Aside from whoever winds up signing receiver Dez Bryant, running back C.J. Anderson or defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, most NFL teams already have their 2018 starting lineup in place.
With the first few waves of free agency and the draft now over, it’s safe to analyze how teams are projected to shake out on the field this coming season.
Teams’ success should be measured by their record in games decided by multiple scores, not those decided by single scores.聽
For the most part, the ability to win close games does not translate from year to year. In fact, teams that do get lucky in close games tend to have a dramatic drop聽in record the next year.
Authentic Kids Nick Novak Jersey This should worry Pittsburgh Steelers fans, who went 8-2 in single-score games last year. On average, they played more like like a nine-win team than a 13-win team in 2017. Other than at safety, where the Steelers drafted Terrell Edmunds and signed Morgan Burnett this offseason, it’s hard to pinpoint where they have improved.
With both Cleveland and Baltimore flooding assets into their passing games, the gap in the AFC North appears poised to narrow. While Ben Roethlisberger is still of one of only three active AFC quarterbacks to have been to the Super Authentic Marwin Evans Jersey Bowl, the Steelers aren’t the overwhelming division favorites that they used to be.
According to OvertheCap.com, the Eagles would save $11 million in cap space if they were to trade Foles after June 1st. A potential trade would leave just $2 million in dead money on the books. Prior to the new deal, the Eagles saved around $6 million by moving Foles.
Foles’ cap hit for the 2018 season is a whopping $13.6 million.
For an Eagles’ team that is currently just $2.1 million under the salary cap and that is before signing running back Darren Sproles and their 2018 draft class the $11 million saved against the cap is no small matter.
If you stopped watching the Texans when Watson went down, you likely missed why they lost enough games to send the Cleveland Browns the fourth overall pick. First, their offensive line was a liability across the board. Second, their defensive backfield was one of the worst in the NFL, if not the聽worst.
Daryl Williams Game Jersey Last year, the Texans basically punted on free agency. This year, they had no picks in the first two rounds of the draft. Outside of betting on safety Tyrann Mathieu to bounce back and hoping J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus recover from their 2017 injuries, there isn’t much reason to think Houston will progress in 2018.