NFL Free Agents 2018: Grades for Wednesday’s Signings & Landing Spot Predictions
NFL free agency technically only kicked off a few hours ago, but more than 100 players have already agreed to deals on the open market.
The launch of the new league year at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday felt a lot nfl jerseys from china more like a closing bell. Most of the top unrestricted free agents have already found new homes or returned to their 2017 employers. In fact, many of them did so well before they were officially allowed to sign on dotted lines, which is why we were able to provide in-depth reaction to many of the biggest moves on Tuesday.
Wednesday was far from quiet, though, so we have an in-depth report card to share and some predictions to make.
Here are your free-agent grades from Wednesday as well as landing spot official nfl jerseys cheap prognostications for Thursday and beyond as we prepare for the first full day of non-tampering free agency.
As NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported, the four-year, $62 million deal Nate Solder is signing with the New York Giants makes him the highest-paid offensive lineman in football, which on the surface is outrageous because he’s about to turn 30 and has never been an All-Pro or a Pro Bowler.
The 2011 first-round pick peaked early in his career. Solder’s best years were 2012 and 2013,reebok nfl jerseys and his pass-blocking abilities have declined ever since he missed the majority of the 2015 season with a biceps injury.
“He’s coming off arguably the worst season of his entire career,” wrote Michael Renner of Pro Football Focus last month. “nfl authentic jerseys Solder allowed a career-high 51 total pressures, including seven in one game against the Chargers.”
But Solder was still in the right place at the right time. The salary cap continues to rise, NFL teams continue to be desperate for competent left tackles, and he was the only starting-caliber player at that position to hit the open market.