The 2020 NFL season is upon us as the start of training camps are underway and the first week of the regular season is just around the corner. While most of the big time moves have been performed by the NFL teams for the upcoming season, the idea of what is in store for the 2021 NFL free agent class is enticing for NFL fans around the country. A list that could potentially include Dak Prescott, Joe Mixon, Leonard Fournette, A.J. Green, Keenan Allen and Jalen Ramsey.
While the idea of any one of those players landing on a new team sounds exciting, the big question mark is who are the top 5 potential 2021 NFL free agents who could be on the market. Here is our list of those potential 2021 NFL free agents.
1. Jalen Ramsey
Ramsey is set to enter his final year of his rookie deal as he looks to put on a display of his talents for the rest of the NFL. While Ramsey is an All-Pro caliber cornerback his attitude and questionable off the field comments may have him on his way out of Los Angeles after the 2020 NFL season. For now, Ramsey will look to lead the Los Angeles Rams back to the playoffs this season while also helping him sign a lucrative long term deal.
2. George Kittle
The expectations around most of the NFL is the San Francisco 49ers will either tender him their franchise tender after the season or find a way to lock him up on a new long term deal. That said, at the moment George Kittle is expected to become a free agent before the 2021 NFL season. It is hard to imagine having the option to sign one of the best tight ends in the NFL who is still in the prime of his career.
3. Keenan Allen
With the Chargers showing a sign of moving forward within the AFC West with a slew of young talent, the big question mark is whether the team will elect to bring Keenan Allen back on a long term deal. Allen is entering the 2020 NFL season at just 28 years of age and coming off his third straight 1,000 yard performance and his fourth of his young career. Since entering the league, Allen has 524 receptions and 6,405 yards to go along with 34 touchdown catches.
4. Joe Mixon
The debate could be made whether Mixon, Dalvin Cook or Leonard Fournette will be the headline running back on the market during the 2021 NFL off-season. While Cook’s home run ability makes him the ideal case, his injury concerns makes him a difficult candidate to be the best option available at the running back position. That said, Mixon is the guy to watch this season as he has the talent and speed to be a dual threat weapon on a team that lacks a ton of playmakers.
5. Patrick Peterson & Justin Simmons
Here are two more defensive secondary standouts who should be very popular among the long list of NFL teams who will be looking to solidify their defenses after the 2020 NFL season. While Peterson is a veteran and one of the best at his position, he will be a little older but he has yet to show a decline since entering the NFL. Meanwhile Simmons might be one of the top 2-3 safeties in the entire NFL.
For now each of these young stars have another season ahead of them before they hit free agency in 2021.