PFT's cash-based free agency rankings: offense

[Editor’s note:  We rank the free agents, restricted and unrestricted, based on projected guaranteed money on a long-term deal.  More dart board than Ouija, it represents our best estimate of how it all could/should go down.  All numbers are in millions.]

Quarterbacks

1. David Carr, N.Y. Giants, $7.0.

2. Chad Pennington, Miami, $6.0.

3. Matt Moore, Carolina, $5.0.

4. Jason Campbell, Washington, $4.5.

5. Kyle Orton, Denver, $4.5.

6. Tarvaris Jackson, Minnesota, $4.0.

7. Daunte Culpepper, Detroit,  $3.5.

8. Mark Brunell, New Orleans, $3.0.

9. Brodie Croyle, Kansas City, $3.0.

10 Kellen Clemens, N.Y. Jets, $2.5.

Running backs

1. Chester Taylor, Minnesota, $5.5.

2. Pierre Thomas, New Orleans, $5.5.

3.  Larry Johnson, Cincinnati, $4.0.

4. Thomas Jones, N.Y. Jet, $3.5.

5. Leon Washington, N.Y. Jets, $3.4.

6. LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego, $3.3.

7. Jeremi Johnson, Cincinnati, $2.9.

8. Jerious Norwood, Atlanta, $2.9.

9. Leonard Weaver, Philadelphia,  $2.5.

Tight ends

1. Bo Scaife, Tennessee, $6.0.

2. Ben Watson, New England, $5.5.

3. Brandon Manumaleuna, San Diego, $5.0.

4. Owen Daniels, Houston, $4.9.

5. Anthony Fasano, Miami, $4.7.

6. Tony Scheffler, Denver, $4.5.

7. Ben Hartsock, N.Y. Jets, $4.2.

8. L.J. Smith, Baltimore, $4.0.

9. Randy McMichael, St. Louis, $3.8.

10.  Kris Wilson, San Diego, $3.5.

Receivers

1. Antonio Bryant, Tampa Bay, $15.0.

2. Brandon Marshall, Denver, $12.0.

3. Vincent Jackson, San Diego, $11.0.

4. Miles Austin, Dallas, $10.5.

5. Braylon Edwards, N.Y. Jets, $8.0.

6.  Derrick Mason, Baltimore, $7.5.

7. Kevin Walter, Houston, $7.0.

8. Arnaz Battle, San Francisco, $5.0.

9. Steve Breaston, Arizona, $5.0.

10.  Terrell Owens, Buffalo, $5.0. 

Guards/centers

1. Jahri Evans, New Orleans, $10.0.

2. Logan Mankins, New England, $9.5.

3. Rex Hadnot, Cleveland, $7.5.

4. Kevin Mawae, Tennessee, $7.0.

5. Stephen Neal, $6.0.

6. Jason Spitz, Green Bay, $5.0.

7. Chester Pitts, Houston, $4.5.

8. Chris Kuper, Denver, $4.4.

9. Ben Hamilton, Denver, $4.3.

10 Casey Rabach, Washington, $4.0.

Tackles

1. Marcus McNeill, San Diego, $12.0.

2. Chad Clifton, Green Bay, $10.0.

3. Jared Gaither, Baltimore, $9.0.

4. Willie Colon, Pittsburgh, $8.0.

5. Charlie Johnson, Indianapolis, $7.0.

6. Artis Hicks, Minnesota, $6.0

7. Jammal Brown, New Orleans, $6.0.

8. Alex Barron, St. Louis, $5.0.

9. Donald Penn, Tampa Bay, $4.5.

10 Jeremy Trueblood, Tampa Bay, $4.0.