NFL Free Agency: Day One Winners

Wow, where do we even begin?  With over 40 deals announced -- 20 in a 30-minute period! -- it’s safe to say yesterday was a busy day for the players, teams and fans of the NFL. 


Defense and protecting the QB were the names of the game on day one. So who's doing the best so far?


Denver Broncos

Can you say "all in?"  That describes the Broncos moves to make sure they not only make it to next year’s Super Bowl, but they come home as champions.  They signed two of the top available players in Pro Bowl CB Aqib Talib and S T.J. Ward.  It’s been widely reported that they are the favorites to add Pro Bowl DE DeMarcus Ware.  


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Don’t look now, but the Buccaneers have put together a defense that might just rate up there with the Seahawks and 49ers.  They added Pro Bowl DEs Michael Johnsonand Clinton McDonald to a line that already has Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy. They then snatch up CB Alterraun Verner to go along with last year’s free agent signing, SDashon Goldson, and young studs S Mark Barron and CB Jonathan Banks


Atlanta Falcons

For a team wanting to get tougher on both lines, the re-signing of DT Jonathan Babineaux, the addition of G Jon Asamoah and DTs Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai would suggest they did just that.


Offensive Tackles

Eugene Monroe (Ravens), Branden Albert (Dolphins), Jared Veldheer (Cardinals) and Rodger Saffold (Raiders) we all quickly signed to big money long-term deals within the first hours of the signing period.   Not too long after the intial flurry, Austin Howard (Raiders) was another offensive tackle heading to a new team.



Considered by many as the crown jewel of this year’s free agency class, Pro Bowl S Jairus Byrd signed a 5-year contract with the Saints.  He joined other coveted safeties T.J. Ward (Broncos), Louis Delmas (Dolphins), Mike Mitchell (Steelers), Ryan Mundy (Bears), and Stevie Johnson (Giants) who were added to rosters around the league.


Who was the biggest winner of the first day?

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  • Cincinnati Bengals

    January 3, 2016

    travisnygard · veteran


  • Denver Broncos

    June 4, 2014

    mason12159 · veteran

    we go to Super Bowl and win with demarkus ware

  • New York Giants

    March 19, 2014

    ninjavarun · rookie


  • New England Patriots

    March 15, 2014

    brady390 · practice squad

    lets go pats! Revis, Browner, Edelman!!

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    March 14, 2014

    awesomedufus · draftee

    bucs are smart and ronderocks of course were playoff contenders

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 13, 2014

    sheshankec · 2nd string


  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    March 13, 2014

    Ronderocks · draftee

    Alright, The Bucs are still making smart moves, we are now playoff contenders!

  • Dallas Cowboys

    March 13, 2014

    dmoya42409 · draftee

    i agree with freebanz224 we are invicible

  • New England Patriots

    March 13, 2014

    perrincg · 2nd string

    pats got Darrelle Revis!!!!

  • Dallas Cowboys

    March 13, 2014

    freebanz224 · draftee

    all of your teams are good but the eagles cant beat us

  • Chicago Bears

    March 13, 2014

    mndabears1 · 2nd string

    plus the broncos lost a lot of guys on defense

  • Chicago Bears

    March 13, 2014

    mndabears1 · 2nd string

    demarcus ware isn't elite anymore

  • Chicago Bears

    March 13, 2014

    mndabears1 · 2nd string


  • Arizona Cardinals

    March 12, 2014

    gav1235 · practice squad

    Broncos might have the best defense this year and one of the best pass rushers too (Demarcus Ware)

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 12, 2014

    akaal · veteran


  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 12, 2014

    phillyrocks81 · draftee

    the broncos seem like the 2011 "dream team" eagles