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6 Most Overrated NFL Free Agents This Year

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Even though it's the offseason, NFL free agency still hasn't technically started yet. On March 13, teams will officially be able to sign free agents and attempt to build a roster that won't lose to the New England Patriots in 2019. While some teams will see more success adding free agents than others, a handful of these players are almost certainly going to be overpaid. 


It happens every year, where teams overrate a player who performed well on his former team and spend way too much money trying to sign him. Needless to say, these moves almost always come back to bite the team. So with that in mind, here are the six most overrated free agents on the market this year.  

6. Devin Funchess, WR

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Funchess is another receiver that has underachieved with a good quarterback, and he will probably be poached by a wide-receiver needy team. Despite less competition at wideout for the Panthers last year, Funchess still had only 44 receptions for 549 yards. He might be able to go somewhere as a token jump-ball receiver, but if someone pays him like a No. 1 wideout, it probably won't end well. 

5. Teddy Bridgewater, QB

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It's hard not to root for Teddy Bridgewater after what he's been through with his leg injury, but we also have to be realistic here. Bridgewater hasn't been an NFL starter since 2015, and he certainly didn't look great in his one regular season game for New Orleans last year. He'll likely get a chance somewhere, but it remains to be seen if a team should fully commit to him. 

4. Tyrell Williams, WR

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There seems to be a recent pattern in NFL free agency where a receiver who was decent as a No. 2 or No. 3 option on one team goes on to receive a huge pay boost to be the No. 1 option on a lesser team. It almost never works out, and this year that guy could be Los Angels Chargers WR Tyrell Williams. Williams had 41 receptions, 653 yards and five touchdowns for the Chargers in 2018, but that was with Philip Rivers at quarterback. He's a good second or third option, but who knows how he would perform with more defensive attention and a different QB.

3. Nick Foles, QB

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Nick Foles is a Super Bowl champion, but he's never been particularly good outside of Philadelphia and his recent miraculous postseason performances. Of course, his one year on the Los Angeles Rams was partly marred by Jeff Fisher, but some of the teams interested in Foles don't exactly have offensive geniuses behind them. Foles is a solid clutch quarterback, but he might not be as good as his Super Bowl run leads some to believe. 

2. Le'Veon Bell, RB

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The issue here isn't that Le'Veon Bell wasn't good when he played, it's that he hasn't played in over a year and there's going to be some rust when he comes back. Also, the running back position simply isn't as important as it used to be. Just take a look at what happened to Todd Gurley in the playoffs. If the best running back in the league can be replaced on a dime by someone like C.J. Anderson from the waiver wire, then how much is Bell really worth?

1. Ndamukong Suh, DT

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Suh is still an absolute force in the trenches when he wants to be, but he's 32 years old and practically coasted through the 2018 regular season. He finished last year with only 4.5 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss, but he still carries a lot of name recognition, which will likely get him a bit more attention and money than he truly warrants. Suh is a good defensive tackle at this point, but he's not a franchise-changing player anymore. 


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