On the offensive side, superstar quarterback Dak Prescott might hit the market, while difference-makers like wide receivers Chris Godwin, Allen Robinson II and Kenny Golladay and offensive linemen Trent Williams and Brandon Scherff will be free agents. On the other side of the ball, defensive end J.J. Watt was the first domino to fall, signing with the Arizona Cardinals after being released by the Houston Texans.
Salary-cap restraints around the NFL could lead to several big names being moved in trades or released this offseason. According to Albert Breer of The MMQB, New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins and New Orleans Saints receiver Emmanuel Sanders could all be traded in the coming weeks.
In a league driven by quarterback play, a 27-year-old former number one overall draft pick could draw more attention in free agency than many expect. After a five-year run as the starter in Tampa Bay, Jameis Winston saw limited playing time as the part-time backup and third-string quarterback on a one-year deal in New Orleans in 2020. The Florida State product was not given many on-field opportunities, attempting just 11 passes with the Saints.