Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A general view of the NFL logo on the goal post before the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Kansas City Chiefs at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: ESPN poll says Panthers, Cowboys, Chiefs, Seahawks biggest free agency losers


While the NFL’s free agency period is far from over, most of the big name talent has already been scooped up and analysts are starting to come out with their grades.

But ESPN wanted to hear more than what their own analysts has to say, so they asked the viewers who they felt struck out in free agency.

The overwhelming winner were the Carolina Panthers who came away with 52 percent of the vote. Placing well behind in second place were the Dallas Cowboys with 29 percent while the Kansas City Chiefs (10 percent) and Seattle Seahawks (9 percent) rounded out the top four vote receivers.

Understandably the Panthers are leading the fan vote simply because their wide receiver core is laughable and there aren’t exactly any difference makers left in the free agency pool.

As for the Cowboys, the loss of DeMarcus Ware certainly hurt as has the lack of a ‘big name’ addition. But the Cowboys were financially strung and couldn’t do much with limited funds.

In addition, the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks both lost some talent though are among the deepest teams in the league, so the losses won’t sting too much.

Tags: Carolina Panthers Dallas Cowboys Kansas City Chiefs NFL Free Agency Seattle Seahawks

  • paul pace

    Not surprised to see that the Chiefs were in the running but as the article stated the players that the Chiefs lost are not going to decimate the team to the point of desperation. I think the Chiefs will possible have some more movement in FA before it is all said and done. I don’t think there will be any big splashes because all the big name FA’s are gone but Dorsey is good at finding a diamond in the ruff. Time will tell!

  • Kevin Bilbro

    So, per the poll, the Seahawks are big losers because, basically, they didn’t do ENOUGH, as much as other teams. Apparently, re-signing your best players (Sherman, Thomas) isn’t as important as signing tons of players.

    • Earl Robertson

      Lol yea that crazy I would love to have the Seahawks problem

  • Old Frog

    And if we’d kept Ware and Hatcher we’d be Number 1 on the poll for biggest cap losers. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

  • KloverJane

    Raiders at the other end of the spectrum. Finally. The Autumn wind cometh.

  • HD

    Depth…the next stars waiting there turn…resigning your big guns over the next few years (Thomas, Wilson, Sherman)…Bennett this year …resigning McDaniel, our flawless kicker, the #5 backup QB in the league, one of the best Y TE in the league with a reduced contract Miller, Jerron Johnson at S, Jared Allen returns to Seattle today…I don’t think he needed a Starbucks…the big winners will still be winning 3 years from now.