NFL free agents 2020: Recapping best available players who could make an impact

NFL free agents 2020: Recapping best available players who could make an impact

We're more than two weeks into NFL free agency, and even though most of the top players available have found new teams, there are many quality players who remain unsigned.

Spotrac tweeted out a list of the best available free agents Thursday, and fans will recognize all or most of these names.

The two most notable free agents are quarterbacks: Cam Newton and Jameis Winston.

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Newton was released by the Carolina Panthers last month after the team was unable to trade him. The former league MVP missed most of the 2019 season with a left foot injury, but if healthy, he's still a very good quarterback and definitely starting caliber. Newton would also be a great option for a team that might be a quarterback upgrade away from being a serious postseason contender, and with the league officially adding a third wild card playoff team earlier this week, more teams should consider signing Newton.

Winston is a different story. It's hard to look past his league-leading 30 interceptions last season. That said, he also led the league in passing yards and ranked second in passing touchdowns. Winston still is better than most backup quarterbacks around the league.

It's a little surprising Logan Ryan is unsigned. The veteran cornerback is a talented player and has loads of playoff experience, including two Super Bowl rings from his career with the New England Patriots. Ryan spent the last three seasons with the Tennessee Titans, with whom he played an important role on some very good pass defenses. He'd be a solid upgrade for any contending team's secondary.

Another intriguing player is defensive end Everson Griffen. He's tallied 26.5 sacks over the last three years, including eight last season for the Minnesota Vikings. Griffen is 32 years old, but 2019 showed he still can be a productive player on a good team.

Unfortunately for the Patriots, they only have about $900,000 in salary cap space. So, unless the team creates more cap space, it's unlikely any of the players listed in the tweet above will be playing in Foxboro next season.

NFL free agents 2020: Top 15 free agents remaining

NFL free agents 2020: Top 15 free agents remaining

A good chunk of NFL free agency has come and passed. At the stroke of noon on Monday, March 16, the NFL's legal tampering period began. What followed that was a flurry of announced deals that couldn't be signed until the new league year opened at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 18.

That date has now come and gone as well. Many of the best players on the market have already agreed to terms with their new (or old) teams. That includes quarterback Tom Brady, who will be signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

As the week comes to an end, it's time to do a bit of a reset on our top free-agent rankings. With only five players of our original top 50 overall free agents still available, the market has drastically changed in under a week's time. That said, there are still plenty of potential contributors available at premium positions, and there is quite a lot of depth at the receiver position in particular.

Here's a look at the top 15 players that are still available as NFL free agency continues into another week.

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With Tom Brady reportedly joining Bucs, here's what season tickets will cost you

With Tom Brady reportedly joining Bucs, here's what season tickets will cost you

With Tom Brady reportedly set to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, season tickets are becoming a hot commodity. 

We decided to check in on how much Buccaneers season tickets will cost you now that Brady is headed down south, and we waited in a 50-minute queue just to be able to view and potentially purchase the tickets. 

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Here's how many people were in front of us at the time we joined the queue:

So, 4,669 people were in front of us in line, and that number will most likely only grow after the Brady signing becomes official sometime in the near future. 

When we finally reached the purchase screen there was a map of Raymond James Stadium and you could choose tickets based on the available seats. The prices ranged from about $404.80 per seat to $3,822.50 for the best seats in the house as seen in the photo below. 

For two of the cheapest seats at the stadium, it'll cost you $809.60 for the season -- which isn't necessarily horrible when you think about some of the prices elite NFL teams charge for season tickets. 

For comparison, the Denver Broncos season tickets have a 10-15 year wait time, and the Green Bay Packers have the longest season ticket wait time in the NFL, according to a 2017 article.

Even the New England Patriots have about a 15-year waiting period for season tickets, and that includes a 99-percent renewal rate. 

So, the fact that longtime Bucs fans, newly converted Bucs fans and maybe some former Patriots fans even have the opportunity to purchase season tickets at this point is fantastic for people who want to watch Brady attempt to rule Florida's football scene.