The first week of 2018 NFL free agency may be winding down, but the excitement level shouldn’t be.
Sure, many of the big names found homes shortly after the new league year officially opened Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET. nfl jerseys wholesale The number of deals announced during the “legal tampering” period took some of the drama out of the official start of free agency. However, impact free agents don’t always sign on that first day.
Just look at the Minnesota Vikings’ signing of Case Keenum last offseason. Keenum proved to be a difference-maker, nfl jerseys china but he didn’t join Minnesota until the end of March. (Granted, Keenum’s arrival on the Vikings didn’t look like a big deal at the time.)nfl wholesale jerseys
We’re still early enough into free agency that many of the signings remain attention-grabbing. Minnesota’s latest deal—a one-year contract with defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter—is a prime example.
Minnesota’s agreement with Richardson was far from the only move made Friday. Let’s examine the biggest winners and losers of the day, grade the most notable moves and look ahead at the impact of the activity.official nfl jerseys cheap
The Vikings kicked off the new league year with a pair of moves to fill their quarterback vacancy. Minnesota inked new starter Kirk Cousins to an unprecedented three-year, fully guaranteed deal nfl authentic jerseys and traded for Trevor Siemian to be his backup.
On Friday, the team added a significant piece to its defense by signing Richardson. He’s a versatile defensive lineman who can plug the middle in the run game, create interior pressure and occupy blockers. His presence should make edge-rushers like Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter even more dangerous.