The free agency period is one of the most exciting times of the year for many NFL fans. It’s when franchises throw money at players in a bid to improve their teams. Many of them debate overpaying an established veteran over risking it all on a young college star in the draft. There is no right answer but it’s all very entertaining.
2021 saw one of the busiest free agencies in recent years. This provoked a lot of fan conversation and debate. With the New England Patriots throwing money around, some were worried while others mocked the franchise. So today we’ll take a look at some of the most high-profile moves and fan reactions. Check out the list below via CBS Sports.
30. Jets Sign Corey Davis
The New York Jets made a statement by signing Davis on a three-year contract worth up to $37.5 million. “I feel like this is a good pick up for my Jets,” one fan said on Twitter. “It’s not Juju but it’s a very good wide receiver drafted number five overall so I’m happy.” Anything that looked like improving their weapons for a potential new quarterback was a good move for the New York franchise.
But across the league, this move provoked a mixed reaction. “Paying a former number one pick who barely breaks the top 40 in most receiving categories $12-13 million per year feels like a very Jets move, even for the Jets,” another fan said. However, the one thing that should provide optimism for Gang Green is that the Ravens wanted him. Any statement is a good statement from this franchise.