NFL Free Agent Tracker 2020: Top 40 Free Agents + Best Team Fit Analysis

The NFL offseason can be a bit quiet in comparison to other sports, with trades being limited and free agents tending to stick where they are. However, this year looks to be different. We have some big names, and a lot of quarterbacks possibly on the move. They will have to prove they have something left, but Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, and Drew Brees are all up for grabs. The Cowboys will also have their passing offense up for free agency with Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper. Jerry Jones will have some decisions to make.

2020 NFL Free Agent Signings

Amari Cooper – Dallas Cowboys – 5 Years $100 Million
Byron Jones – Miami Dolphins – 5 Years $82.5 Million
Robert Quinn – Chicago Bears – 5 Years $70 Million
Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers – 3 Years $63 Million
Andrus Peat – New Orleans Saints – 5 Years $57.5 Million
Joe Schobert – Jacksonville Jaguars – 5 Years $53.75 Million
D.J. Reader – Cincinnati Bengals – 4 Years $53 Million
Kyle Van Noy – Miami Dolphins – 4 Years $51 Million
Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 2 Years $50 Million
Dante Fowler Jr. – Atlanta Falcons – 3 Years $48 Million
Halapoulivaati Vaitai – Detroit Lions – 5 Years $45 Million
James Bradberry – New York Giants – 3 Years $45 Million
Graham Glasgow – Denver Broncos – 4 Years $44 Million
Trae Waynes – Cincinnati Bengals – 3 Years $42 Million
Jack Conklin – Cleveland Browns – 3 Years $42 Million
Austin Hooper – Cleveland Browns – 4 Years $42 Million
Kendall Fuller – Washington Redskins – 4 Years $40 Million
Javon Hargrave – Philadelphia Eagles – 3 Years $39 Million
Cory Littleton – Las Vegas Raiders – 3 Years $35.25 Million
Malcolm Jenkins – New Orleans Saints – 4 Years $32 Million
Blake Martinez – New York Giants – 3 Years $30.75 Million
Mario Addison – Buffalo Bills – 3 Years $30.45 Million
Andrew Whitworth – Los Angeles Rams – 3 Years $30 Million
Jordan Phillips – Arizona Cardinals – 3 Years $30 Million
Jamie Collins – Detroit Lions – 3 Years $30 Million
George Fant – New York Jets – 3 Years $30 Million
Bryan Bulaga – Los Angeles Chargers – 3 Years $30 Million
Shaq Lawson – Miami Dolphins – 3 Years $30 Million
Ereck Flowers – Miami Dolphins – 3 Years $30 Million
Jimmie Ward – San Francisco 49ers – 3 Years $28.5 Million
Michael Pierce – Minnesota Vikings – 3 Years $27 Million
Connor McGovern – New York Jets – 3 Years $27 Million
Randall Cobb – Houston Texans – 3 Years $27 Million
Carl Nassib – Las Vegas Raiders – 3 Years $25 Million
Philip Rivers – Indianapolis Colts – 1 Year $25 Million
Michael Brockers – Los Angeles Rams – 3 Years $24 Million
Nick Kwiatkowski – Las Vegas Raiders – 3 Years $21 Million
Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers – 2 Years $20 Million
Devon Kennard – Detroit Lions – 3 Years $20 Million
Desmond Trufant – Detroit Lions – 2 Years $21 Million
Chris Harris – Los Angeles Chargers – 2 Years $20 Million
Gerald McCoy – Dallas Cowboys – 3 Years $18.3 Million
Vonn Bell – Cincinnati Bengals – 3 Years $18 Million
Rodney Gunter – Jacksonville Jaguars – 3 Years $18 Million
Case Keenum – Cleveland Browns – 3 Years $18 Million
Eric Murray – Houston Texans – 3 Years $18 Million
A.J. Klein – Buffalo Bills – 3 Years $18 Million
A’Shawn Robinson – Los Angeles Rams – 2 Years $17 Million
Marcus Mariota – Las Vegas Raiders – 2 Years $17.6 Million
Linval Joseph – Los Angeles Chargers – 2 Years $17 Million
Emmanuel Sanders – New Orleans Saints – 2 Years $16 Million
Melvin Gordon – Denver Broncos – 2 Years $16 Million
Jimmy Graham – Chicago Bears – 2 Years $16 Million
Anthony Brown – Dallas Cowboys – 3 Years $15.5 Million
Emmanuel Ogbah – Miami Dolphins – 2 Years $15 Million
Vernon Butler – Buffalo Bills – 2 Years $15 Million
Quinton Jeferson – Buffalo Bills – 2 Years $13.5 Million
Darqueze Dennard – Jacksonville Jaguars – 2 Years $13.5 Million
Chase Daniel – Detroit Lions – 3 Years $13.05 Million
Christian Kirksey – Green Bay Packers – 2 Years $13 Million
Vic Beasley – Tennessee Titans – 1 Year $12 Million
Eric Ebron – Pittsburgh Steelers – 2 Years $12 Million
Ricky Wagner – Green Bay Packers – 2 Years $11 Million
Greg Van Roten – New York Jets – 3 Years $10.5 Million
Dan Bailey – Minnesota Vikings – 3 Years $10 Million
Xavier Su’a-Filo – Cincinnati Bengals – 3 Years $10 Million
Jordan Howard – Miami Dolphins – 2 Years $10 Million
Leonard Floyd – Los Angeles Rams – 1 Year $10 Million
Nick Williams – Detroit Lions – 2 Years $10 Million
Derek Watt – Pittsburgh Steelers – 3 Years $9.75 Million
Vic Beasley – Tennessee Titans – 1 Year $9.5 Million
Tyler Eifert – Jacksonville Jaguars – 2 Years $9.5 Million
Brandon Shell – Seattle Seahawks – 2 Years $9 Million
Danny Shelton – Detroit Lions – 2 Years $8 Million
B.J. Finney – Seattle Seahawks – 2 Years $8 Million
Justin Burris – Carolina Panthers – 2 Years $8 Million
Ndamukong Suh – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 1 Year $8 Million
Breshad Perriman – New York Jets – 1 Year $8 Million
Greg Zuerlein – Dallas Cowboys – 3 Years $7.5 Million
Tyler Matakevich – Buffalo Bills – 2 Years $7.1 Million
Sam Martin – Denver Broncos – 3 Years $7.05 Million
Beau Allen – New England Patriots – 2 Years $7 Million
Greg Olsen – Seattle Seahawks – 1 Year $7 Million
Todd Gurley – Atlanta Falcons – 1 Year $6 Million
De’Vondre Campbell – Arizona Cardinals – 1 Year $6 Million
Jeff Heath – Las Vegas Raiders – 2 Years $6 Million
Adrian Phillips – New England Patriots – 2 Years $6 Million
Josh Norman – Buffalo Bills – 1 Year $6 Million
Jason Witten – Las Vegas Raiders – 1 Year $4 Million
HaHa Clinton-Dix – Dallas Cowboys – 1 Year $4 Million
Ronald Darby – Washington Redskins – 1 Year $4 Million
Jimmy Smith – Baltimore Ravens – 1 Year $3.5 Million
Cameron Fleming – New York Giants – 1 Year $3.5 Million
Thomas Davis – Washington Redskins – 1 Year $3.5 Million
Devin Funchess – Green Bay Packers – 1 Year $2.5 Million
Tahir Whitehead – Carolina Panthers – 1 Year $2.5 Million
Demetrius Harris – Chicago Bears – 1 Year $1.65 Million
Joe Flacco – New York Jets- 1 Year $1.5 Million
Jameis Winston – New Orleans Saints – 1 Year $1.1 Million

Top Ten Free Agents

1. Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott is coming off an excellent season with Dallas, throwing for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns. In his four year career he has over 1,000 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns. I doubt the Cowboys let Prescott walk, although after paying Ezekiel Elliott and also needing to pay Amari Cooper, this is quite a trio to devote a ton of money towards. Dallas would take a step backward letting him go, and needing to fill the position.

2. Amari Cooper

In 25 games with Dallas, Amari Cooper evolved into the receiver we thought he would be. He has 132 receptions, 1,914 receiving yards, and 14 touchdowns. He finished his first full year with Dallas, putting up a 79-1189-8 line. There are quite a few teams in need of a star wideout, like Indianapolis and Green Bay. Dallas has a franchise tag option to use on one of the two names, but paying both is on their checklist. If Cooper gets out to free agency, teams will be knocking at the door.

3. Chris Jones

Any team in need of a tremendous pass rusher, Chris Jones is going to be the name to back up the Brinks truck to. He locks up the middle of your offensive line, and has had nearly 25 sacks in the last two seasons. Arizona, Indianapolis, Tampa Bay, and Carolina are a few names that come to mind in teams of need of a steady defensive tackle. Jones was holding out last offseason and came back to play. He wants to be paid, and Kansas City would have to budge if he returned.

4. Shaq Barrett

Bruce Arians has already come out and said Shaq Barrett isn’t going anywhere. 2019 was a breakout year for the linebacker, who had 58 total tackles and 19.5 sacks. The major breakout is a small sample size that came at the right time. Tampa Bay needs to keep Barrett who also added to why they were one of the top run defenses. If they can address the secondary, the front seven is already syncing together.

5. Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill led the Tennessee Titans to a playoff spot, and then to the AFC Conference round. He played extremely well, although got some major help from Derrick Henry. Tennessee will be looking to have Tannehill return, but could a team toss out a hefty contact to land him? Carolina and Chicago are two teams in need of upgraded quarterback play and have good weapons around already.

6. Jadeveon Clowney

After not landing a deal with Houston, he played 13 games in Seattle, and made an instant impact. Washington, New York, Miami, and Detroit are a few teams in desperate need of getting to the quarterback, and have some money to spend as well. It is unlikely that Seattle brings him back on the money he is going to want, leaving the door open for other teams to jump in.

7. Yannick Ngakoue

The former third-round pick, Yannick Ngakoue has been one of the most consistent edge rushers in the game. He has 37.5 sacks over the first four seasons and 14 forced fumbles. We can point to the same names above as teams in need of a defensive end. Dallas needs a big time playmaker on the edge as well, but how much money will they throw around for their immediate needs already.

8. Justin Simmons

Justin Simmons is going to be a restricted free agent, and there is a chance he returns to Denver on a franchise tag. It is going to be a costly return regardless, but New York Giants, Washington, Carolina, and Cleveland are a few places in need of a of a safety that is a game changer. Simmons had four interceptions this past year, and has 11 over his career.

9. Tom Brady

I would be shocked to see Tom Brady leave New England, when the simple fix is to get him some help instead. The Patriots certainly need to be looking towards the future, but this system can still dominate with Brady at the helm. It would be tough to see Brady playing away from Bill Belichick and in a new system. Look for Brady to return to New England at least for another year.

10. Drew Brees

Drew Brees always had the side note that he struggles outdoors, and those splits are there at times. These older quarterbacks are trending down in arm strength, and it is clear. Teams with a quick need for a quarterback and a strong defensive side will be looking at the names of Brady, Rivers, and Brees. Would a Carolina, Chicago, or even an Indianapolis jump at the opportunity to have a hall of fame quarterback to up their championship window? We shall see.

Notable NFL Free Agents

  • Byron Jones, CB
  • A.J. Green, WR
  • Brandon Scherff, OG
  • Joe Thuney, OG
  • Philip Rivers, QB
  • Jameis Winston, QB
  • Hunter Henry, TE
  • Corey Littleton, LB
  • Leonard Williams, DE
  • Derrick Henry, RB
  • Anthony Castonzo, OT
  • Bud Dupree, LB
  • Anthony Harris, S
  • Matthew Judon, LB
  • Jack Conklin, OT
  • Vonn Bell, S
  • Arik Armstead, DE
  • Chris Harris, CB
  • Melvin Gordon, RB
  • Austin Ekeler, RB
  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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