Every NFL team could benefit from an excellent free agency move this offseason. We’ve laid out the perfect signing for every team.
The race for the Super Bowl title is still on for a few teams, but most NFL franchises have already focused their attention on the offseason. Preparing for the draft is a big part of that process, but teams still have the ability to change their fortunes quickly with the right free agency signings.
This year’s class is full of talent at a wide variety of positions. Specifically, a lot of impact edge rushers could hit the open market. Teams that want to improve their pass rush can solve those problems this offseason if they are willing to oven up their wallets.
The only place this free agency class appears to be weak is along the offensive line. Most teams will have to solve those problems through the draft. There are a few guys who could help teams with the right scheme, but it’s not a bumper crop of tackles and guards.
In this piece, we’re going to walk you through the perfect free agency signing for every team in the league. Note, we’re working under the assumption that any team in the NFL can create cap space if they are properly motivated. We are also trying to make informed decisions about how things might actually shake out.
For example, not every team in the NFL can ink Jadeveon Clowney. We might mock him to a few teams, but he won’t be prescribed for every team in need of an edge rusher. Let’s get started with an NFC South team that is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2018 campaign.
Atlanta Falcons – Ramon Foster
The Falcons aren’t going to return to the playoffs if they can’t protect Matt Ryan. It’s particularly important for Atlanta to keep inside pressure away from their franchise signal caller. It’s hard to do that without quality play at the guard position.
The team might choose to bring Andy Levitre back, but even if they do, adding another steady veteran like Foster could pay big dividends. The current Steelers starter can really help kick-start the Falcons run game. The team shouldn’t pay a 33-year-old guard big bucks on the open market, but a reasonable, short-term deal for Foster would be a quality move for the Falcons.