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Top 25 free agent running backs for 2023

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

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Update: We’ve seen some running backs change teams, but there are still some quality backs out there to be signed. We’ll likely see this list shrink in the next few days.

The 2022 NFL season is officially over and it is time to look forward to the 2023 season. The NFL offseason brings us two huge events that will help shape each team going into next season: free agency and the NFL Draft. The new league year officially opens on March 15, 2023 at 4 p.m ET, which is also the start of free agency.

As usual, we can’t expect good free agent players to move on to new teams. Their own team will get the first shot at re-signing them and for many players, that’s exactly what they’ll do. Players could also get franchise tagged, which would keep them around for another season.

The list for unrestricted free agent running backs this off season is pretty strong. Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs and Tony Pollard are three elite backs that any team would like to have, but there’s a good chance all three will end up back with their old teams.

Top 25 free agent running backs for 2023

Rk Name Pos Age Team 2023 team
Rk Name Pos Age Team 2023 team
1 Saquon Barkley RB 26 Giants Franchise tag
2 Josh Jacobs RB 25 Raiders Franchise tag
3 Tony Pollard RB 26 Cowboys Franchise tag
4 Miles Sanders RB 26 Eagles
5 Damien Harris RB 26 Patriots
6 Rashaad Penny RB 27 Seahawks Eagles
7 David Montgomery RB 26 Bears Lions
8 Ezekiel Elliott RB 27 Cowboys
9 Devin Singletary RB 26 Bills
10 Kareem Hunt RB 28 Browns
11 Jamaal Williams RB 28 Lions
12 Samaje Perine RB 28 Bengals Broncos
13 Alexander Mattison RB 25 Vikings
14 D'Onta Foreman RB 27 Panthers
15 Jerick McKinnon RB 31 Chiefs
16 Raheem Mostert RB 31 Dolphins Dolphins
17 Mike Boone RB 28 Broncos Texans
18 Jeff Wilson RB 28 Dolphins Dolphins
19 Justice Hill RB 26 Ravens Ravens
20 Justin Jackson RB 27 Lions
21 Darrell Henderson RB 26 Jaguars
22 Ty Johnson RB 26 Jets
23 Boston Scott RB 28 Eagles Eagles
24 D'Ernest Johnson RB 27 Browns
25 Trayveon Williams RB 26 Bengals Bengals
26 Jonathan Williams RB 29 Commanders
27 Myles Gaskin RB 26 Dolphins Dolphins