The PFT Free Agent Hot 100 list has been changing by the hour as teams have cut veteran players to clear cap room and prepare for Wednesday’s start of the league year.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III hasn’t played in a game in a while, but after the Redskins officially cut Griffin on Monday he was added to the list.
The Hot 100 list is subjective and not easy to put together. You’ve argued many of the picks. We’ve noticed. But the value of quarterbacks must be noticed and has been throughout the list, and placing Griffin just ahead of Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel seemed to make sense.
We don’t know which teams will pursue Griffin, but it’s a safe bet that some will.
Monday marked the start of the period that teams can contact agents of players eligible for free agency when the market opens Wednesday. As of this writing, Brock Osweiler of the Broncos is easily the top unsigned quarterback.
Osweiler will get paid, handsomely, soon — and probably by the Broncos. Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Jets, Griffin and Daniel are next on the list. What the market holds, we don’t know. But the real spending will start soon.