Bleacher Pass The 2017 NFL season brought with it an influx of marquee contracts, as several franchises were able to make big money in free agency.
The most memorable contracts came from the Jacksonville Jaguars, who signed defensive tackle Datone Jones and wide receiver Kenny Britt to lucrative deals.
Jones was the most notable free agent acquisition this offseason, as the former Florida State standout received a seven-year, $100 million deal from the San Francisco 49ers.
Britt also signed a four-year deal worth $26 million with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Jaguars are a top-five team in terms of cash on the books, and the move to get Britt signed made sense for the Jaguars.
Britt was a top 10 overall pick in 2016 and will likely be an important part of the Jaguars future.
The Chiefs have also made a splash in free agent signings, signing former Patriots defensive end Brian Orakpo and offensive lineman Mike Brisiel.
Brisiel was a key member of the Patriots Super Bowl championship team, and Orakposo has become a solid starter in Kansas City.
The Browns also made big moves in free agents, signing wide receiver Donte Moncrief and running back Isaiah Crowell.
Crowell was the top pick of the Browns in the 2017 NFL Draft and is expected to be a huge part of their success this season.
It was Moncroughs first contract in Cleveland, but he is likely to be an upgrade over the other receivers on the roster.
He is expected a free agent in 2018, but is expected for the Browns to sign him.
The Titans signed running back Derrick Henry to a three-year contract worth $7.5 million.
Henry was an All-Pro in 2017 and was a member of Super Bowl MVP Adrian Peterson’s first two seasons in Tennessee.
Henry is expected back in the Titans backfield, which could be the difference between them and a first-round playoff bye.
The Dolphins signed quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a five-year $46 million contract, making him the highest paid quarterback in the NFL.
Tannehills rookie season was disappointing, but the Dolphins are still looking for a quarterback who can win games with their offense.
They have two proven signal callers in Ryan Tanke and Ryan Tanah.
Tanah signed a six-year extension worth $37 million, making the Dolphins one of the NFL’s most popular franchises.
Tanas contract is expected by many to be paid for with a second Super Bowl appearance.
The Packers signed linebacker Mike Daniels to a four year, $44 million contract.
Daniels played well in his first year in Green Bay, and he is expected in Green Bases new uniform.
Daniels was a big part of Green Bay’s Super Bowl run, leading the NFL with 10 sacks in 2017.
The Jets also made an impact in free-agency signings, as they signed cornerback Antonio Cromartie to a two-year pact worth $12 million.
Cromarties biggest competition is fellow cornerback Darrelle Revis, who is also expected to return to the New York Jets.
Cromarts first contract with the Jets was a three year, free-agent deal worth a reported $30 million.
New York is currently a bottom-feeder in free agencies, but they have added some quality depth through the draft.
They also signed free agent cornerback Justin Gilbert to a one-year rookie contract worth a whopping $7 million.
The Buccaneers signed safety Kam Chancellor to a six year, base salary of $13 million.
Chancellor played for the Atlanta Falcons in 2017, and was considered one of their top safety prospects.
Chancellor is also one of Tampa Bays best defensive backs, and will provide some help to the Bucs secondary.
The Broncos signed linebacker Brandon Marshall to a seven year, three-month contract worth about $15 million.
Marshall has been an All Pro for the past three seasons, and Marshall will be expected to continue his dominance at outside linebacker.
The Steelers signed linebacker James Harrison to a 10 year, two-way contract worth around $37.5-million.
Harrison has started just six games for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but has been a big contributor for the Steelers defense this season, as well as the secondary.
Harrison is also a top playmaker for the defense.
The Eagles signed wide receiver Corey Davis to a deal worth around 20 million dollars, making Davis one of Philadelphias top wide receivers.
Davis was a dominant receiver for the Dallas Cowboys last season, and had a very productive rookie campaign.
Davis has had injuries throughout his career, and is not expected to play a large role for the Eagles this season as they try to get back to the playoffs.
The Bears signed defensive end Adrian Hubbard to a $12.5M contract with a guaranteed salary of more than $8 million.
Hubbard is the most expensive defensive end in free Agency this year.
The Cowboys were able just about all of their new free agents to help them reach the playoffs, and Hubbard is likely one of those free agents.
The Falcons signed