Free agency is barreling toward us and it’s time to start wishing and hoping your favorite team makes the right choices. Below, I have our Top-10 unrestricted free agent wide receivers for 2020. Some of these players will be re-signed or might get the franchise tag, so the odds of the whole group moving on to other teams isn’t good, but nobody wants to pay up for a running back nowadays, so we could see quite a bit of player movement.
The franchise tag may be applied starting February 25th and ending March 10th. “Legal tampering” is March 16th-18th, which means teams can start entering contract negotiations. Then, at 4pm eastern on March 18th free agency officially begins, and teams may begin signing players or trading players who are still under contract.
1. Amari Cooper
Cooper, like Dak Prescott, is a near lock to be re-upped by the Cowboys. Jerry Jones may have dug himself a hole he can’t get out of with Ezekiel Elliott’s contract, but he’ll find a way to keep Cooper.
2. Robby Anderson
Anderson is an underrated receiver and a top deep threat. He’ll have some suitors this offseason and I doubt the Jets are going to do much to keep him. The Raiders have shown interest, but he’d really be a good fit with any team in need of receiving help.
3. A.J. Green
Green’s ankle and foot trouble has become consistent and worrisome, but when healthy, he’s been a strong receiver still. Maybe a team can get a full season out of him, maybe not, but it’s still worth giving him a chance if he fits in the budget. The Bengals could franchise tag him, but it would probably make more sense to let him walk at this point in his career.
4. Emmanuel Sanders
Sanders is actually older than A.J. Green at 33, but he made an impact with the 49ers after being traded mid-season and they’d like to retain him. Sanders says he wants to stay with the team, but the 49ers will likely need to start getting creative with the salary cap.
5. Breshad Perriman
Perriman made himself some money with a bunch of strong performances to end the 2019 season. Mike Evans and then Chris Godwin were hurt and that let Perriman shine. He’s had chances in the past but has never been able to capitalize. He says he would like to re-sign with the Buccaneers, but they do have two of the best receivers in the league already. He would likely make more money on the open market.
6. Randall Cobb
Cobb put together a good season in 2019, catching 55 passes for 828 yards and three touchdowns, likely winning a little interest from competing clubs. The hiring of Mike McCarthy, who was Cobb’s coach in Green Bay, can’t hurt the Cowboys chances of re-signing him if the money is similar, but like anyone, he’ll go to the highest bidder.
7. Devin Funchess
Funchess might not have much of a market after breaking his collarbone in the opener, but his ability as a red zone threat is real and a team will likely pay him for that in itself. At 26 years old, there are teams that will give him another shot.
Cole is a good deep threat and could pop in a different offense. He hasn’t done enough to garner any kind of bidding war, but he likely has enough good tape to get him a contract on a team that could use him more than the Jaguars did.
9. Nelson Agholor
Agholor had a down 2019 with drops and injuries, but he does have enough talent to land him a job. Maybe a change of scenery could help bring him some consistency, but until it does, he’ll continue to struggle.
10. Demarcus Robinson
Robinson never won a big chunk of targets in Kansas City, but he did flash a few times. The Eagles seem to have interest in him, as they are need of wide receiver help. At 25, he is the youngest receiver on this list, so he does have that going for him.