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Bronco Rob 03-07-2013 09:48 AM

In honor of the 20th Anniversary Of Free Agency: The Top 20 free-agent signings in NFL history
 
Top 20 free-agent signings in NFL history

(as per NFL.com's Jim Reineking)

20. Peyton Manning (2012, Denver Broncos)
19. Darren Sharper (2009, New Orleans Saints)
18. Simeon Rice (2001, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
17. Bryce Paup (1995, Buffalo Bills)
16. Michael Turner (2008, Atlanta Falcons)
15. Ed McCaffrey (1995, Denver Broncos)
14. James Farrior (2002, Pittsburgh Steelers)
13. Keenan McCardell (1995, Jacksonville Jaguars)
12. Priest Holmes (2001, Kansas City Chiefs)
11. Mike Vrabel (2001, New England Patriots)
10. Kevin Mawae (1998, New York Jets)
9. Rod Woodson (1998, Baltimore Ravens)
8. Shannon Sharpe (2000, Baltimore Ravens)
7. Rich Gannon (1999, Oakland Raiders)
6. Curtis Martin (1998, New York Jets)
5. Charles Woodson (2006, Green Bay Packers)
4. Kurt Warner (2005, Arizona Cardinals)
3. Deion Sanders (1994, San Francisco 49ers; 1995, Dallas Cowboys
2. Drew Brees (2006, New Orleans Saints)
1. Reggie White (1993, Green Bay Packers)





http://www.nfl.com/photoessays/0ap10...in-nfl-history

BroncoMan4ever 03-07-2013 01:08 PM

i still say **** YOU SHANAHAN for letting Sharpe walk as a free agent.

ColoradoDarin 03-07-2013 01:48 PM

8 of the top 9 made it to a Superbowl, 6/9 won.

broncocalijohn 03-07-2013 01:59 PM

No Dale Carter?

Beej 03-07-2013 02:06 PM

Gary Zimmerman?

bpc 03-07-2013 02:13 PM

We traded for Zimm if I recall correctly.

crowebomber 03-07-2013 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beej (Post 3806813)
Gary Zimmerman?

Broncos traded for him, but I had to look it up!

"Originally selected by the New York Giants in the first round of the 1984 supplemental draft, Zimmerman's signing rights were traded to the Minnesota Vikings for two second-round picks in the 1986 draft. Also drafted by the Los Angeles Express of the failed United States Football League, Zimmerman spent two seasons with the Express before reporting to the Vikings in 1986. Gary was later acquired by the Denver Broncos in a trade with Minnesota prior to the last preseason game of the 1993 season."

bpc 03-07-2013 02:15 PM

Btw this list sucks. Keenan McCardell?

gunns 03-07-2013 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bpc (Post 3806819)
Btw this list sucks. Keenan McCardell?

My thought exactly.

Neil Smith?

SonOfLe-loLang 03-07-2013 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gunns (Post 3806868)
My thought exactly.

Neil Smith?

Keenan McCardell bossed when he went from cleveland to Jax.

Durango 03-08-2013 02:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beej (Post 3806813)
Gary Zimmerman?

Has to be among the great FA moves.

Elway was dogged his entire career by the lack of a top-rate LT. Until Zimmerman. Add Terrell Davis and Super Bowl trophies soon follow.

Pick Six 03-08-2013 08:34 AM

A more interesting poll would have been between Manning and McCaffrey...:thumbs:

broncocalijohn 03-08-2013 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crushaholic (Post 3807061)
A more interesting poll would have been between Manning and McCaffrey...:thumbs:

Would not be scientific as too many people get Manning confused with McCaffrey.

03-08-2013 04:24 PM

The list stinks like old rotten cheese. Reggie White always gets too much credit. That team succeeded on the back of Favre and the offense.

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun 03-08-2013 04:45 PM

Hate this list. How many on that list was considered first ballot HOFers at the time they became FA? Stupid list.

Mogulseeker 03-08-2013 05:08 PM

Greatest Broncos FAs.... Manning, McCaffery, N.Smith, R.Smith

ColoradoDarin 03-08-2013 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerseyboiler120 (Post 3807410)
The list stinks like old rotten cheese. Reggie White always gets too much credit. That team succeeded on the back of Favre and the offense.

Yeah, who needs a #1 ranked defense....

DomCasual 03-08-2013 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by broncocalijohn (Post 3806808)
No Dale Carter?

One of the worst moments in Broncos history. Honestly, I don't know that I've ever despised an NFL player more than Dale Carter.

KipCorrington25 03-08-2013 05:51 PM

Worst one we lost? Trevor Pryce should have been retained.

03-08-2013 06:38 PM

Joe Montana? Marcus Allen?

03-08-2013 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FearLanier (Post 3807456)
Joe Montana? Marcus Allen?

Montana was traded

Bronco Rob 03-09-2013 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FearLanier (Post 3807456)
Joe Montana? Marcus Allen?


Jarred Allen. His first season in Minnesota he had more sacks that the entire kansas city chefs did.





:thumbs:

errand 03-10-2013 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FearLanier (Post 3807456)
Joe Montana? Marcus Allen?

Montana was acquired via trade.......

Allen while a good player really didn't do a whole hell of a lot in KC...

1993 KAN 206 764 3.7 39 12 34 238 7.0 18 3
1994 KAN 189 709 3.8 36 7 42 349 8.3 38 0
1995 KAN 207 890 4.3 38 5 27 210 7.8 20 0
1996 KAN 206 830 4.0 35 9 27 270 10.0 59 0
1997 KAN 124 505 4.1 30 11 11 86 7.8 18 0

titan 03-10-2013 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MariusPontmercy (Post 3807427)
Greatest Broncos FAs.... Manning, McCaffery, N.Smith, R.Smith

and Steve Watson

Hamrob 03-10-2013 05:02 PM

Peyton Manning is #1....followed by Joe Montana....followed by Drew Brees.


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