The_Commish wrote:Here's what will be available this offseason (at a minimum):
Ricky Williams (which takes away 1 NFL RB starting spot)
To add to that info, here are the teams that could be looking for starter-calibur RBs this offseason.
Eagles (Westbrook is injury prone and they'll be looking to improve, possibly back to an RBBC
, following another NFC championship loss)
Seahawks (assuming SA is gone, and Morris could step in)
Cardinals (Emmitt can't go another year, can he?)
49ers (unless Barlow turns it around)
Broncos (although they could just run a random fan for 1,000 yds if they have to).
Add one of the Vikings RBs and Rudi to that first list and you have 10 RBs, and the second list has ten teams. However, some of those teams won't have cap room to take on a big contract, and the more than half of those teams could reasonably decide that they are ok with what they've got. All of the other starting RB positions are spoken for, and nobody's paying big $ for a backup or RBBC member. As others have mentioned, it doesn't look like a great offseason for an RB to get a big contract.