Who are top restricted free agents?
Most RFAs don't change teams, but some on this list may be tempting
Restricted free agents rarely change teams these days. But it could happen -- an opposing team could value one of these players more than his current club. This list is a ranking of restricted free agents' worth. Do teams agree? We'll soon to find out.
Each team has to decide what tender to put on its restricted free agents, which in turn determines what a team gets in compensation if the player signs elsewhere. Tendering one of their own too high should ensure that a team keeps the player, but also takes a bigger cut of the salary cap pie. It's a balancing act.
Here is my list of the NFL's top 20 restricted free agents for 2013:
To see the rest of Matt Williamson's list of the top 20 restricted free agents, you must be an ESPN Insider.
NFL On ESPN
- Manning Invests In Broncos
- 2015 contract