NFL teams shouldn't get a free agent wide receiver says former GM

Published Add your comment

Former NFL general manager, Bill Polian has warned teams against splashing out on free agent wide receivers this summer.

Polian, who worked as an executive for the Indianapolis Colts between 1997 and 2011 described free agents as "B players" and cautioned teams against overpaying for them.

“Our philosophy was to try to build from within with those kinds of players,” said Polian. “I think you can add one or two special skill sets through free agency. But keep in mind, and this is more of a general answer than specific, the best players are not in free agency."

“The best players are signed,” he said. “These are essentially B players whose agents are looking for A money." Polian explained.

There are a number of receivers around this league who are likely to end up in free agency including Eric Decker, Golden Tate and Hakeem Nicks who have all played in Super Bowls.

Teams may be tempted to heed Polian's advice however with a draft class which includes a number of highly-valued receivers who are likely to be taken in the first and second rounds of the draft.

Free agency is due to start officially next week, but teams are allowed to communicate with prospective free agents starting this weekend.

Expect the higher caliber players to be offered good contracts sooner rather than later.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:


Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again