NFL Top 100 free agents 2021: Shaq Barrett highest-ranked player not to get tagged

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The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2021 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported.

1. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (The Cowboys announced a new deal with Prescott on March 8, and reports indicate it’s a four-year, $160 million deal with $126 million guaranteed.)

2. Bears receiver Allen Robinson (The Bears used the franchise tag on Robinson on March 9. He signed the tag on March 18.)

3. Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams (The Giants used the franchise tag on Williams on March 9. He signed a three-year, $63 million deal on March 16.)

4. Broncos safety Justin Simmons (The Broncos used the franchise tag on Simmons on March 5. He signed a four-year, $61 million contract on March 19.)

5. Buccaneers edge Shaq Barrett (The Buccaneers re-signed Barrett to a four-year deal on March 15.)

6. Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin (The Buccaneers used the franchise tag on Godwin on March 9. He signed the tag on March 18.)

7. Lions receiver Kenny Golladay (The Giants agreed to a four-year, $72 million deal with Golladay on March 20.)

8. 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams (The 49ers re-signed Williams on March 17.)

9. Panthers offensive tackle Taylor Moton (The Panthers used the franchise tag on Moton on March 9. He signed the tag on March 11.)

10. Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (The Bucs agreed with David on a two-year, $25 million extension with $20 million guaranteed on March 9.)

11. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (The Cardinals signed Watt to a two-year, $31 million deal on March 1.)

12. Vikings safety Anthony Harris (Agreed to one-year, $5 million deal with the Vikings on March 19.)

13. Washington guard Brandon Scherff (Washington announced March 8 that it will apply the franchise tag to Scherff for a second consecutive year. He signed the tag on March 12.)

14. Chargers tight end Hunter Henry (The Patriots agreed to terms with Henry.)

15. Ravens edge Matthew Judon (The Patriots agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with Judon that includes $32 million over the first two years.)

16. Bengals edge Carl Lawson (Agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal with the Jets on March 15.)

17. Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (Agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Steelers on March 19.)

18. Saints safety Marcus Williams (The Saints used the franchise tag on Williams on March 9, and he signed the tag on March 20.)

19. Cardinals edge Haason Reddick (Agreed to a deal with the Panthers on March 17.)

20. Packers center Corey Linsley (Agreed to five-year, $62.5 million deal with the Chargers on March 15.)

21. Patriots guard Joe Thuney (Agreed to five-year, $80 million deal with Kansas City on March 15.)

22. Saints edge Trey Hendrickson (Agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal with the Bengals on March 15.)

23 Rams edge Leonard Floyd (Agreed to four-year, $64 million deal to remain with the Rams on March 15.)

24. Steelers edge Bud Dupree (Agreed to a multi-year deal with the Titans worth $16.5 million a season on March 15.)

25. Bills linebacker Matt Milano (Agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal to remain with the Bills on March 11.)

26. Packers running back Aaron Jones (Agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal to remain with the Packers on March 14.)

27. Rams safety John Johnson (Agreed to three-year, $33 million deal with the Browns on March 15.)

28. Jets safety Marcus Maye (The Jets used the franchise tag on Maye on March 8, and he signed the tag on March 20.)

29. Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (Saints announced a one-year deal with Winston on March 15.)

30. Titans receiver Corey Davis (Agreed to a three-year, $37.5 million deal with the Jets on March 15.)

31. Bengals cornerback William Jackson III (Agreed to a three-year, $42 million deal with Washington.)

32. Rams cornerback Troy Hill (Signed four-year, $24 million contract with the Browns on March 18.)

33. Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (Agreed to three-year, $44.5 million deal with the Jaguars on March 16.)

34. Ravens edge Yannick Ngakoue (Agreed to two-year, $26 million deal with the Raiders on March 15.)

35. Titans tight end Jonnu Smith (Agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal with New England on March 15.)

36. Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (Agreed to a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Broncos on March 20.)

37. Chargers cornerback Michael Davis (Agreed to three-year deal to remain with the Chargers on March 15.)

38. Chiefs offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz

39. Bills offensive tackle Daryl Williams (Agreed to a three-year, $28 million deal to remain with Buffalo on March 12.)

40. Texans receiver Will Fuller (Agreed to a one-year deal with the Dolphins on March 18.)

41. Lions edge Romeo Okwara (Agreed to three-year, $39 million deal to remain with Detroit on March 15.)

42. Lions receiver Marvin Jones (Agreed to a deal with the Jaguars on March 16.)

43. Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (Agreed to a one-year deal to remain with New England on March 12.)

44. Seahawks edge Carlos Dunlap (Agreed to a two-year deal, $16.6 million deal to return to Seattle on March 25.)

45. Giants defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson (Agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal with the Vikings on March 15.)

46. Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye (Agreed to terms with the Panthers on April 7.)

47. Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (Agreed to terms with the Bills on March 18.)

48. Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (Agreed to sign with the Bengals on March 16.)

49. Patriots center David Andrews (Agreed to a deal with the Patriots on March 18.)

50. Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (Agreed to a one-year deal with the Vikings on March 17.)

51. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (Agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Washington Football Team on March 15.)

52. Titans edge Jadeveon Clowney

53. Panthers receiver Curtis Samuel (Agreed to a three-year deal worth $34.5 million with Washington on March 17.)

54. Dolphins linebacker Kyle Van Noy (Agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $13.2 million with the Patriots on March 17.)

55. Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher

56. Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (The Jaguars used the franchise tag on Robinson on March 8.)

57. Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (The Bears agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Bears on March 16.)

58. Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva

59. Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton (Agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal to return to the Colts on March 24.)

60. Cowboys cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (Agreed to a three-year deal with the Bengals on March 16.)

61. Rams tight end Gerald Everett (Agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with the Seahawks on March 17.)

62. Giants guard Kevin Zeitler (Agreed to a three-year, $22.5 million deal with the Ravens on March 15.)

63. Jets cornerback Brian Poole

64. Titans linebacker Jayon Brown (Agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million deal to remain with the Titans on March 17.)

65. Colts edge Justin Houston

66. Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright

67. Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis (Agreed to one-year, $7 million deal with the Jets on March 15.)

68. Chargers edge Melvin Ingram

69. Saints receiver Emmanuel Sanders (Agreed to a one-year deal with the Bills on March 16.)

70. Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes (Agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Colts on March 20.)

71. Titans cornerback Desmond King (Agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Texans on March 18.)

72. Browns edge Olivier Vernon

73. Washington cornerback Ronald Darby (Agreed to a three-year deal with the Broncos on March 15.)

74. Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (Agreed to a one-year deal with the Dolphins on March 16.)

75. 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman

76. Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (Agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with the Raiders on March 18.)

77. Washington edge Ryan Kerrigan

78. Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (Agreed to a one-year deal worth $10 million with the Bucs on March 15.)

79. Seahawks running back Chris Carson (Agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $14.625 million to return to Seattle on March 19.)

80. Bills guard Jon Feliciano (Agreed to three-year, $17 million deal with the Bills on March 14.)

81. Falcons center Alex Mack (Agreed to terms with the 49ers on March 17.)

82. Chargers safety Rayshawn Jenkins (Agreed to a four-year deal with the Jaguars on March 15.)

83. Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (Agreed to a deal that will return him to the Bucs on March 26.)

84. Colts linebacker Anthony Walker (Agreed to a one-year deal with the Browns on March 19.)

85. Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman (Agreed to two-year deal with Panthers on March 17.)

86. Jets receiver Breshad Perriman (Agreed to a one-year deal with the Lions on March 18.)

87. Rams receiver Josh Reynolds (Agreed to a one-year deal with Titans on March 22.)

88. Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (Agreed to one-year deal with Bengals on March 17.)

89. Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson (Agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $3.25 million with the Eagles on April 7.)

90. Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed (Agreed to a one-year deal with the Chiefs on March 28.)

91. Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar (Agreed to a one-year deal with the Lions on April 5.)

92. Ravens edge Tyus Bowser (Agreed to four-year, $22 million deal to remain with the Ravens on March 16.)

93. Colts edge Denico Autry (Agreed to a three-year, $21.5 million deal with the Titans on March 15.)

94. Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins (Agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $17 million with the Jets on March 21.)

95. Dolphins center Ted Karras (Agreed to one-year deal with the Patriots on March 17.)

96. Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (Agreed to three-year, $39 million deal with the Giants on March 22.)

97. 49ers defensive end Kerry Hyder (Agreed to a three-year, $16.5 million deal with the Seahawks on March 23.)

98. Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander (Agreed to a deal with the Vikings on March 26.)

99. Chiefs center Austin Reiter

100. Bucs defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (Agreed to a one-year deal on March 24, and the Bucs announced the deal April 5.)

70 responses to “NFL Top 100 free agents 2021: Shaq Barrett highest-ranked player not to get tagged

  1. As a Seahawk fan….why would I want a C+ Russell Wilson in a trade with Dallas? Its the dumbest thing on the internet right now.

  2. So, 3 of the top 10 are Buccaneers? man, is going to difficult to keep the band together.

  3. Wrong year to be a free agent. Take a one or two year deal and wait for the money to come back around. Or go to a losing club for money.

  4. Dak Prescott is the number 1 free agent in the entire league..? Even as a Cowboys fan, I shake my head at this ranking. He’s certainly notable, & I would say even top ten but, #1 most valuable free agent..??? If that were the case, other teams would be blowing up Jerry’s phone with offers…. we all know how well Jerry keeps secrets so, obviously that isn’t happening….

  5. I just rewatched a video of the Dak Prescott injury…gruesome, I hadn’t seen it before. I know it’s been two years now and it looks like the Cowboys are dragging their feet, but I can’t help but wonder if they’re in wait and see mode as far as Daks recovery. That was a SEVERE injury, maybe they’re waiting to see if hes going to return at 100%.

  6. Anthony Harris is 12th ?? You’re nuts… You obviously didn’t watch any Vikings games… And most of these ratings are all out of whack

  7. I believe the Bucs have to prioritize resigning Barrett and David. Gronk and Brown will return because they only want to play with Brady, and I think that with a full off season, Brown can make up for Godwins production if he departs in free agency. In the big picture Succoup doesn’t count much against the cap, so they should be able to resign him, and Fournette, for as great as he was in the playoffs, is a running back whose production can be replaced. They need to keep that defense together as much as possible, even if it costs them a little bit on the offensive side of the ball, cuz defense wins championships.

  8. Chiefs biggest loss is a WR, Watkins, that didn’t play most of the year? Dang, good job front office! Two trips to the the SB and you still have everyone…

  9. Funny how Dak leads every one of these list and gets tons of articles about him but yet hasn’t gotten a long-term offer from the Cowboys nor seems to be a hot trade topic. Sure seems like the actual teams are way cooler on him than the media.

  10. Anthony Harris pretty much had an awful season, along with that entire defense. 0 interceptions now gets you a top 15 free agent designation? Weird. I hope another team bids high so the Vikings don’t even think about keeping him.

  11. So the Eagles and Raiders have ZERO free agents in top 100 players.

    Jason Peters? Jalen Mills? Nicholas Morrow? Johnathan Hankins? Nelson Agholor? 🙄

  12. After his injury it’s hard to believe Dak can be #1 rank. There is still substantial risk involved with Dak.

  13. Dak at number 1? A. He is over rated.
    B. He can’t stay healthy
    C. He has done nothing to warrant a huge payday.
    D. Romo was 10 times better.

  14. How does dak top list 70% of players are never the same after injury iike that just look at wentz and dams was worse

  15. “Top 100 free agents 2021: Dak Prescott again tops the list”

    Wow! I didn’t look at last year’s list. Your title suggest Dak was rank higher than Tom Brady? Dak?!! I would pick an edge rusher over Dak!

  16. “Top 100 free agents 2021: Dak Prescott again tops the list”

    Wow! I didn’t look at last year’s list. Your title suggests Dak was ranked higher than Tom Brady? Dak?!! I would pick an edge rusher over Dak!

  17. would love for the giants to sign golladay and then draft waddle at 11 if he’ still there… hey a guy can dream, right

  18. gor3hound says:
    March 1, 2021 at 10:40 am
    So, 3 of the top 10 are Buccaneers? man, is going to difficult to keep the band together.
    ——————————–
    Yet, only 1 player from the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the pro bowl (Jason Pierre-Paul).

  19. Who created this list?….the dancing chicken? If Dak is truly the #1 free agent this off-season then the pickings are pretty slim.

  20. iejdaniel says:
    March 1, 2021 at 10:54 am
    Anthony Harris is 11, and Eric Wilson 83? Hahahahahahahaha!

    ___

    based on last year, Harris is WAYYYY over rated at 11. Wilson had a really good year though.

  21. Prescott is a *good* QB, but he’s not a *great* QB. There are easily a dozen QBs from last year that I would have preferred over him (assuming he wasn’t injured). If he thinks he’s going to get top dollar when he isn’t even a top-10 QB, then he’s going to be in for a rude awakening.

  22. It always amazes me how Patriot players are devalued. Thuney at 21 is ridiculous.

  23. What criteria were used to rank these players? Might be helpful to know that. Is it based on the anticipated payday? Demand? Value? Gut feeling? Without the methodology, it’s just a list somebody made.

  24. What does that say about the rest of the FAs when a guy who was average at best before a terrible injury that he still hasn’t recovered from is on top of the list??

  25. Is Judon really the 2nd best FA Edge guy? He’s not exactly a sack machine.

  26. Kevin King is in the top 100? Were there only 100 this year? Nothing else makes sense.

  27. Morrow and Agolor will receive big interest if they are allowed to leave Vegas. It is odd that neither is on the list.

  28. Anthony Harris was invisible on defence last year, made practically no plays. Aside from his one good season, there’s nothing to indicate he should even be a starter let alone a top free-agent.

  29. Prescott has a higher qb rating, better completion %, more passing yards per game and less % of interceptions per game than Romo. Closer than I thought but better never the less.

  30. Kevin King needs to resign with the Bucs.

    They won’t get back to the Super Bowl without him.

  31. 98. Bucs defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. REALLY? 97 are better than Suh. Sometimes QB’s should stay in the QB room

  32. Ndamukong Suh number 98?!?!?
    He was an integral part of the Bucs defense that dismantled the Chiefs!

  33. Corey Davis is so intriguing, one of the few growth stocks of skill players on this list that could blow up on his next team… I think he’d be a great fit in Houston, should Watson stay, Buffalo if they move on from John Brown, KC if they move on from Watkins, or the New Jersey Giants.

  34. Everyone dogged Dak being at top of the list. Then he just signed biggest contract in NFL history based on four year contracts. Guess he really was a top end FA. I’m not sure if I would have him at the top, but Dallas sure had him there.

  35. Kevin King at 97 is WAY to high. Guy couldn’t start on an average College team.

  36. I guess I am a bit confused.
    If the player has signed a new deal, or had the “Franchise Tag” applied, they REALLY are not free agents.
    Why would they be on this list?

  37. Lot of really good players on that list. Definitely some impact players to be had for teams even if they lack the big name.

  38. Of the original Top-25 on this list, 15 remains available. Of those 15, nearly half (7) are edge rushers!

    Goes to show the effect of the mega deals signed by a few DE’s with the franchise tag for DE being the second largest and taking nearly 10% of the 2021 cap. I guess we will see a lot of 1-year deals as good players will opt to get a new crack at free agency next year. The question is then how large the effect is of all the 2021 pro rated bonuses will have on the coming years available cap

  39. Crackers n Cheeese says:
    March 2, 2021 at 3:32 am
    Ndamukong Suh number 98?!?!?
    He was an integral part of the Bucs defense that dismantled the Chiefs!
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Was it really that tough to go against a backup O-line?

  40. Eric Wilson is pretty good at INT’s but he simply can’t tackle. At all. Anthony Harris was part of the debacle against the cheating scum, ref bribing saints where the Vikings allowed 6 TD’s to Kamara. On 3 of them he just stood there. That abysmal performance in that one game alone, literally cost him millions. Fool. It was an effort to get Zim fired that cost him personally. They both need to go. Too bad it didn’t work.

  41. Buyer beware on Anthony Harris. Cashed in on getting tagged after a great 2019, then was mediocre in 2020.

  42. Free agency talks are open to work deals and the Dolphins have done nothing but lose players,and made a wash trade yesterday. I don’t see talented players coming to Miami with that big question mark at quarterback. There was a lot of talk about receivers and running backs Miami was interested in,but when Tua’s own college receiver says the 4th best guy in this draft is better than Tua that’s a red flag. Along with his questionable showing last year. I’m afraid my Dolphins will be right back in mediocrity hell next year.

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