NFL free agency

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Free Agency 

  • J.C. Jackson (Patriots—Chargers) 5 year 82.5 million 

One of the Chargers’ biggest weaknesses during the 2021 season was their defense. The had the 4th worst defense in the league, allowing 390 yards per game, and the 3rd worst pass defense in the league. The addition of Jackson should give them a lock down corner to limit passing yards. 

  • Marcus Williams (Saints—Ravens) 5 year 70 million 

The Ravens biggest issue during the 2021 season was injuries. They lost their two starting corners early in the year, and lost their running back, J.K. Dobbins, for the entirety of the season before a snap was even played. The addition of Williams should add even more depth to their already stacked secondary. 

  • Von Miller (Rams—Bills) 6 years 120 million 

Although the Bills had the best ranked defense in the 2021 season, allowing the least number of yards (ranked first in pass defense) and points, the lowest yards per play and tied for third most turnovers. Their only true defensive weakness was their run defense, which ranked 13th in the league according to PFF. Although Miller is 33 years old, he has proven that he is still one of the best defensive ends in the league and should improve the Bills’ run defense. 

  • Terron Armstead (Saints—Dolphins) 5 year 75 million 

The Dolphins’ struggle on offense during the 2021 season was their offensive line, which ranked worst in the league. The offensive line allowed 235 pressures and the worst pass-blocking efficiency in the NFL. The addition of Armstead should be very beneficial to the Dolphins because it will take a lot of pressure off Tua Tagovailoa.  

  • Chandler Jones (Cardinals—Raiders) 3 year 51 million 

Although the Raiders have Maxx Crosby and a good defensive line, they still signed Chandler Jones for 17 million dollars per year. This could be a very helpful signing, not because of struggles with their defensive line, but because the AFC West may be the best division, not only with quarterbacks, but all four teams could be playoffs contenders based on moves they have made in the off season.