NFL: Five Underrated Free Agents
With the Super Bowl over the NFL is now in the offseason. The draft is coming in April. This gives the future of the NFL to shine. Along with the rookies, some free agents will either stay on their current team or be in a new uniform. The other 31 teams that are not the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to get the right combination of players to win the Super Bowl. All teams have free agents and some are hoping to be back and others want to move on to a new team. Not all free agents are the same some are going to make big bucks and others will be underrated. Those are the players that I am going to talk about. I will give you my top five underrated free agents in the NFL.
Hilton has been a pillar for the Indianapolis Colts since Marvin Harrison hung it up. The Colts just picked up Carson Wentz via trade after Philip Rivers retired. The Colts defense was tough and is getting better. This one is one of the players that Indianapolis would want to bring back. No matter where he goes he will be a big upgrade for any team. With all the top wide receivers in the NFL, he goes underrated. He may not be the same speedster as he was early on in his career but he can still stretch the field.
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Johnson was part of one of the best defenses in the NFL. He was part of the Los Angeles Rams. The same defense that had Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Donald just to name a few. Johnson was part of a secondary that was very good. It made it easier with a front four that the Rams had. He would be a good fit as a solid safety in anyone’s defense. There are teams out there that need safeties. Look for him to either stay with the Rams or land on a new team that will make that defense better.
Fuller was a player that has been hit by injuries for most of his career. Last year he was one of the brighter players for the Houston Texans. He had eight touchdowns on 53 receptions and 879 yards. Just like Hilton he would fit well and be able to stretch defenses. The Texans are a mess right now so Fuller would be better off leaving or if he wants to sign and see who is going to be his teammates in Houston. Maybe the Green Bay Packers would take a chance to help out Aaron Rodgers.
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Winston was the first-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He lasted just five years and they moved on from him. His replacement Tom Brady helped Tampa Bay win the Super Bowl during the 2020-21 season. Winston backed up Drew Brees for the Bucs division rival New Orleans Saints. There are rumors that Brees is going to retire. Now the Saints do have Taysom Hill as well. Nonetheless, they could bring back Winston. He has gotten eye surgery to help his vision so a team could take a chance with him. Which team will need a starter or a backup?
Here is one of the most underrated tight ends in the NFL. Rodgers was a backup to both Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. He had 15 receptions for 246 yards and two touchdowns in five games. Rodgers is a good solid tight end. He can block and catch which is rare. Many teams need a tight end. He would fit in well for a team that has a starting tight end that needs a second weapon for his respective position. To me, he would be one that you could take a chance on and would be an asset for a team.
There are many free agents. I listed five underrated free agents. I know that many will not agree. These could be targets for a team that was one or two players away from being a winning team or get through the playoffs. Any free agent would help that. I know that not all free agents, whether underrated or not, work out. I am hoping that these five players get a chance with their current team or a new team. We all know that trades will happen that could change the minds of certain teams when it comes to free agency.
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