The Patriots star quarterback told ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday that the timing of his retirement will have plenty to do with family.
I’d expect the Broncos or Cardinals to start a bidding war over Keenum while the Vikings use what they know about Bridgewater and Bradford’s knees to determine whom they sign. I doubt they’ll be able to re-sign both, but Bradford might be the most reasonable option financially — if he can stay healthy. Bridgewater hasn’t scratched the surface of how good the Vikings expect him to be, which might indicate Minnesota would rather test out his ability than let him walk in free agency. — Cronin
The big question for Landry in Cleveland will be whether or not he can sustain the 28 percent target share he enjoyed during the past three years in Miami. The presence of Gordon (28 percent target share over his past 24 games) could be a bit of a roadblock, but there’s certainly room for both Gordon and Landry to eat. New offensive coordinator Todd Haley only figures to help the cause, as he was well-known for relying heavily on top offensive weapons like Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders in Pittsburgh.
What follows is a subjective ranking of the high-end players available as teams begin negotiating with agents on Monday. Keep in mind that some will re-sign with their former teams before the signing period officially opens on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, or with a new team if they already have been released.
After two years under the franchise tag with combined earnings of nearly $44 million, Cousins will experience a rarity for upper-level quarterbacks: a true bidding war for his services. The Redskins have moved on to Alex Smith, whose acquisition will become official when the new league year begins March 14. Cousins could set a new bar for NFL contracts, perhaps in excess of $30 million annually.