By Marc Lawrence — The 2021 NFL free-agency period officially begins on March 17, but speculation about which players might be switching teams this offseason began months ago.
With more than half of the league’s 32 teams rumored to be considering a change at quarterback, with franchises dealing with a lower salary cap and with dozens of big-name players about to hit the market, this free-agency period promises to be one of the NFL’s busiest in years.
NFL Nation breaks down each of the conference team needs, starting with the AFC where Defense figures to be the focus for the Browns, who will look to surround Myles Garrett with more talent.
Meanwhile, with a projected $68 million in salary-cap space, the Jets are one of the few teams positioned to spend aggressively.
For a preview of each of the AFC team needs as we approach free agency, click here.
Other than Gonzaga, Baylor and Michigan, we pose the question: Which team looks to go the furthest in the Big Dance this season?
Our poll at PlaybookSports.com currently shows four teams in a virtual dead-heat, namely Houston, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio State.
Help break the logjam and cast your vote for them, or any of the 4 others, here.
Grinding Out The Profits
From the Playbook Basketball Newsletter: With the big boys joining the fray in the Missouri Valley tourney today, this chilling stat is noteworthy –
Top seed Loyola is an imposing 12-2-1 ATS as a favorite of fewer than 17 points this season.
The Ramblers also the own the nation’s best Scoring Defense, allowing 55.7 points per game this campaign.
With 5 starters back from last season’s 21-win squad they figure to not only cut down the nets in this event but to also go deep in the Big Dance as well.