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Top 100 NFL Free Agents for 2020

Who is available in NFL free agency this off-season? We take you through the best players your team might end up signing.

Amari Cooper of the Dallas Cowboys makes a catch while being guarded by Washington’s Jimmy Moreland in the second quarter in the game at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

There are plenty of strong unrestricted free agents going into the 2020 season, but as usual, there will be plenty that end up signing deals with their old team or getting the franchise tag slapped on them. This list has the top-100 free agents, but doesn’t discern between those likely to stay with their teams and those who will hit the open market.

The better a player, the more likely their team will do their best to retain them. Players like Dak Prescott, Drew Brees, Amari Cooper and Derrick Henry are likely to stay with their team, but there’s always the possibility something goes awry.

No matter their age, free agent quarterbacks are going to be high on my list as long as they have shown the slightest bit of ability. This league is predicated on the few top quarterbacks in the league and those reaching toward that top. Prescott is going to stay a Cowboy, but Ryan Tannehill came up huge with the Titans and showed enough to push him right back into the starting quarterback tier. And, if he can come close to his 2019 stats, he’ll be in the Top-15 without much of a sweat. You don’t find those kinds of quarterbacks working at the grocery store.

Tom Brady’s age keeps him from being the top quarterback on the market, but his experience and consistent ability makes him a player with plenty of suitors if he were to leave New England. His free agency bid will be the most talked about of any unrestricted free agent and rightfully so.

Byron Jones is a difference-maker in the defensive backfield and with the Cowboys needing to find ways to pay both Prescott and Amari Cooper, it looks like he will get to go to the highest bidder. There is no doubt his services will hit a high mark as teams like the Eagles and Giants look to grab him from their division rival.

Running backs have lost a lot of appeal in free agency, as other free agent backs who have been paid well recently, have done little in return. Getting young backs on rookie contracts and stacking useful UDFAs and practice squad backs is a perfectly valid plan for teams who want to allocate their money toward a quarterback and offensive line. Melvin Gordon will likely be quite disappointed with his market, especially after sitting out to start last season. Derrick Henry may be the exception to the rule though, as the Titans offense is built around his abilities. He might not get a bidding war to raise his cash numbers but the Titans should pay him well.

Jameis Winston is going to be a fun player to keep tabs on, as he can put up huge numbers in Bruce Arians’ offense, but also huge amounts of interceptions. The quarterback market looks like it will take its cue from whatever Tom Brady does. If he is truly available, he will likely go to a team with a quarterback who has some ability and will want to move on to a team where he can start. Then the dominoes will start to fall.

We will keep track of where each player in the Top-100 ends up, so bookmark this post and keep tabs on the NFL’s off-season movement.

Top 100 NFL Free Agents for 2020

Rank Player Pos. Age 2019 Team 2020 Team
Rank Player Pos. Age 2019 Team 2020 Team
1 Dak Prescott QB 27 Cowboys Cowboys
2 Amari Cooper WR 27 Cowboys Cowboys
3 Ryan Tannehill QB 32 Titans Titans
4 Byron Jones CB 27 Cowboys Dolphins
5 Drew Brees QB 41 Saints Saints
6 Tom Brady QB 43 Patriots
7 Jameis Winston QB 26 Bucs
8 Jadeveon Clowney 3-4 OLB 27 Seahawks
9 Yannick Ngakoue 4-3 DE 25 Jaguars Jaguars
10 Chris Jones DT 25 Chiefs Chiefs
11 Philip Rivers QB 38 Chargers Colts
12 Hunter Henry TE 25 Chargers Chargers
13 Shaq Barrett 3-4 OLB 27 Bucs Bucs
14 Arik Armstead 4-3 DE 26 49ers 49ers
15 Brandon Scherff G 28 Washington Washington
16 A.J. Green WR 32 Bengals Bengals
17 Jack Conklin OT 26 Titans Browns
18 Austin Hooper TE 25 Cardinals Browns
19 Dante Fowler Jr 3-4 OLB 26 Rams
20 Bud Dupree 3-4 OLB 27 Steelers Steelers
21 Robby Anderson WR 27 Jets
22 Matthew Judon 3-4 OLB 27 Ravens Ravens
23 Anthony Harris S 28 Vikings Vikings
24 Justin Simmons S 26 Broncos Broncos
25 Emmanuel Sanders WR 33 49ers
26 Anthony Castonzo OT 32 Colts Colts
27 Derrick Henry RB 26 Titans Titans
28 James Bradberry CB 27 Panthers Giants
29 Chris Harris CB 31 Broncos
30 Joe Thuney G 27 Patriots Patriots
31 D.J. Reader DT 27 Texans Bengals
32 Javon Hargrave DT 27 Steelers Eagles
33 Teddy Bridgewater QB 27 Saints Panthers
34 Leonard Williams 3-4 DE 27 Giants Giants
35 Cory Littleton ILB 26 Rams Raiders
36 Bryan Bulaga OT 31 Packers Chargers
37 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S 27 Bears
38 Graham Glasgow G 28 Lions Broncos
39 Kelvin Beachum OT 31 Jets
40 Devin McCourty S 33 Patriots Patriots
41 Shelby Harris 3-4 DE 29 Broncos
42 Melvin Gordon RB 27 Chargers
43 Trae Waynes CB 28 Vikings Bengals
44 Breshad Perriman WR 26 Bucs
45 Logan Ryan CB 29 Titans
46 Jason Peters OT 38 Eagles
47 Kyle Van Noy 4-3 DE 29 Patriots Dolphins
48 Prince Amukamara CB 31 Bears
49 Eric Ebron TE 27 Colts
50 Jamie Collins 4-3 OLB 30 Patriots Lions
51 Tre Boston S 28 Panthers
52 Carl Nassib 4-3 DE 27 Bucs
53 Jimmy Smith CB 32 Ravens
54 Jarran Reed DT 27 Seahawks
55 Everson Griffen 4-3 DE 32 Vikings
56 Robert Quinn 4-3 DE 30 Cowboys Bears
57 Darqueze Dennard CB 28 Bengals Jaguars
58 Troy Hill CB 29 Rams
59 Kenyan Drake RB 26 Cardinals
60 Michael Brockers 3-4 DE 29 Rams Ravens
61 Jason Pierre-Paul 3-4 OLB 31 Bucs Bucs
62 Connor McGovern C 27 Broncos
63 Bradley Roby CB 28 Texans Texans
64 Demar Dotson OT 34 Bucs
65 Blake Martinez ILB 26 Packers Giants
66 Joe Schobert ILB 26 Browns Jaguars
67 Damarious Randall S 28 Browns
68 Vonn Bell S 25 Saints
69 Brian Poole CB 27 Jets
70 Kendall Fuller CB 25 Chiefs
71 Ndamukong Suh DT 33 Bucs
72 Gerald McCoy DT 32 Panthers
73 Damon Harrison DT 31 Lions
74 Andrew Whitworth OT 38 Rams
75 Mackensie Alexander CB 26 Vikings
76 Mike Daniels 3-4 DE 31 Lions
77 Ronald Darby CB 26 Eagles
78 Marcus Mariota QB 26 Titans
79 Shaq Lawson 4-3 DE 27 Bills
80 Jimmie Ward S 29 49ers
81 Karl Joseph S 26 Raiders
82 Quinton Jefferson DT 27 Seahawks
83 Michael Pierce DT 27 Ravens
84 Marcell Dareus DT 30 Jaguars
85 Devin Funchess WR 26 Colts
86 Eli Apple CB 25 Saints
87 Nigel Bradham 4-3 OLB 30 Eagles
88 Randall Cobb WR 30 Cowboys Texans
89 Jordan Howard RB 25 Eagles Dolphins
90 Danny Trevathan ILB 30 Bears Bears
91 Nelson Agholor WR 27 Eagles
92 Jabaal Sheard 4-3 DE 31 Colts
93 Derek Wolfe 3-4 DE 30 Broncos
94 Demaryius Thomas WR 32 Jets
95 Maliek Collins DT 25 Cowboys
96 Ted Karras C 27 Patriots
97 Nick Kwiatkoski ILB 27 Bears
98 Kevin Johnson CB 28 Bills
99 Andrew Billings DT 24 Bengals
100 Michael Schofield G 29 Chargers
101 Tony Jefferson S 28 Ravens