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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.

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12 Responses to “PFT's cash-based free agency rankings: offense”
  1. Jose Reyes says: Mar 5, 2010 12:04 AM

    How the heck is a 1400 yard, 14 TD rusher (the 3rd overall rusher of 2009) ranked below Chester Taylor and Larry Johnson. Are you insane?

  2. Ryan says: Mar 5, 2010 1:05 AM

    why would david carr who hasnt had any significant playing time in years pull $2.5 more then jason campbell?

  3. DoomsDayD75 says: Mar 5, 2010 1:06 AM

    Oh come on. No way would David “Zoolander” Carr get more guaranteed than Jason Campbell or Matt Moore.

  4. Akron Rules says: Mar 5, 2010 1:07 AM

    I’d say the Matt Moore numbers have shot way past what you have listed there.

  5. Holla says: Mar 5, 2010 1:07 AM

    Jose Reyes:
    They are ranked by projected guarenteed money on a long term deal. Can you read? Idiot.

  6. sniperhare says: Mar 5, 2010 1:10 AM

    because he’s old?

  7. GlockBuster says: Mar 5, 2010 1:12 AM

    age

  8. Ches says: Mar 5, 2010 1:14 AM

    Jose, it is based on more than just stats. It is also based on age, unrestricted vs restricted, and the likelihood of them making that kind of money.

  9. hrmlss says: Mar 5, 2010 1:48 AM

    Where is Jeff Garcia? some one will sign him guaranteed.

  10. WeaponX says: Mar 5, 2010 3:05 AM

    Where is Westbrook on the RB list? And Weaver is staying in Philly!

  11. Clevelandfan says: Mar 5, 2010 4:23 AM

    Jose,
    Their not ranking them based on stats it by how much money they will most likely receive. Notice the numbers in orders on the right its a dead give away.

  12. AngMohClay says: Mar 5, 2010 10:20 AM

    The idea that Bryant will get 50% more guaranteed money than the best guard in the league (and complete non headcase) Jahri Evans is way out of touch with reality.

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