But the majority of the league’s 32 teams have already locked in their salary cap plans for the 2019 season, and though there are still a number of quality signings to come, most of the “big deals” and headline makers are done.
So here’s a way-too-early look at who appeared to have the best and worst plans of attack in free agency:
San Francisco: The 49ers may have overpaid for Kwon Alexander, but when healthy he’s a tackling machine you can build a defense around. While Dee Ford arrived in a trade – and the new contract the Niners gave him is a bit over the top too – he should make an outstanding bookend with DeForest Buckner and dramatically improve one of the league’s weakest pass rushes. Tevin Coleman is an instant upgrade for their ground game at a bargain price, and if he’s healthy Jason Verrett could very well prove to be the steal of this year’s free agent crop.
The Niners got that all done while retaining the No. 2 overall pick in the draft and almost $35 million in cap space.