It's never too early to examine NFL free agency, which will be running the 40-yard dash on one bad wheel this offseason. Lost revenue from the COVID-19 pandemic forced the NFL and NFLPA to negotiate a $175 million salary cap floor for 2021, a sizable dip for projections of well above $200 million.
The final cap number could end up higher than $180 million, but teams are preparing for the worst. This is bad news for the NFL's middle class. This is not so bad news for top-of-the-market players such as Dak Prescott, Trent Williams, Brandon Scherff and Justin Simmons. They'll get paid regardless.
Once colleague Kevin Seifert's top-50 free agent rankings hit the streets a few weeks back, we analyzed rosters, made calls to league personnel and mapped out the best fits for the best players available, led by a massive surprise that Dallas can stop with the use of the franchise tag. Here are my thoughts on each player's ideal landing spot come March: