NFL free agency 2020: Five teams likely to make big splash signings
Time to make a splash
This could be the craziest NFL free agency in years. The Tom Brady era in New England truly might be over. Philip Rivers won't be a Charger. And that's just the start to the QB carousel.
Every year, teams look to take the leap in free agency. These five could unload their wallets and make a splash. Buckle up, this is about to get interesting.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers have their own high-profile free agent in Shaquil Barrett and a decision to make with Jameis Winston. They also have nearly $85 million in cap space, the No. 14 pick in the draft and a coach they believe in.
Tampa won seven games with a QB who has 30-30 vision and Arians didn't exactly give Winston a huge endorsement. The talent is there on the roster and they could really boost it with a big signing or two.
The Colts, another seven-win team, have over $86 million in cap space. Could a new QB be coming to Indy? Perhaps Philip Rivers?
Coach Frank Reich was Rivers' quarterback coach and offensive coordinator with the Chargers for three seasons, from 2015 to 2017. The Colts have a star receiver in T.Y. Hilton, could get another with the No. 13 pick in the draft and have plenty of money to make some moves this offseason. Keep your eyes on the Colts.
Ahh, the AFC South. The Home of Above Average is one of the weirdest conferences in all of sports. The Texans have two of the best at their position -- Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins -- but then there's Bill O'Brien running the show.
Houston has just under $63 million in cap space and has to take advantage of its star power. The Texans were up 24-0 on the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs before watching their lead evaporate. With the right signings, the Texans can be true Super Bowl contenders.
New York Giants
There's no way noted football genius Dave Gettleman screws this up, right? Right?
The Giants have their QB in Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley is something out of a different world when healthy and they added a head coach from the Bill Belichick tree. Add in the No. 4 pick in the draft, the bright lights of the Big Apple and $77.8 million in cap space, and you have a recipe for success. Well, then there's Gettleman. Good luck.
Las Vegas Raiders
Have you heard of that player whose name rhymes with Dom Shady? No guesses. OK fine, yes, we're talking about Tom Brady.
Even if the Raiders don't sign Brady, there still are reasons for them to have a big offseason. In no particular order: Las Vegas (yeah, that's a big deal), $57 million in cap space, two first-round draft picks and Jon Gruden being Jon Gruden. The Raiders are a team on the rise with plenty of holes and a wild card running the show. The Silver and Black could have a big offseason.