The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t generally targeted high-ticket free agents, but there’s no harm in taking a look at the top guys on the market.
We have told you about the Bengals top five free agents they should target, both inside and outside the organization. However, like your parents always told you when a girl or guy dumped you, there are more fish in the sea, and some of them, are the NFL’s best. We take a look at the top five free agents set to hit free agency, if a deal doesn’t get done before March.
OLB: Von Miller
Von Miller has been one of the best linebackers in the NFL for Denver. It is safe to say that he is one of the best rushing linebackers and edge rushers four of his five years in the NFL. It is also safe to say that if he makes it to free agency, there will be many teams calling to inquire about his services.
Miller has 60 QB sacks in his young NFL career, which also include 16 forced fumbles, 35 tackles for a loss, and one interception, which was returned for a touchdown. In five years, he has only missed eight games, of which seven came in 2013 when he tore his ACL. Durability has been a non-issue outside of that lone injury.
His services will not come cheap however. For example, Justin Houston of the Kansas City Chiefs, who is on a similar level of play to Miller, has a six year deal worth $101 million. Miller could argue that his consistency of play and overall skill is worth that type of money, but the questions are going to be simple, who will be willing to pay or will Denver get a deal done before it comes to that?
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