Congratulations to the Denver Broncos, Super Bowl 50 champions, following their physical domination of the Carolina Panthers.
Welcome to NFL 2016…sort of.
We’re about to spend a little time talking about what could happen once the NFL free-agent market opens for business on March 9.
You won’t be surprised by most of the six teams (three from each conference). Each is listed in order of most anticipated available salary-cap room, because all have room to improve or either have definitive need. But just because no team in the league has more cap room than the Oakland Raiders means they will be a big player in free agency.
To be fair, we have also factored in a team’s recent history in terms of free agency. In other words, there are those franchises that use the open market to aid their teams, and there are clubs like the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers that are very quiet this time of the year and rely on the draft. We are also taking into account the uncertainty of changes in numerous front offices as well.
Remember, free agency doesn’t actually begin until March 9. So keep in mind things can change dramatically. In the meantime, kick back, relax and…