The Super Bowl is almost here, which means that the 30 other teams not in the big game are looking at ways they can try and get there next season. Free agency will be a major host for some teams and targets are already being scoped out by some.
One free agent who looks to be already getting targeted is New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman. According to Mike Reiss from ESPNBoston, the Patriots may not keep Edelman which may prompt the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans to make a run at him.
As strong of a season as Edelman had, I don’t see the Patriots going in that direction, in part because of the price tag — around $11 million on a one-year deal. My projection on Edelman’s market is that the Patriots should expect it to be in the same range as the deal that Danny Amendola received. I could see a team such as the Texans or Browns seeing it as an ideal fit and taking the bidding to a higher level than the Patriots might be comfortable going.
The Texans make the most sense since new head coach Bill O’Brien has used Edelman in his system before and could plug him in as a target for whoever the Texans end up drafting this April.