After one day of playoff action, we’ve narrowed the field of possible Super Bowl participants down to 10 teams. The Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions join the group of franchises that are already looking ahead to the offseason.
We’re here today to take our own look ahead to the offseason. There is likely to be a number of intriguing free agents hitting the open market when the new league year begins on March 9 at 4 p.m. ET. Guys like Kirk Cousins, Jamie Collins and Andrew Whitworth are slated to become unrestricted free agents.
These are the types of players that can help improve a talent-starved roster almost immediately. In addition to the guys who are sure to be available, there are players who could become available via trade.
Today, we’re going to examine the latest buzz surrounding both groups of players, along with our takes on their current and potential offseason situations.
Mike Glennon Could be a Hot Commodity
There is no shortage of teams in need of a competent signal-caller right now in the NFL. A lack of a serviceable quarterback is part of the reason why teams like the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears are selecting high in this year’s draft.
Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a sure thing at the position in this year’s draft—at least not to this point in the evaluation process. This is likely to lead to high demand for quarterbacks on the open market.
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is probably the top guy scheduled for free agency, but it would make sense for the Redskins to retain him. If Cousins doesn’t hit free agency, the top guy might just become Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup Mike Glennon.
Glennon is a former second-round pick with 18 career starts under his belt. He has more than enough size for the position (6’6″ and 225 pounds), and he has passed for 30 touchdowns and 15 interceptions during his time as a pro. He holds a career completion percentage of 59.4 and a passer rating of 84.6.
The fact that Glennon is somewhat experienced helps his value, but that fact he doesn’t have much more than a season of film helps even more. There is likely to be one team out there that views his strengths and decides it can turn Glennon into a star.
“Glennon is an unrestricted free agent and could fetch $13-15 million per year on his next deal—maybe more depending on the number of teams bidding,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter …