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Reggie White 9 40.91%
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:48 AM   #1
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Default 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

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Old 03-07-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
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i still say **** YOU SHANAHAN for letting Sharpe walk as a free agent.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:48 PM   #3
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8 of the top 9 made it to a Superbowl, 6/9 won.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:06 PM   #5
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:13 PM   #6
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We traded for Zimm if I recall correctly.
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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."
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:15 PM   #8
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Btw this list sucks. Keenan McCardell?
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:41 PM   #9
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Btw this list sucks. Keenan McCardell?
My thought exactly.

Neil Smith?
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:52 PM   #10
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My thought exactly.

Neil Smith?
Keenan McCardell bossed when he went from cleveland to Jax.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:33 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:34 AM   #12
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A more interesting poll would have been between Manning and McCaffrey...
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:17 PM   #13
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A more interesting poll would have been between Manning and McCaffrey...
Would not be scientific as too many people get Manning confused with McCaffrey.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:24 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:45 PM   #15
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Hate this list. How many on that list was considered first ballot HOFers at the time they became FA? Stupid list.
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Greatest Broncos FAs.... Manning, McCaffery, N.Smith, R.Smith
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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....
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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.
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Worst one we lost? Trevor Pryce should have been retained.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #20
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Montana was traded
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Joe Montana? Marcus Allen?

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





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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
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Greatest Broncos FAs.... Manning, McCaffery, N.Smith, R.Smith
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Peyton Manning is #1....followed by Joe Montana....followed by Drew Brees.
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