Looking at 2022 NFL free agency, there are a host of high-end edge rushers who can help your team win next season.
5. Haason Reddick, Carolina Panthers
Reddick has quietly been one of the NFL’s best pass-rushers over the past two seasons, combining for 23.5 sacks between the Panthers and Arizona Cardinals. Now in his mid-20s, Reddick should be able to get a nice contract after bouncing between two teams in as many years. The Panthers would be wise to bring him back as a tandem partner with Brian Burns if they can agree on value.
4. Randy Gregory, Dallas Cowboys
Gregory has had off-field issues throughout his time with the Cowboys, but nobody would dispute how talented he is. In 50 career games, Gregory only has 16.5 sacks but matched his career high with six sacks in 2021. With Dallas being up against the salary cap, it’s likely Gregory is going to test the market. Teams might be hesitant to pay him a ton in guarantees, but the upside is considerable.
3. Harold Landry, Tennessee Titans
Landry exploded onto the scene this year, notching a career-best 12 sacks in 2021 after having 19 sacks through his first three seasons with the Titans. Coming off his rookie deal, it’s possible Tennessee general manager John Robinson uses the franchise tag on him. However, should he get to the open market, he could command a huge deal as a potential perennial Pro Bowler.
2. Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals
Jones has enjoyed one of the most underrated careers in recent NFL history. The New York native has amassed seven years of double-digit sacks while totaling 10.5 in 2021 for Arizona. After 10 seasons, Jones has four trips to the Pro Bowl, while being honored twice as a First-Team All-Pro. Jones is also a member of the 2010s All-Decade Team, and appears to have plenty of juice left for another sizable contract.
1. Von Miller, Los Angeles Rams
Miller is having a terrific stint with the Rams, and if they can find the cap space to retain him under general manager Les Snead, he should be back in Hollywood. However, if he hits free agency, expect Miller to command a nice deal even with his advancing age. Miller is going to walk into the Pro Football Hall of Fame when his career is over, but there should be a few years left in those legs. In 2021, Miller amassed 9.5 sacks between the Rams and Denver Broncos, and is back in the Super Bowl.
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