In this day and age of increased analysis on nearly everything in life, the NFL is no different. There seems to be a list for everything and anything.
When it comes to football, we rate everything from best and worst player performances to the top and the bottom when it comes to coaches to the best and worst chicken wings.
Underrated? Who is really to say? We will say this. You didn't see any of these players suit up for either Team Sanders or Team Rice in Hawaii in January. In fact, the combined career Pro Bowl totals of the following individuals is...zero.
Still, we are willing to take a stab at it here when it comes to the 10 performers who could become unrestricted free agents on March 11. Yes, Pro Bowl invitations are not the be-all, end-all when it comes to rating players. And yes, each of these pros has made a solid impression on the field for his team over the last few seasons.
Keep in mind that we are only talking about players whose contracts expire next Tuesday, not recent salary-cap casualties (aka street free agents).
As usual, we have enlisted the aid of Pro Football Focus (subscription required) to assist us with some of our thoughts.
The following 10 players are listed in alphabetical order according to the team they are currently still under contract with. Remember, there is still time for these 10 players to re-up with their current franchises. However, time is running out…quickly.
How’s that for suspense?