The official communication period for free agency has begun, and the upcoming moves on the open market will shape how NFL franchises arrange their board for the 2018 NFL draft.
McCarron, 27, has made just four starts in his NFL career: three at the end of the 2015 regular season and one in the playoffs in place of an injured Andy Dalton. He won a grievance against the Bengals earlier in the offseason to become an unrestricted free agent after the team had argued that he had only three years of service time and thus should be classified as a restricted free agent. Given his age, its possible the Bills – or another team – could look at McCarron as a long-term answer at the position.
Major dominoes must fall—namely Kirk Cousins, Allen Robinson and Case Keenum, among others—but we already know quarterbacks will be popular players early in the first round.
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So, the key question is whether the Denver Broncos and/or New York Jets will have already filled that need. If yes, that could bump two heralded prospects up the board. As a result, will the Buffalo Bills or a different team feel compelled to trade up?
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