Still, of what’s left in free agency I expect at least five players to make significant impacts in the coming season once they find new homes this spring or summer.
Just for grins I’d like to share my top four, why they intrigue me the way they do and offer some logical landing spots for them.
1. Justin Houston: Houston is not the force he was five seasons ago when he came up just a ½ sack short of breaking Michael Strahan’s single season record for sacks of 22 ½.
The main reason is has awful knees that along with other assorted injuries caused him to miss five games in 2015, 11 in 2016, one in 2017 and four last year. However playing in just 43 games over the past four seasons, Houston still notched 30 sacks including nine in those 12 games last season and 9 ½ the year before, and he is no one-trick pony as he’s excellent against the run too.
My best guess is he’s only still available because of money. Coming off a huge deal in Kansas City that made him a cap casualty, no team is likely to throw a serious guarantee at a 30 year old with a long injury history, but there’s also no hurry for Houston to jump into a bargain deal.
Ideal fits for Houston include: Patriots, Bears, Colts, Eagles, Panthers, Titans, Browns, Falcons.