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Mike Sando's articles in the Athletic today and last week list the top 11 free agent signings of 2022 and 2023 by APY. Interesting to see the results of bringing in high-dollar free agents, even after such a short time:

2022 (Status column is mine, based on info in the article -daves):
RankPlayerSigned ByAPYStatus
1Von MillerBUF$20Mmajor injury
2Christian KirkJAC$18M
3Chandler JonesLV$17Moff the deep end
4J.C. JacksonLAC$16.5Mupdate: traded -> NE
5Brandon ScherffJAC$16.5M
6Allen RobinsonLAR$15.5Mtraded -> PIT
7Terron ArmsteadNO$15MPro Bowler
8Haason ReddickPHI$15MPro Bowler
9Foyesade OluokunJAC$15M
10Marcus WilliamsBAL$14Mmajor injury
11Za'Darius SmithMIN$14Mtraded -> CLE

18% Pro Bowlers, 27% starters, 18% suffered major injuries, 36% bust/traded by the signing team.

2023 (ditto):
RankPlayerSigned ByAPYStatus
1Derrick CarrNO$37.5Minjured at the moment
2Jimmy GaroppoloLV$24.25Minjured at the moment
3Javon HargraveSF$21M
4Jawaan TaylorKC$20Munderperforming
5Tremaine EdmundsCHI$18Munderperforming
6Mike McGlincheyDEN$17.5M
7Dre'Mont JonesSEA$17.2M
8Orlando Brown Jr.CIN$16M
9Jessie Bates IIIATL$16M
10Zach AllenDEN$15.9Munderperforming
11Odell Beckham Jr.BAL$15Minjured at the moment
It will be interesting to see how this class turns out!

[Edited with updates 3 Oct 2023 -dbs]
 
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Mike Sando's articles in the Athletic today and last week list the top 11 free agent signings of 2022 and 2023 by APY. Interesting to see the results of bringing in high-dollar free agents, even after such a short time:

2022 (Status column is mine, based on info in the article -daves):


20% Pro Bowlers, 30% starters, 20% injured, 30% bust/traded by the signing team.

2023 (ditto):

It will be interesting to see how this class turns out!

Tremaine Edmunds for $18m is a firing offense for Poles on its own.
 

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The big money FA signs somehow just doesn't work as good in the NFL as they are in the NBA. My guess is football players rely on schemes and coachng much more than basketball players.
 

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Patriots owe JC Jackson a prorated portion of $1.5M salary and can cut him after this year with no dead cap money. And if he's going to turn it around anywhere, going back to New England is prabably the best place. Pretty brilliant move from a risk/reward standpoint.
 

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