Monday, February 11, 2013
Dream free-agent pairings
By Bill Williamson
Free agency begins March 12. A lot will happen between now and then.
Pending free agents will be franchised and re-signed. But for now, let’s connect each AFC West with a dream free agent for them.
Denver: Mike Wallace, WR, Pittsburgh: Wallace may make it to the open market, so Denver can get him. A receiving crew of Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wallace would make Peyton Manning a very happy dude.
Kansas City: Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore: The Ravens are not going to let him go, but if something stunning happened, the Chiefs would jump on Flacco. He is an upper-level quarterback. The addition of Flacco would make the talented, but quarterback-less Chiefs a top level team.
Oakland: Aqib Talib, CB, New England: He is troubled, but he is talented. We saw the impact Talib had in New England. He is a talented player. Cornerback is Oakland’s greatest need. Getting Talib in the free agency (Oakland will be hard pressed to afford him) and a pass-rusher with the No. 3 overall pick would go a long way to fix this defense.
San Diego: Ryan Clady, LT, Denver: New San Diego coach Mike McCoy will love to bring Clady with him from Denver. Left tackle is the Chargers' greatest need. Clady would be a huge help to this offense. But the Broncos have no plans of letting Clady walk.