With most of the 2016 NFL free agents locked into new deal (or retired), we'll push ahead to the projected class of 2017, starting with a look at notable offensive players set to hit the open market. We've included current average salaries, our calculated projections for their next contract, and "likely" AAVs based on recent signings and market trends.
Related: View the full list of 2017 NFL Free Agents
It's rare that the quarterback position has ANY notable free agents, but it's arguably the most interesting list heading toward the regular season.
Le'Veon Bell is arguably the top overall player set to hit the open market. A potential suspension and 2015 injury have red flags waving.
Unlike 2016, the 2017 wide receiver free agent list is loaded with names, also including Larry Fitzgerald, Pierre Garcon, Vincent Jackson, Markus Wheaton, and Kendall Wright.
The upcoming free agent tight end class appears to be rather weak, with the exception of Bennett who can play his way toward the highest paid TE mark with a great year in New England.
The Falcons should look to lock in Schraeder to a multi-year deal sooner than later, as he'll max out should he hit the open market.