Caplan points out that this is “way too high for a guy who has never played in more than 27 percent of the team’s defensive snaps.”
The Eagles were also involved, but weren’t willing to come close to that kind of offer for Jean-Francois. His position versatility was highly sought after and he should be a decent addition to the Colts front seven, he could have a hard time living up to this deal.
We had him listed as the No. 41 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
Rapoport adds that Jean-Francois intends to visit with teams before ultimately making a decision.
He has a great market shaping up, so it makes sense that he would take his time because the interest is there. More teams could get involved.
Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Browns are also expected to have interest in Jean-Francois.
Previous reports have indicated that as many as six teams could be targeting him this offseason.
Jean-Francois has quickly become of the hottest players on the market, despite playing a little over 300 snaps for the 49ers last season. NFL teams seem to think Jean-Francois is capable of being effective in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defensive scheme, so his versatility could end up paying off in a big way.
It will be interesting to see how much ends up signing for in the next few weeks.