The NFL's All-Bargain Team: Defense
Sorting through the most valuable players on the defensive side of the ball heading into 2022
In a hard-capped sport, value is king. So we’re going position-by-position building a team out the players who represent ‘value’. This is Part II of our All-Bargain team. If you missed part one, breaking down the offensive side of the ball, the rules and notes, you can find it here.
A reminder: There are no rookies and the players are ranked by cap hit, which due to salary cap gymnastics is a poor measure for the long-term but is worthwhile when looking just at 2022.
To the defense.
Rashan Gary, Packers – Cap Hit: $5 million (50th)
Randy Gregory, Broncos – Cap Hit: $6 million (45th)
Marcus Davenport, Saints – Cap Hit: $3 million (90th)
I’ll tell you something about #ThisLeague: It’s pretty, pretty good at figuring out who are the most effective pass-rushers — and those effective rushers get P-A-I-D. Finding value at the position comes down to using some salary cap chicanery *cough* the Saints *cough*, landing a player on a good deal before they ‘break out’, or signing a player with a…
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