Free Agency opened yesterday and there were tons of moves made. Some teams spent some major money. Some teams made smart moves, to add a player or two at a position of need, but we are here to talk about the team that lost the first day.
Let’s look at three teams we feel struck out on the first day of Free Agency. If you want to see every move made in Free Agency yesterday, you can on our Transactions page for Yesterday. Now, let’s get to the losers!
I would love to give Jaguars a good grade, but they overpaid too much. They landed some amazing players, but they paid heavily for them. Yesterday, the Jaguars signed Brandon Scherff who will help with the development of Trevor Lawrence, They paid a horrific amount of money for wide receiver Christian Kirk dishing out up to 84 million dollars to him over four years. They signed Zay Jones to a three year deal wroth 24 million and Evan Engram to a one year deal worth 9 million. The goal was get help around the rookie. I get it, but you could have made better moves that were cheaper in my opinion. The team also signed LB Foyesade Oluokun to a three year deal worth 15 million per year. That is a lot of money, Jaguars have to overspend in Free Agency, but I wish they would make sound moves rather than overpaying. They have no state tax, I mean that has to mean something for players.
Colts have the most money in the NFL, and they only spent 18 million over three years. The only move they made was re-signing Mo-Alie Cox. The Colts have no quarterback, and they are not doing anything to help their team on the first day. Maybe they will wait for bargain contracts, that helps but with no quarterback I am not sure who they will be able to attract. The Colts need to open up the checkbook and find some help. They could use like three receivers, maybe they were looking for a wide out until Christian Kirk was paid 5 billion dollars. That could have stopped the process. Well look at it this way, the Jaguars beat them again, by overpaying.
Green Bay Packers
Packers best move was being able to retain All-Pro linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, but the news that Davante Adams will not play on the Franchise Tag, and the release of Za’Darius Smith has to be worse than any move they could make. The Packers also cut staring offensive tackle Billy Turner with an injury designation. The Packers have a ton of holes and no money because their quarterback was crying about money. The Packers are in salary cap hell right now, and if Rodgers does not get his star wide receiver back they are doomed.