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.
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