The three moves in question are as follows:
- The Jags let Allen Robinson walk, and used the money they would've had to spend on him - on a high-end guard instead. Andrew Norwell from Carolina is widely considered one of the top 3 interior lineman in the NFL. No doubt, the Jags want to be a ground and pound team, and you need a good pulling guard to do so at a high level. That's the upside, the downside is, you just paid a guard 13 million per year. The average guard makes half of that.
- The Dolphins were able to shed north of 30 million dollars off their cap by releasing the bloated contract of Ndamukong Suh and the franchise tagged Jarvis Landry. The downside there, they just lost their best player on offense and one of their 2 best players on defense. The Dolphins would have you believe that neither guy was sold out for the team, either way, their pockets just became a a-whole-lot lighter.
- The Bucs chose to not let Mike Evans get to the point of a franchise tag and instead locked up the 4 year wide receiver to a 5 year deal worth up to 80 million dollars. This makes Evans the 2nd highest paid wide receiver in the league. The upside lies in the fact that he's got abnormal size, speed, and strength for someone at his position. This combination makes him hellish to guard against. The downside is, Evans stats took a nose dive this past season. He went from 1,321 yards and 12 TD's in 2016 to 1,001 yards and 5 TD's in 2017.
For context, here are some other moves these teams have made in the last 24 hours:
Jags: Resigned Marqise Lee WR, signed Donte Moncrief WR
Dolphins: Signed Albert Wilson WR, Danny Amendola WR
Bucs: Resigned Cameron Brate TE and Brent Grimes DB
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