Teddy Bridgewater to the Colts? Shaq Barrett to the Dolphins? These are the ideal free-agent signings for all 32 teams.

Teddy Bridgewater to the Colts? Shaq Barrett to the Dolphins? These are the ideal free-agent signings for all 32 teams.

There were a few weeks of downtime after the Kansas City Chiefs took home the Lombardi trophy — unless, of course, you’ve joined the XFL wave — but the football schedule is set to ramp up again in the coming weeks. The NFL combine is followed two weeks later by the opening of free agency, allowing teams to go after proven commodities with their available cap space. That’s an opportunity the NFL draft doesn’t necessarily provide.
However, with that opportunity comes risk, as making the wrong or right moves in free agency can push a franchise to sink or swim. Keeping cap situations in mind, this list gives all 32 teams one free agent not already on the roster whom they should pursue this offseason. Franchise tags and in-house extensions will take some of them off the market, but if each of these players does become available, there should be at least one interested suitor.
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2019 team: Jaguars | Age: 24
Ngakoue hasn’t exactly given off strong vibes that he wants to remain in Jacksonville with the cryptic tweets that he has been firing off, and one fan base that has been particularly interested in acquiring Ngakoue’s talents has been that of the Bills. The fit makes sense. With Lorenzo Alexander retiring and Shaq Lawson entering free agency himself, there’s a void in the Buffalo pass rush that needs to be filled, and Ngakoue’s three-year pass-rush grade of 88.6 ranks 11th at the edge defender position over that span. The Bills have the need and the cap space to pursue a high-level pass-rusher such as Ngakoue, and they likely will do just that when the time comes.
2019 team: Buccaneers | Age: 27
There aren’t many players who improved their stock more than Barrett did during the 2019 season. It wasn’t necessarily because he played a whole lot better than he had in previous years; he just had more opportunity to show what he could do in a full-time role with the Buccaneers. He used that opportunity to end the season as the league leader in sacks. When it comes to resources, the Dolphins have more than any other team in the NFL, and their top edge rusher (Vince Biegel) had just 33 pressures last season — 48 fewer than Barrett had. Needless to say, they could use someone with his talents.
2019 team: Chargers | Age: 25

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