Wes Welker to the Bears? Evan Silva weighs in on where he thinks the top 50 free agents will end up.
Evan Silva of Rotoworld.Com compiled a list of the top 50 free agents and forecasted where they will end up.
18. Running back Steven Jackson -- Jackson will void his $7 million player option for 2013, but the Rams still view him as a key component in their offense. The expectation here is that S-Jax signs a deal to finish his career in St. Louis. If he doesn't, the Falcons, Packers, Steelers, and Broncos would be sensible suitors. Jackson would surely look at playoff-contending teams first.
Free Agent Forecast: Rams on a three-year, $17.5 million contract.
Steven Jackson returning to the Rams seems likely and the list of potential suiters seems about right.
30. Wide receiver Danny Amendola -- If Amendola hits the market, expect the Broncos and Patriots to show interest. More likely, the Rams will identify him as a core offensive player and make a competitive offer closer to the eve of free agency. Amendola is St. Louis' only reliable on-field receiver, and his 20 missed games over the past two seasons should bring down his price.
Free Agent Forecast: Rams on a three-year, $18.5 million contract.
The Amendola situation is a stressful one. I see some people saying "let him walk", but he's the Rams only proven wideout. I hope Silva is right and Danny returns to St. Louis.
37. Tight end Dustin Keller -- The Jets can't afford to retain Keller, and he's destined for the open market. Last year's injuries may depress Keller's value some, even if he'll be the premier seam-stretching tight end available with Jared Cook returning to Nashville on the franchise tag. Reunited with Brian Schottenheimer, the Rams could pair Keller with Lance Kendricks in two-tight end sets.
Free Agent Forecast: Rams on a four-year, $22 million contract.
Dustin Keller has ties to Brian Schottenheimer and would fill a need. I know many are clamoring for Notre Dame TE, Tyler Eifert, but signing Keller would fill a need and allow the Rams to address other areas of concern during the draft.
So what say you Rams fans? Do you like this FA scenario or prefer another?