Twitter Reacts to Big Money Being Thrown Around NFL in 2016 Free Agency

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 9, 2016

Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) celebrates after an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Denver. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 30-24. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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Free agency has arrived in the National Football League, and there are some players who are getting paid as teams around the league aggressively try to improve their squads.

Per usual, Twitter was going nuts as some of the numbers started making their way around the Internet.

It should come as no surprise that quarterbacks were getting some nice contracts. Brock Osweiler reportedly got a four-year, $72 million deal from the Houston Texans, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel got a three-year, $21 million deal from the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Schefter and ESPN colleague Adam Caplan.

Pacts like those left New Orleans Saints quarterback Matt Flynn—who once signed a three-year, $26 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks only to never start a game for the team—flabbergasted: 

The 30-year-old at least had some fun with the predictable responses:

When it came to Osweiler's deal, there were plenty of reactions:

Here are some of the best reactions to NFL free agency:

ESPN's Trey Wingo pointed out a key influence on the process:

And yes, NFL Network's Michael Silver raises a good point:

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