All NFL teams are looking for bargains in the free-agency period. Whether it’s adding talent from other clubs or making sure their own stays, franchises must secure their rosters and properly manage the salary cap.
Some do a better job than others. There are some exceptions in which shelling out the big bucks looks like a good idea at the moment, but there are always ramifications.
Here’s a look at the best and worst contracts signed in the first week of the fiscal year in the NFL. Good (or bad) value will be determined by the player’s expected contributions in 2016 and beyond relative to contract size.