If you really think about it, there are a number of things about the game of football that are not an exact science.
The NFL draft is certainly one of them, as is the exercise of free agency. A match made in heaven can either be one helluva move or just plain hell.
With roughly 200 players changing teams this offseason, there are liable to be a few missteps. So here are eight instances where things just won’t work out in terms of a free-agent acquisition.
Call them hunches, educated guesses or just solid analysis. The feeling here is that while the intentions might have been good, the results won’t live up to expectations.
However, remember one very important thing here. I would be very happy to be wrong when it comes to all eight of these forecasts. The players are listed in alphabetical order according to the teams they signed with.
Thanks as usual to Pro Football Focus (subscription required) for their strong statistical support. All financial terms mentioned in the piece come courtesy of Spotrac (subscription required) while the depth charts via Ourlads were a major asset as well.