Five Most Head-Scratching Free Agent Signings
The first day of NFL free agency is over and now teams can reflect on the crazy amount of money they spent on their newly signed players. This year we saw some of the biggest contracts being handed out. Some deserve it, and some you just wonder what the team is thinking.
Once 4:00 hit, it felt like the NFL exploded and players were getting signed at a rapid speed. It is very hard to follow every signing especially when everyone is sitting on the edge of their seats waiting to see what the Cowboys do with Tony Romo.
Most of the signings fans knew were coming, but when your team does something like these five did its definitely a "WTF" moment.
1. Bears sign Mike Glennon- Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Mike Glennon hit the jackpot yesterday when he signed a three-year $45 million contract with the Chicago Bears. The Bears are going to pay a dude $15 million a year who wasn't started a game since 2014. The only season Glennon did start, the Bucs went 4-12 and Glennon threw 19 TDs and 9 INTs. Then a year later Glennon split time with Josh McCown.
Clearly John Fox has something against Jay Cutler because Glennon is definitely a downgrade. With the Bears also losing Alshon Jeffrey to free agency yesterday fans can't be too happy. Mike Glennon has three years in Chicago to prove why he's worth all that money before the Bears draft a franchise QB.
You know Jay Cutler is GARBAGE when they replace him with Mike Glennon and then give him $43.5 million over 3 years.
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) March 9, 2017
2. 49ers sign Brian Hoyer- Brian Hoyer has had one interesting career. The San Francisco 49ers signed Hoyer to a two-year deal making this his 7th team in just 8 years. If the 49ers don't end up drafting a QB it looks like Hoyer will be the starter next season.
I guess Kyle Shanahan doesn't remember Hoyers 2014 season with the Browns or his 2015 season with the Texans. Hoyer is not a starting caliber quarterback and not even an average backup. The 49ers need to figure out a better solution before they show the NFL how good Colin Kaepernick actually is.
49ers QB depth chart:
1. Brian Hoyer
2. Matt Barkley
...assuming Jay Cutler is next? David Fales? Josh McCown?
— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) March 10, 2017
3. Kenny Britt signs with the Browns- The Browns signed Kenny Britt to a four-year, $32.5 million contract. The ex-Ram proved that some players care more about money than winning. The former first round pick has not been on a winning team once in his career and it seems that trend is going to continue. After much speculation that he was going to sign with a contender, Britt shocked the NFL with this move.
Many people also believed the Browns were going to spend big on Terrell Pryor this offseason and ruin his chances of ever being a star, but they chose Britt instead. Britt was once a great wide receiver in the NFL and it sucks that his talent is going to go to waste. Remember Dwayne Bowe? Cleveland killed him. Miles Austin? Cleveland. Josh Gordon? Cleveland/Marijuana. Good luck Kenny, you're going to need it.
Ppl ask why Cleveland? Me : why not Cleveland? Why not go somewhere to make a change and start something new. #BePartOfSomethingSpecial
— Kenny Britt (@KennyBritt_18) March 10, 2017
4. Bills sign two Fullbacks- Sean McDermott started his first off-season with the Bills by signing fullbacks Patrick Dimarco and Mike Tolbert. Tolbert was one of the funnest players to watch on the Panthers 2015 super bowl run, his short and stout body made him seem like Cam Newtons pocket pet and he always impressed with his dance moves. Dimarco also was a very good fullback paving the way for Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman last year. So why are they on the same team?
Apparently the Bills think Lesean McCoy is so injury prone they need two big, beefy fullbacks blocking for him. The Bills signing both of them is definitely an interesting tactic and I hope to see them in the backfield together next year making a name for all fullbacks. Daryl "Moose" Johnston should be proud.
So the Bills are signing two fullbacks. They do know this is 2017 and not 1967, right?
— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) March 8, 2017
5. Rams give Robert Woods a five-year, $39 million contract- Who even is Robert Woods? How a player with only 12 career touchdowns gets a $39 million contract is mind boggling. The Rams wanted to make a splash in free agency and that they did. They broke the bank on another fast WR that Jared Goff is mostly going to overthrow. If they think this is a good replacement for Kenny Britt they are going to be terribly mistaken. The Rams need to find a big man to throw to before the Rams have a repeat of last season. I hope for the city of Los Angeles, this offense can figure out how to use the speed.
Money aside, Tavon Austin and Robert Woods make for one hell of an uninspiring WR duo.
— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) March 9, 2017
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