The 2008-09 season will be coming to an end after the first week of February. Most teams are already sitting on their couches playing video games.
So, with all that being said, I have decided to make a list of the Top 10 free agents who will be looking for new teams this spring.
1. Julius Peppers, DE
Peppers will be coming off a down year. However, a down year for him is 14.5 sacks with five forced fumbles and 51 tackles. Teams will pay a premium for this pass rusher.
2. Steven Jackson, RB
Jackson who is coming off another 1,000 yard season with the 2-14 Rams who had a terrible offensive line. Jackson is a huge half back and there will be a long line of teams waiting line just to talk to him.
3. Marion Barber, RB
Barber is another premiere back in the free agent pool and I question the Cowboys for letting him go. Teams might look at Jackson first but Barber is a great back up plan.
4. Tommie Harris, DT
The 25 year old defensive tackle is a good run stuffer and there are a lot of NFL teams seeking just that. Harris can get to the quarterback on occasion and if I’m the quarterback when he’s charging, I might as well curl up in a ball and die.
5. Nnamdi Asomugha, CB
Asomugha is definitely the best corner back in the pool and possibly the league. He only had one interception—primarily because quarterbacks wouldn’t dare throw in his direction.
6. Albert Haynesworth, DT
Haynesworth recorded 8.5 sacks which is great for an NFL defensive tackle, but his ability to stop the run is why I have him as the sixth best player in free agency.
7. Chris Snee, OG
Snee is one of the finest guards in the NFL and he should get a very hefty contract in return. He is the son-in-law of the Giants’ coach Tom Coughlin (Snee’s previous team), but he will be in a different uniform come week one.
8. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR
Houshmandzadeh has been overshadowed by Chad Johnson, but now T.J. will get his well deserved big-money deal.
9. Will Smith, DE
Smith, the Saints defensive end, isn’t much of a pass rusher, but he should still get fairly nice contract with whoever decides to sign him.
10. Terrell Owens, WR
Despite Owens’ questionable character and being 34 years of age, he should get a fairly nice contract. He still has some great talent left in him…if he decides to use it.
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