PFT Live takes a look at the top five free-agent signings


On many days during the NFL season and throughout the early months of the offseason, it’s declared at the outset of PFT Live that we’re gonna need a bigger show. As the offseason programs wind down and the true dead spot in the NFL calendar approaches, it takes a little effort to fill the 12 segments of a three-hour show.

Recently, we’ve been cobbling together top-five lists in lieu of the latest chapter from The Life and Times of Colin Kaepernick. On Wednesday, we looked at the top five free-agency signings.

It’s a subjective assessment, and you may (will) disagree with some of them. But hear me out before calling me an idiot. And then call me an idiot.

9 responses to “PFT Live takes a look at the top five free-agent signings

  1. Top five free agent signings of 2017 (from a totally objective and unbiased source):

    Stephon Gilmore
    Brandin Cooks
    Mike Gillislee
    Rex Burkhead
    LeGarrette Blount

  2. Top 5:

    1. A.J. Bouye, CB, Jaguars;
    2. Calais Campbell, DE, Jaguars;
    3. Tony Jefferson, S, Ravens;
    4. T.J. Lang, G, Lions; and
    5. Stephon Gilmore, CB, Patriots.

    All of these guys will be selected for the Pro Bowl next year.

  3. The Buffalo-Gilmore problem wasn’t so much talent, it was price.

    Buffalo put themselves in salary-cap jail and simply could not afford the market price for Gilmore. The Patriots, through the benefit of a true franchise QB and excellent cap management, had the financial ability to make the deal.

  4. Gilmore went through a bunch of different coaches and coordinators. I can’t think the Pats would have made this sort of rare high end investment unless they thought they could coach him up and use him correctly.

    Cooks was a trade, but he’s gonna be huge. He’s 23 and Gilmour is 26. Nice draft

  5. Terelle Pryor is going to be insanely unstoppable in Jay Grudens offense. Throw in Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder, Brian Quick, Jordon Reed and the running back that broke Adrian Peterson’s college rushing record at Oklahoma. Its gonna be a thing. I can Yardley wait.

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