Every winter, the list of NFL free agents looks tantalizing. And every March, the list shrinks considerably due to extensions and franchise tags. 2023 will be no different.
This year’s class, on paper, is loaded. And a team with enough cap space — like, say, the Chicago Bears —
could build a Super Bowl contender with the players scheduled to hit free agency next spring. But much can and will happen between now and then.
With that in mind, here’s a snapshot in time of the 2023 NFL free agents, broken down by position.
2023 NFL Free Agents by Position Future Hall of Famers, All-Pros, solid starters, and under-the-radar value signings — the group of 2023 NFL free agents has it all.
It’s not every day Tom Brady hits the open market (assuming he wants to return for a 24th season).
While the quarterbacks get all the attention, the real strength of this year’s class is at running back and on the offensive line.
Lamar Jackson would probably become the highest-paid player in NFL history if he reaches the open market.
Spoiler alert: He will not. The Baltimore Ravens will franchise tag him if a deal isn’t reached by March 7. He’s simply too valuable to let walk.
Tom Brady Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Teddy Bridgewater Miami Dolphins
Jacoby Brissett Cleveland Browns
Andy Dalton New Orleans Saints
Sam Darnold Carolina Panthers
Joe Flacco New York Jets
Jimmy Garoppolo San Francisco 49ers
Taylor Heinicke Washington Commanders
Lamar Jackson Baltimore Ravens
Case Keenum Buffalo Bills
Gardner Minshew Philadelphia Eagles
Mason Rudolph Pittsburgh Steelers
Cooper Rush Dallas Cowboys