List of best available NFL free agents (no particular order) and their likely landing spots:
WR Jarvis Landry
Former Brown WR Jarvis Landry is somehow still a free agent. Landry is going into his 9th season at 29 years old. With uncertainty in the Browns QB room, Landry and the Browns are still questioning whether it is time for him to move on. Landry is looking for a fresh start and a reliable QB for years to come.
Landing Spots: Saints, Browns, Titans
WR T.Y. Hilton
Former pro bowler and Colts veteran T.Y. Hilton is creeping towards the end of his career. Since Andrew Luck’s retirement, Hilton has dealt with injuries and multiple QB changes. He loves Indianapolis, but still wants to explore all options. Last offseason Hilton decided to return to Indy on a one-year deal over going to the Ravens. Hilton is currently debating on retirement and several other teams.
Landing Spots: Colts, Ravens, Packers
TE Rob Gronkowski
With Tom Brady coming out of retirement, it is almost certain Gronkowski will return back to Tampa Bay. I believe Gronkowski will either retire or decide to play one more year in Tampa with his good friend Tom Brady. Gronkowski is still a free agent, but I expect a short term deal to get done soon between the Bucs and Gronk.
Landing Spots: Bucs/Retirement
DE Melvin Ingram
After playing his whole career with the Chargers, Ingram found himself with the Kansas City Chiefs last season on a short term deal. The Chiefs and Ingram have yet to come to an agreement, so Ingram remains a free agent. At 33 years old, Ingram is nearing the end of his career. The multi-time pro bowler has produced game changing sacks over his career, along with incredible consistency. I expect Ingram to find a home and play out the rest of his career for the next 1-3 years.
Landing spots: Chiefs, Chargers, Bucs
WR Odell Beckham Jr.
A torn ACL in the Super Bowl has left Odell Beckham’s status in question. Beckham departed from Cleveland last year after being released mid season. His career was rejuvenated and Beckham returned to being a deadly threat to all NFL defenses. Unfortunately, teams would be taking a risk on Beckham with his torn ACL and him getting older. Rumors have spread about the Patriots having interest in Beckham, so I could see that as a potential landing spot.
Landing spots: Rams, Patriots, Packers
OLB Jadeveon Clowney
All-Pro defensive end Jadeveo Clowney has bounced around the league the past few years. Clowney was finally able to get healthy and have a dominant year alongside Myles Garrett. Clowney is coming off arguably his second best season of his career. With massive amounts of cap space, I expect the Browns to resign Clowney to a short term deal.
Landing spots: Browns, Texans, Chiefs
OT Duane Brown
Veteran left tackle Duane Brown is nearing the end of his career at 36 years old. Brown knows he can start and be a reliable blind side protector, but teams may be cautious about giving him a lot of money at 36 years old. Brown has stayed healthy the past 4-5 years with the Seahawks and was basically the Seahawks only hope on the offensive line.
Landing spots: Colts, Bills, Texans