After three days of NFL free agency, here is our list of the teams who have been the biggest loser thus far:
Eagles Dream Team Redux
After the disaster that was the dream team in 2011, you would have thought the Eagles would be careful about going on another free agency spending binge, but they apparently didn’t learn their
They massively overpaid to get linebacker Connor Barwin, who notched just three sacks in 2012, but got a 6-year deal is worth $36 million with a chance for Barwin to earn $40 million. He finished the 2012 season as the second lowest ranked 3-4 outside linebacker by Pro Football Focus.
They also signed James Casey to a three-year, $14.5 million deal . Casey played fullback and tight end for the Houston Texans. Yes, they paid a glorified FB $14 million.
To make up for the release of Nnamdi Asomugha, they signed Carey Williams to a three-year, $18 million deal with $10.5 million guaranteed. That’s a lot of dough for a backup corner who only started for the Baltimore Ravens last year after LarDarius Webb tore his ACL.
NFC West Quarterbacks
The Seattle Seahawks made an early splash in free agency by adding defensive end Cliff Avril to an already loaded defense that finished #4 in the regular season and #1 in the postseason in total yards allowed. Instead of resting on that, they went out and signed arguably the best free agent DE in Michael Bennett.
There may not be a more terrifying DE tandem in the NFL, and now Sam Bradford (Rams), Colin Kaepernick (49ers), and (insert bad Cardinals QB here) will be looking over both shoulders everytime they drop back against the Seahawks.