2021 NFL free agency: 3 bold predictions before the frenzy begins
Many will have to take short-term deals
The Coronavirus has affected many people across the world as many have lost friends and loved ones. It has been a tough year in almost every aspect for everyone, the NFL was no exception to this. Businesses have really struggled during these times and even though it is hard to feel bad for NFL teams with their billion-dollar listings, they have had troubles too. It might not be as dire as an everyday working person that owns and operates a small business in your town but this could change how franchises approach free agency this year.
Life seems to be starting to head into a positive direction going forward as the end of this year might become more normal than ever. Spending to the cap or getting enough cap space might be a hard situation for many squads across the NFL. Signing big free agents to huge contracts might not be as common as past offseasons but players could still get rich.
Many options of short-term contracts could be given out on a nice deal that would make sense. Some names like Patrick Peterson, Dak Prescott, Trent Williams, Allen Robinson, Bud Dupree, Aaron Jones, and many more will be looking for new homes soon. This pandemic’s effect on how teams negotiate could lead to a stall in how big of a market these players generate going forward, which will provide others a chance to offer shorter deals.