2012 NFL Free-Agent Predictions: 5 Players Destined to Fail for New Teams

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIMarch 15, 2012

2012 NFL Free-Agent Predictions: 5 Players Destined to Fail for New Teams

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    Now that we're a couple days into the free-agent frenzy that is the NFL offseason, we can now start to break down a few of the recent signings that have taken place.

    Over the past few days, players have been signing left and right and some of these players are being signed to some pretty massive contracts—but the real question is: Will it work out?

    With that being said, let's take a look at five players that have agreed to new contracts and I'm going to tell you why they're going to fail with their new teams. 

Vincent Jackson

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    I'm just going to say this: All Vincent Jackson cares about is the money—or it certainly appears so.

    V-Jax agreed to a massive $55,555,555 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that extends for five seasons—that is eight fives, or for Chad Ochocinco, that's ocho cincos. Funny, right? 

    With that being said, I don't know about you but I am not a believer in Josh Freeman. 

    I do not see Jackson getting enough quality passes from Freeman and I simply don't see him doing anything that special.

    I guess it's going to be a combination of that massive contract that Jackson signed and the play from the quarterback.

Peyton Hillis

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    All I have to say is the "Madden Curse."

    End of story.

    Just look at how poorly Peyton Hillis played a year ago with the the Cleveland Browns. He wasn't able to stay healthy and averaged a pitiful 3.6 yards per carry while scoring just three touchdowns in 10 games.

    Luckily Hillis wont be a starter with the Chiefs, as he'll be backing up Jamaal Charles—but either way, I say he fails miserably. 

Reggie Wayne

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    So much for following Peyton ManningReggie Wayne is going to fail with the Indianapolis Colts.

    I know, I know. This isn't a new team for Wayne, but it kind of is.

    The Colts are going over a whole new face-lift and next year's Colts are not going to be anything like the teams that we have seen in the past.

    I believe that Wayne is going to struggle with Andrew Luck at quarterback and he's simply going to show that he's over-the-hill and that he might as well hang it up as he's 33 years old. 

Pierre Garcon

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    I guess that I could just say that Pierre Garcon is going to fail simply because he signed with the Washington Redskins and they always sign players that fail miserably.

    However, I don't see him living up to that massive five-year, $42.5 million contract.

    I do think that Garcon does have a ton of talent but I think he's going to struggle simply because of the future quarterback, Robert Griffin III, and how he'll have zero experience playing at the NFL level. 

Laurent Robinson

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    I guess Laurent Robinson was simply going for the money with this signing as he agreed to a five-year, $32.5 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Really? The Jaguars? Really?

    Let's put it this way: Any wide receiver that has Blaine Gabbert throwing passes to him is going to fail.

    Gabbert simply is not ready to compete at the NFL level and he's going to significantly harm the play of Robinson and just about anyone else around him.