The franchise-tag window is open, and in less than three weeks, free agents will be on the move. At Pro Football Weekly, we certainly have our opinions on who are the best free agents – frankly, more often than not, following the tags tells us as much.
But we're offering something different in this series, by digging a little deeper to bring our readers not necessarily the best free agents but the most interesting. In some cases, the best and most interesting will converge. In other cases, we'll focus on criteria that includes best potential value, most untapped upside, particular positions that will be emphasized and de-emphasized more than usual based on this offseason's supply and demand, and guys whose stock may be up or down based on injuries, suspensions and past miscastings, among others.
We'll begin our position-by-position breakdown with the quarterbacks, and a couple caveats: Tyrod Taylor would top this list if (when) he becomes a Bills cap casualty, and the list isn't meant to be comprehensive — hence the notable absences of guys such as Drew Brees and Case Keenum — but selectively focusing on unique candidates at every position.