Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Chiefs are likely to pass on their option on Foles’ contract for the 2017 season. Previous reports had pegged his salary at over $10 million, but Garafolo reports he’s actually due $6.4 million. Either way, that’s money the Chiefs will have to spend elsewhere.
The NFL Players Association had listed Foles’ potential 2017 cap number as $10.75 million, but that number is incorrect. Foles’ option is instead a more manageable $6.75 million, with a base salary of $6.4 million.
It’s important to note that there are multiple types of free agents, and the charts below are broken down by unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents and exclusive rights free agents. There’s a brief explanation on each of the designations and what they mean in simple terms, and also by how they’re officially defined in the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Here’s the good news: this is the best offseason in years to have a hole at running back. Several high-profile backs are set to hit the market during free agency, and an incoming draft class so deep at the position could drive their asking prices down significantly.
1) Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: It can get awkward when a franchise legend's salary-cap number exceeds his value. Charles has played only eight games over the last two seasons because of knee injuries, and general manager John Dorsey is digging for cap room. The team can save $6.187 by cutting Charles, money that can be used to sign safety Eric Berry.
BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com put out the official list of Chiefs free agents and Mauga’s name is listed. So, yeah, that’s confirmed. He’s scheduled to be a free agent in March.
The Tigers finished second in Class 6A last fall, and Driskell was the Kansas City Chiefs’ selection for Kansas high school football coach of the year. Driskell also taught classes and was the head boys’ track and field coach at Blue Valley.
Jones, a former three-star prep recruit from Diamond Bar, Calif., is generally considered the Huskies’ best pro prospect, and NFL.com compares him to former UW cornerback Marcus Peters, an All-Pro with the Kansas City Chiefs this season. According to Pro Football Focus, opponents threw at Jones just 48 times in 14 games last fall.
Vince Young comeback to the NFL is indeed a "dream.’’ But he’s being represented by an agent who knows all about quarterbacks, about creating buzz and desire, and about comebacks. … a fact that inches it just a little closer to reality.
The scouting reports I’ve read rave about his football character and knowledge. Coming from a football family shows that along with his production. On the field, this NFL.com scouting report questions his speed. But when I think of an Andy Reid receiver, I think of speed - DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Tyreek Hill.