For any of us who do any kind of shopping, we always look to save money.
In the NFL, it’s all about getting as much bang for the bucks as possible.
For the 32 teams that are preparing for March 9 and the start of free agency, most will be looking for contributors one way or another who can help at a reasonable price.
So what constitutes a bargain? Simply put, a player that a team doesn’t have to break the bank for and in the process exceeds expectations based on his performance and impact.
Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran running back DeAngelo Williams to a modest two-year, $4 million contract as an early-season insurance policy for All-Pro Le’Veon Bell, who would serve a two-game suspension to start the season. Williams wound up leading Mike Tomlin’s team in rushing and proved to be more than just an adequate replacement.
Here, we will be look at some players (listed in alphabetical order) who could pay off in similar fashion for teams this upcoming season. While it’s nearly impossible to forecast the contract for each performer, all of these players figure to be had for a reasonable price.