Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds is not going to be a free agent this offseason but he expects things to be crazy when the new league year begins next month in the NFL. The Cardinals should be active.
But Edmonds anticipates that free agency will go differently than in years past. Because of the salary cap expected to go down as much as $23 million, there won’t be as much money to throw around, especially since so many teams are projected to be over the cap.
This is what Edmonds tweeted on Wednesday about next month.
This free agency Gon be wild. Gonna be a lot of REALLY good players take one year rentals because that salary cap. Super teams type. IMO we Gon see tho
— Chase Edmonds (@ChaseEdmonds22) February 17, 2021
He expects there to be a lot of players signing one-year deals and that players could be trying to load up on teams already favored to make the playoffs. Just how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers loaded up on veteran talent last season and ultimately won the Super Bowl, that could be a trend this offseason.
The Cardinals, who have quarterback Kyler Murray on his rookie contract, could be a team that tries to build its 2021 roster like that.
The window for teams to begin making contact with scheduled free agents in March 15. It won’t be long after that when we see the direction of free agency in the league this offseason.