This article is part of our NFL Free Agency series.
With the exception of Jadeveon Clowney and a few other defensive players, we're mostly talking about borderline starters and career backups when we assess the free agent pool in April. If we're dealing with a position like wide receiver — where the free agent talent was weak to begin with — it's kind of like diving for crumbs at the bottom of a dumpster.
Odd enough, the one skill position where multiple starter-quality players remain unsigned is the one where we usually see any half-decent player — plus some lousy ones like Brock Osweiler — cash in big on the open market. With future Hall of Famers playing into their 40s and recent drafts providing an infusion of young QB talent, the 2020 free-agent market was a game of musical chairs where multiple signal callers were left standing.
The situation still has time to sort itself out before Week 1, but that's no consolation to those of us with April drafts/auctions for best ball leagues or dynasty startups. My goal here is to look at remaining free agents that might warrant a late-round pick, or at least to find some guys we can keep in mind for later this year if they happen to land in good situations.
Be sure to check out RotoWire's Free Agent Grid if you're looking for a broader view of what's still available, including defensive players and offensive linemen (but no punters or long-snappers, sorry).
QB Cam Newton
Crazy as it may seem,