It’s a list highlighted by one of the league’s top veteran defensive backs.
It’s a pass-happy NFL these days and the scoring in the NFL in 2020 was off the charts. But it’s also important to remember that during the 55-year history of the Super Bowl Era that no quarterback has led the league in passing yards and won a Super Bowl title the same season.
And in case anyone missed Super Bowl LV, defense still plays a major role in which team wins a championship. For the second time in three years, a team arrived at the “Big Game” and left without scoring a touchdown. Hence all 32 clubs are usually in the market for help on this side of the ball. And adding a top-notch cornerback can pay immediate dividends.
There will be a lot of talent out there (via Spotrac), but here are five top-notch performers who could move on from their current teams once the NFL new fiscal year begins on March 17.
5. Quinton Dunbar (Seattle Seahawks)
It was a forgettable offseason for a player that the Seattle Seahawks acquired from the Washington Football Team for a fifth-round draft choice in 2020. Quinton Dunbar managed to play in only six games for Pete Carroll’s team and was hampered by a knee injury late in the year. But he totaled 30 tackles (2 for losses), one interception and five passes defensed.
The 6-foot-2, 202-pound pro has totaled 10 picks and knocked down 40 passes in 64 career regular-season contests. His health would be the only major concern.