The most FAMOUS remaining NFL free agents
Seaside Joe 832
These players may or may not fit the Seahawks, but they are the most famous players who are free agents and not yet retired:
Le’Veon Bell - The two-time first team all-pro says that he will play much better than he did with the Jets. Bell had 63 carries for 254 yards and 13 receptions for 99 yards in nine games with the Chiefs last season. The last time Bell averaged more than 4.0 yards per carry in a season was 2016. The next year, Bell led the NFL in rushing attempts and I wrote many times back then that players who cross over 400 touches are doomed to hit road blocks. Sure enough, Bell had 406 touches in 2017 and he’s never been the same.
Sheldon Richardson - The 2013 Defensive Rookie of the Year, Richardson is more proof that the Jets aren’t bad drafters, necessarily, they’re just terrible with handling what talented players they do acquire. Richardson is durable and in 32 games with the Browns over the last two seasons, he averaged 63 tackles and 4 sacks per season.
Geno Atkins - He made the Pro Bowl in every season from 2014 to 2019, but Atkins essentially had 2020 off and he’s looking for his first non-Bengals team of his career. He had surgery on a torn rotator cuff in January. The Cowboys are mentioned as a potential destination. He is 33.
Richard Sherman - Sherman is another player who never recovered from his first injury blip. After being in every game over his first six seasons, Sherman hasn’t had a full campaign in any of the last four and he missed 11 games in 2020. Reunions with the 49ers or Seahawks are still up in the air.
Todd Gurley - It’s really hard to believe that he’s only 26. Gurley averaged 3.5 yards per carry and 6.6 yards per reception with the Falcons last season. He actually hasn’t missed more than two games in any season since his rookie year. Gurley had a meeting with the Lions recently.
Larry Fitzgerald - He didn’t retire. He didn’t tell the Cardinals he was coming back. We haven’t heard if the Cardinals want him back. And he might actually put on a different uniform before he does retire. I don’t think anybody would doubt his condition, even at 38, and it’s possible that Kliff Kingsbury’s offense / Kyler Murray’s passing limitations have hurt Fitzgerald’s production in the last two years.
Dez Bryant - It’s amazing that he made it back once already. Bryant played in six games for the Ravens in 2020, catching six of 11 targets for 47 yards. That could be why we don’t see Bryant again but similar to Murray, maybe Lamar Jackson’s offense held back his production opportunities.
Ezekiel Ansah - Ansah’s career is over, let’s just be fair about that. The former top-10 pick made one Pro Bowl and over his last three seasons and he totaled 6.5 sacks in 21 games. He hasn’t retired, but he played in only two games in 2020.
Melvin Ingram - Ingram went to the Pro Bowl in 2017, 2018, and 2019, but those last two Pro Bowl seasons weren’t that spectacular. He played in seven games in 2020 and had zero sacks.
Honorable mentions: Russell Okung, Justin Houston, KJ Wright, Olivier Vernon, Malik Hooker, Jurrell Casey, Kawann Short, Everson Griffen, Golden Tate, Alshon Jeffery, Josh Gordon, Josh Norman, Jason Peters, Vic Beasley, Dion Jordan, Tavon Austin
This month I’m watching an A24 produced movie from Showtime every day.
Ex Machina (2014)
I’ve seen this movie a few times already. If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for?