During the course season, NFL players receive installments of their base or "Paragraph 5" salary. Under the new CBA, the period over which the players receive these installments are increased significantly.
Unlike its NBA and MLB counterparts, NFL contracts are not guaranteed unless specified. This article explores the three types of guaranteed money (skill, cap, injury).
Landon Collins Age: 25 Height: 6-0 Weight: 218 Experience: 4 seasons Potential Suitors: Colts, Chiefs, Cowboys Redskins, Buccaneers, Saints, Giants Free Agent Profile Potential Team Perspective Landon Collins is an impact player at the safety position. A disruptive presence in the run game, Collins is better playing forward than he is backward. In today’s NFL,... Continue Reading →
Le’Veon Bell Age: 27 Height: 6-1 Weight: 225 Experience: 5 seasons Potential Suitors: Jets, Colts, Eagles, Buccaneers, Raiders, Texans Profile The biggest name in the 2019 free agent class, Le’Veon Bell is, in his own words, “Free at last.” After playing the 2017 season on the franchise tag and sitting out the 2018 season because... Continue Reading →
Earl Thomas Age: 29 Height: 5-10 Weight: 202 Experience: 9 seasons Potential Suitors: Cowboys, Chargers, Chiefs, 49ers, Packers, Falcons Free Agent Profile Instincts. Range. Ball skills. Centerfielder. Enforcer. Earl Thomas is all of it wrapped into a 5-10 frame. One of the best safeties of his era, Thomas is the only player with 25+ interceptions... Continue Reading →
Odell Beckham Jr. Measureables Height: 5-11 Weight: 198 Age: 25 Experience: 4 seasons Accolades: 3-Time Pro Bowler New York Giants Projected 2018 Cap Space: $6.4M (per OverTheCap.com) Profile Odell Beckham Jr. is a game changer for an offense and a franchise. As the son of a former LSU football player and a track athlete, Beckham’s an... Continue Reading →
Jimmy Graham Measureables Height: 6-7 Weight: 260 Age: 31 Experience: 8 seasons Status: Unrestricted Free Agent 5-Time Pro Bowler, 1-Time 1st-Team All-Pro Jimmy Graham Profile Graham hasn’t been the centerpiece of an offense that he was in New Orleans earlier in his career. He’s still one of the most dangerous weapons at the tight end... Continue Reading →
Below is a brief history of free agency, and at times the lack thereof, in the NFL. The Reserve Rule (1920-1946) The reserve rule allowed teams with right to resign a player in perpetuity. Players could not move on to another team by choice. Players really had three options: play for the same team, get... Continue Reading →
Malcolm Butler Measureables Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 Age: 27 Experience: 4 seasons Status: Unrestricted Free Agent Malcolm Butler Profile In Super Bowl XLIX, Butler made a play that would change his life forever. In Super Bowl 52, Butler became a major narrative for not playing a single defensive snap. Butler had played the most snaps... Continue Reading →
Aaron Donald missed Week 1 last season over a contract dispute. Could he soon be the NFL highest-paid defensive player?