to find footing yet, posting just 7 tackles, 0 sacks, and 0 turnovers in some 230 snaps.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Dontari Poe DT 28 3 $28,000,000 $9,333,333
Julius Peppers DE 38 1 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Ross Cockrell CB 27 2 $6,600,000 $3,300,000
Da'Norris Searcy SS 29 2 $5,700,000 $2,850,000
Jarius Wright WR 28 3 $7,500,000 $2,500,000
C.J. Anderson RB 27 1 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
The Bears ramped up financially last year in order to be able to spend a little bigger in 2018, and they did so with what appears to be a decent amount of success thus far. Robinson has for sure been the low point, having missed a few games to injury, and hauling in less than 60% of his targets to date. Trey Burton has been nearly as advertised though, coming over from a strong run with the Eagles, while the decision to bring back Amukamara in the secondary was also the right call. The 29 year old is a Top-15 ranked CB according to PFF through 8 weeks.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Allen Robinson WR 25 3 $42,000,000 $14,000,000
Prince Amukamara CB 29 3 $27,000,000 $9,000,000
Trey Burton TE 26 4 $32,000,000 $8,000,000
Taylor Gabriel WR 27 4 $26,000,000 $6,500,000
Aaron Lynch DE 25 1 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Cody Parkey K 25 4 $15,000,000 $3,750,000
It's tough to blame the Bengals for bringing back Eifert for another shot, and he was giving them above average production prior to his season-ending injury. While none of these signings made too much of a dent financially, it doesn't appear any are going to work out either, and certainly not with value.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Tyler Eifert TE 27 1 $5,500,000 $5,500,000
Preston Brown ILB 25 1 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Chris Baker DT 30 1 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
 Kevin Huber P 33 3 $7,950,000 $2,650,000
The Browns essentially had unlimited cap funds to work with this offseason, and brought in a number of players from a variety of outlets (signings, trades, draft, etc...) When speaking in terms of value, it doesn't appear that Cleveland struck gold on anyone just yet, though Travis Carrie is posting above average production on the field through half a year. In similar fashion to the Cardinals' with Mike Glennon, it's understandable for the Browns to overprotect themselves at the QB position in bringing in both Tyrod Taylor & Drew Stanton, but a $3.25M cap figure for a player who was very unlikely to touch the field this year seems a bit much.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Travis Carrie CB 28 4 $31,000,000 $7,750,000
Chris Hubbard OT 27 5 $36,500,000 $7,300,000
Carlos Hyde RB 26 3 $15,250,000 $5,083,333
Darren Fells TE 32 3 $12,000,000 $4,000,000
Chris Smith DE 30 3 $12,000,000 $4,000,000
E.J. Gaines CB 26 1 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Terrance Mitchell CB 26 3 $10,000,000 $3,333,333
Drew Stanton QB 34 2 $6,500,000 $3,250,000
Donald Stephenson OT 29 1 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Dallas clearly didn't do enough to account for the losses of Dez Bryant & Jason Witten this summer, as Allen Hurns has been nealry non-existent, and Deonte Thompson has been nothing more than a 4th option most weeks. It's a big final 9 weeks for the Cowboys who might be poised to rip the offense up completely if the wheels fall off.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Allen Hurns WR 26 2 $12,000,000 $6,000,000
Cameron Fleming OT 25 1 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Deonte Thompson WR 29 1 $1,800,000 $1,800,000
Kony Ealy DT 26 1 $1,250,000 $1,250,000
Joe Looney OG 28 2 $2,100,000 $1,050,000
The Broncos had one position in mind to upgrade this free agency, and that was the QB. Unfortunately the Case Keenum era hasn't exactly gone as planned to date, as the 30 year old has 10 TDs 10 INTs & an 82 passer rating through 8 weeks.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Case Keenum QB 30 2 $36,000,000 $18,000,000
Todd Davis ILB 26 3 $15,000,000 $5,000,000
Tramaine Brock CB 30 1 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Marquette King P 29 3 $6,000,000 $2,000,000
Billy Turner OG 26 1 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Of all the moves the Lions made last spring, the one they probably most regret it the franchise tag to Ezekiel Ansah, who's taken just 19 snaps in 2018 on a $17.1M salary. For the most part, the free agents have been "ok values", as in most cases these players were signed for depth.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Devon Kennard OLB 27 3 $17,250,000 $5,750,000
Nevin Lawson CB 27 2 $9,200,000 $4,600,000
Tavon Wilson SS 28 2 $7,000,000 $3,500,000
Deshawn Shead FS 30 1 $3,350,000 $3,350,000
Christian Jones ILB 27 2 $6,350,000 $3,175,000
Kenny Wiggins OG 30 2 $5,000,000 $2,500,000
Luke Willson TE 28 1 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
LeGarrette Blount RB 31 1 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Ted Thompson spent 10 years avoiding free agency, and now new GM Brian Guteknust might no why. Graham has been "OK" in terms of production, but nowhere near a $10M price tag. The same goes for Tramon Williams in the secondary, who ranks nearly last among starting CBs in the league according to PFF.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Jimmy Graham TE 31 3 $30,000,000 $10,000,000
Tramon Williams CB 35 2 $10,000,000 $5,000,000
Muhammad Wilkerson DT 29 1 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Marcedes Lewis TE 34 1 $2,100,000 $2,100,000
Byron Bell OT 29 1 $1,600,000 $1,600,000
The Texans were one of the more agressive teams this free agent season, and in doing so, overpaid a bit for a few of their pieces. Colvin is one of the lowest-rated CBs in the league right now, while Fulton has been just OK since coming over from KC.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Aaron Colvin CB 26 4 $34,000,000 $8,500,000
Zach Fulton OG 26 4 $28,000,000 $7,000,000
Tyrann Mathieu FS 26 1 $7,000,000 $7,000,000
Johnathan Joseph CB 34 2 $10,000,000 $5,000,000
Senio Kelemete OG 28 3 $12,000,000 $4,000,000
Seantrel Henderson OT 26 1 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Johnson Bademosi CB 28 2 $6,250,000 $3,125,000
Kayvon Webster CB 27 1 $2,250,000 $2,250,000
Bruce Ellington WR 27 1 $1,250,000 $1,250,000
By far one of the most successful free agent classes in the league, the Colts took a few low-risk moves on bringing in Ebron & Grant to add weapons for luck, and both have been effective. Denico Autry has been one of the more productive edge defenders in the game, and Matt Slauson has been another positive piece to a finally improved offensive line.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Eric Ebron TE 25 2 $13,000,000 $6,500,000
Denico Autry DE 28 3 $17,800,000 $5,933,333
Ryan Grant WR 27 1 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Austin Howard OT 31 1 $3,750,000 $3,750,000
Matt Slauson OG 32 1 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Pierre Desir CB 27 1 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Much is being made about Blake Bortles' performance, but the Jags didn't do many favors this offseason. Norwell was given big money to shore up the left side of the line, and he's been below average at best. Moncrief, Seferian-Jenkins & Paul was Jacksonville's way of bargain-shopping for weapons this spring, and it hasn't panned out.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Andrew Norwell OG 26 5 $66,500,000 $13,300,000
Donte Moncrief WR 25 1 $9,600,000 $9,600,000
Marqise Lee WR 26 4 $34,000,000 $8,500,000
D.J. Hayden CB 28 3 $19,000,000 $6,333,333
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE 25 2 $10,500,000 $5,250,000
Lerentee McCray OLB 28 2 $5,500,000 $2,750,000
Cody Davis FS 29 2 $5,250,000 $2,625,000
Niles Paul TE 29 2 $4,750,000 $2,375,000
Watkins will never be asked to produce enough to be a great "value" but he's been exactly what the Chiefs have needed him to be thus far in 2018. The Anthony Hitchens deal will be a problem for KC, who has been trying to reduce defensive dead weight for years now. His cap hit rises to $9.5M next year, which will be tough to swallow based on his lack of production in 2018.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
 Sammy Watkins WR 25 3 $48,000,000 $16,000,000
Anthony Hitchens ILB 26 5 $45,000,000 $9,000,000
Xavier Williams DT 26 2 $5,050,000 $2,525,000
Dustin Colquitt P 36 3 $7,500,000 $2,500,000
Orlando Scandrick CB 31 1 $1,415,000 $1,415,000
Another somewhat simple but succesful free agent offseason for the Chargers, who continue to slowly build a really nice team around Philip Rivers, but can't seem to string together enough wins in spite of it. Pouncey & Schofield are Top 10-rated lineman in their respective positions, while Adrian Phillips has been thrust into a starting role due to injury and is holding down the fort admirably.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Mike Pouncey OC 29 2 $15,000,000 $7,500,000
Virgil Green TE 30 3 $8,600,000 $2,866,666
Michael Schofield OG 27 2 $5,000,000 $2,500,000
Antonio Gates TE 38 1 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Adrian Phillips FS 26 1 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Caleb Sturgis K 29 2 $4,450,000 $2,225,000
The rich got richer both in free agency, and at the trade deadline, and it all appears to be working for the Rams. Ndamukong Suh is the highest paid DT in the league, but still a good value, while Robey-Coleman was added as a depth piece for the secondary, and has been a vital fill in for injuries throughout the year.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Ndamukong Suh DT 31 1 $14,000,000 $14,000,000
John Sullivan OC 33 2 $10,750,000 $5,375,000
Nickell Robey-Coleman CB 26 3 $15,675,000 $5,225,000
Dominique Easley DT 25 1 $1,850,000 $1,850,000
Miami tried to ramp up their offensive weapons in 2018 to complement the return of Tannehill and potential breakout year of Kenyon Drake, but injuries have piled on this team all year. Wilson has been one of the bigger surprises in the league, but finds himself on the IR now, while Frank Gore has turned back time with as a Top 10 rated RB, on a veteran minimum salary. Amendola at $6M was always going to be a tough value for a 4th-option role.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Albert Wilson WR 26 3 $24,000,000 $8,000,000
Josh Sitton OG 32 2 $13,500,000 $6,750,000
Danny Amendola WR 32 2 $12,000,000 $6,000,000
William Hayes DE 33 1 $4,050,000 $4,050,000
Frank Gore RB 35 1 $1,105,000 $1,105,000
Kirk Cousins is still Kirk Cousins, whether he's being paid $19M or $28M. The Vikings have been a bit of a disappointment across the board, and injuries to Cook and the secondary haven't helped. A return to form from Everson Griffen should benefit Sheldon Richardson through the rest of the year.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Kirk Cousins QB 30 3 $84,000,000 $28,000,000
Sheldon Richardson DT 27 1 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
Dan Bailey K 30 1 $1,983,000 $1,983,000
Tom Johnson DT 34 1 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
The Patriots almost never overpay for anyone, so finding a bad value on this team will be a tough task. Obviously the Pats plan was to rely a bit more on Rex Burkhead this year, as the $3.25M salary reflects. But injuries to he and Jeremy Hill forced New England to change course early in 2018. They've since recovered just fine...
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Adrian Clayborn DE 30 2 $10,000,000 $5,000,000
Rex Burkhead RB 28 3 $9,750,000 $3,250,000
Matthew Slater S/T 32 2 $5,200,000 $2,600,000
Eric Decker WR 31 1 $1,900,000 $1,900,000
LaAdrian Waddle OT 27 1 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Jeremy Hill RB 25 1 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Jordan Matthews WR 26 1 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
There was a legitimate question mark surrounding Brees' future in New Orleans before 2018. His new deal all but locks him in through 2019 now though. While the Saints are legitimate contenders, financially they might be headed for a bit of trouble. Their offensive weapons are all on rookie wages, and the dollars they've invested into the defensive side of the ball haven't exactly been paying dividends. With limited cap space and a number of free agents next spring, it might be tough to keep things intact.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Drew Brees QB 39 2 $50,000,000 $25,000,000
Demario Davis OLB 29 3 $24,000,000 $8,000,000
Kurt Coleman FS 30 3 $16,350,000 $5,450,000
Patrick Robinson CB 30 4 $20,000,000 $5,000,000
Alex Okafor DE 27 2 $6,787,500 $3,393,750
Benjamin Watson TE 37 1 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
The Giants seemingly did everything right on paper to be legitimate contenders in 2018. They drafted an all-world playmaker in Barkley, locked in Beckham Jr., and paid big money to shoring up the O-Line in front of Eli. Unfortunately that offensive line, and Eli, have been all-world bad through the first half of 2018. Look for a bigtime sell-off from this team come March.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Nate Solder OT 30 4 $62,000,000 $15,500,000
Patrick Omameh OG 28 3 $15,000,000 $5,000,000
Kareem Martin OLB 26 3 $15,000,000 $5,000,000
Jonathan Stewart RB 31 2 $6,800,000 $3,400,000
Cody Latimer WR 26 1 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Michael Thomas FS 29 2 $4,000,000 $2,000,000
Connor Barwin OLB 31 2 $3,500,000 $1,750,000
Russell Shepard WR 27 1 $1,250,000 $1,250,000
Kerry Wynn DE 27 1 $1,250,000 $1,250,000
The Jets had a plethora of cap space heading into free agency, and overpaid as needed to bring in the types of players they felt were necessary to take the next step out of their rebuild. Trumaine Johnson's health has kept him from panning out just yet, and Spencer Long hasn't been an upgrade at all to the center position. But the real question was the need to lock in McCown to a fully guaranteed $10M salary on the first day of free agency, knowing there was a great chance he'd never play a down for you in 2018. It's $5M more that they could have for next year.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Trumaine Johnson CB 28 5 $72,500,000 $14,500,000
Josh McCown QB 39 1 $10,000,000 $10,000,000
Avery Williamson ILB 26 3 $22,500,000 $7,500,000
Morris Claiborne CB 28 1 $7,000,000 $7,000,000
Spencer Long OC 27 4 $27,400,000 $6,850,000
Teddy Bridgewater QB 26 1 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Isaiah Crowell RB 25 3 $12,000,000 $4,000,000
Mike Pennel DE 27 3 $10,500,000 $3,500,000
Kevin Pierre-Louis OLB 24 2 $5,250,000 $2,625,000
Benjamin Ijalana OT 29 1 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Terrence Brooks FS 26 2 $4,000,000 $2,000,000
Brandon Copeland DE 27 1 $1,200,000 $1,200,000
Oakland had to cut it's secondary after years of under-production, and made some sensible signings to fill in those blanks. Jordy Nelson at $7M+ was an overpay at the time, but now in hindsight with the trades they've made, his role should increase to where that value equals out. The Raiders added a ton of low-risk depth pieces, and shopped away most of their notable players not too much later down the road. It's possible this team is completely stripped down next March, including at the QB position.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Jordy Nelson WR 33 2 $14,200,000 $7,100,000
Tahir Whitehead OLB 28 3 $19,000,000 $6,333,333
Rashaan Melvin CB 28 1 $5,500,000 $5,500,000
Marcus Gilchrist SS 29 1 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Breno Giacomini OT 32 1 $3,015,000 $3,015,000
Lee Smith TE 30 3 $9,000,000 $3,000,000
Reggie Nelson FS 34 1 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Johnathan Hankins DT 26 1 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Clinton McDonald DT 31 1 $1,950,000 $1,950,000
Derek Carrier TE 28 3 $5,550,000 $1,850,000
Brandon LaFell WR 31 1 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Keith Smith FB 26 2 $3,000,000 $1,500,000
Derrick Johnson ILB 35 1 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
The defending champs didn't need to do a whole lot to keep things together, but what they did was calculated, and fairly low-risk. Bringing back Bradham on what really amounts to a 2 year deal was important in a division that relies a lot on the run game and the use of the TE (both areas that Bradham is built to cover).
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Nigel Bradham OLB 28 5 $40,000,000 $8,000,000
Mike Wallace WR 32 1 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Haloti Ngata DT 34 1 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Corey Graham FS 33 1 $1,715,000 $1,715,000
Darren Sproles RB 35 1 $1,400,000 $1,400,000
Pittsburgh simply didn't have the cap space to make much of a dent, and in turn spent most of March letting go of pieces rather than adding. Burnett was a much needed addition to the secondary, but has only seen action in 3 games. There's a chance he becomes a real value at less than $5M.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Morgan Burnett SS 29 3 $14,350,000 $4,783,333
Jon Bostic ILB 27 2 $4,000,000 $2,000,000
Injuries have been the story in San Francisco, as McKinnon, Cooper, Sherman, and of course Garoppolo have all missed significant time already. Toss in a really bad start for new center Richburg and this class appears to be a bit of a bust right now.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Weston Richburg OC 27 5 $47,500,000 $9,500,000
Richard Sherman CB 30 3 $27,150,000 $9,050,000
Jerick McKinnon RB 26 4 $30,000,000 $7,500,000
Jonathan Cooper OG 28 1 $4,950,000 $4,950,000
Brock Coyle OLB 27 3 $8,400,000 $2,800,000
The Seahawks have surprised many by hanging around in the NFC through 8 weeks, and they've done so with a lot of new characters in the mix. The Legion of Boom is all but gone now, but inexpensive, low-risk depth signings have really picked up the slack in a lot of areas. Russell Wilson will get another weapon back in Ed Dickson for the 2nd half of the year, which gives them a real chance at sticking in contention.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Ed Dickson TE 31 3 $10,700,000 $3,566,667
Barkevious Mingo OLB 27 2 $6,800,000 $3,400,000
Jaron Brown WR 28 2 $5,500,000 $2,750,000
 Shamar Stephen DT 27 1 $2,100,000 $2,100,000
Sebastian Janikowski K 40 1 $2,015,000 $2,015,000
Byron Maxwell CB 30 1 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
J.R. Sweezy OG 29 1 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
D.J. Fluker OG 27 1 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
The Bucs season appears to be getting worse and worse with every passing week. With former #1 pick Jameis Winston now riding the pine, a quiet trade deadline, and bust values from every single free agent this past March, it might be tough times for Tampa Bay heading into 2019.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Ryan Jensen OC 27 4 $42,000,000 $10,500,000
Vinny Curry DE 30 3 $23,000,000 $7,666,666
Beau Allen DY 26 3 $15,000,000 $5,000,000
Mitch Unrein DE 31 3 $10,500,000 $3,500,000
Chandler Catanzaro K 27 3 $9,750,000 $3,250,000
The Titans were a sleeper favorite for a lot of experts heading into 2018, but a lack of consistency still haunts this offense, starting with QB Mariota. Many thought the integration of a speedster like Dion Lewis into the fold would really help this team generate more points, while conversely the splash signing of Butler to reunite with Logan Ryan in the secondary would help keep them in games. But butler, and interior linemen DaQuan Jones have been busts to start the year.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Malcolm Butler CB 28 5 $61,250,000 $12,250,000
DaQuan Jones DT 26 3 $21,000,000 $7,000,000
Josh Kline OG 28 4 $26,500,000 $6,625,000
Dion Lewis RB 27 4 $19,800,000 $4,950,000
Bennie Logan DT 28 1 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
 Kenny Vaccaro SS 27 1 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
The Redskins' made their big move prior to the league year, bringing in QB Alex Smith & handing him an impactful extension to be the next leader of this franchise. The result has been a push to first place in the NFC East, largely due to a second-wind from 33 year old Adrian Peterson in 2018. Washington's receiving core, including Jordan Reed, haven't come close to their potential yet this year, and will need to to keep this team in contention through the winter.
VALUE
LEVEL
Player Pos. Age Contract Avg. Salary
Paul Richardson WR 26 5 $40,000,000 $8,000,000
Zach Brown ILB 28 3 $21,000,000 $7,000,000
Pernell McPhee OLB 29 1 $1,800,000 $1,800,000
Shawn Lauvao OG 30 1 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Adrian Peterson RB 33 1 $1,015,000 $1,015,000
 
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