Matt Miller offers current quarterback comparisons for the top-three quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft.
- Miller compares North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz to the Raiders’ Derek Carr, California’s Jared Goff to the Falcons’ Matt Ryan, and Memphis’ Paxton Lynch to the Jaguars’ Blake Bortles.
- Jason Fitzgerald of Over The Cap does not see Bengals WR Marvin Jones receiving more than $7 million per season through free agency.
- Fitzgerald views impending free agent LB Bruce Irvin as a player that could command a contract around $6 million annually.
- As for Raiders LT Donald Penn, Fitzgerald guesses that he will receive a contract around $4 million per year–but it will not be with Oakland.
- Fitzgerald thinks DE Jason Pierre-Paul will be signed to a one-year, $7-8 million contract with a number of incentives since he struggled playing with a cast last season.
- Fitzgerald could see Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne receiving a one-year, $2-3 million “prove it” deal somewhere on the open market.
- For another possible cornerback free agent, Fitzgerald sees Chiefs CB Sean Smith reaching the open market and having a $10-11 million annual asking price.
- As for the two impending cornerback free agents on the Rams, Fitzgerald can only see one of either Janoris Jenkins or Trumaine Johnson re-signing with the team.
- Jason Fitzgerald guesses that the Broncos will place a second round tender on restricted free agent RB C.J. Anderson.
- According to Dan Graziano, the Giants did not approach LT Will Beatty or G Geoff Schwartz about a possible pay cut prior to releasing them.
- Mike Jurecki does not think DE Jason Pierre-Paul will be back with the Giants in 2016.
- Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News believes that finding an edge-rusher is the Jets’ largest priority in the draft in order to keep Sheldon Richardson at his natural position at outside linebacker.
- While HC Todd Bowles said he would like to re-sign NT Damon Harrison, he admitted that it would be hard to bring him back if another team offers a high-paying contract.
- Mehta envisions Harrison commanding a contract that would pay in the $4-5 million range.
- The Jets could save $8 million in cap space without accumulating any dead money by cutting CB Antonio Cromartie.