The frenzy of the 2019 NFL free agency period has largely come and gone, and as the calendar prepares to roll into April it presents an opportunity to provide an update on the standings for the Free Agency GM Armchair Challenge.
All eleven offensive players included in the challenge have signed contracts with new teams, and so it is possible to score the offensive side of the competition. Nine of the eleven defensive players have signed contracts, with defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Ziggy Ansah remaining unsigned. Thus, I’ll hold off on providing an update for the defensive side of the ball at the present moment.
In any case, here are the standings after computing the score for the offensive players. Of note, these scores are based solely on the submissions, and do not yet include excluded scores. As per the rules of the challenge, no points are available for guesses on submissions that came in after a player’s contract had been announced publicly, such as on Twitter. Thus, while around three percent of entrants correctly guessed the size and duration of the contract Nick Foles would land in free agency, almost twenty percent of entries submitted after details of Foles’ contract were publicly disclosed were correct.
As a reminder, the eleven players included in the challenge were:
- Quarterback Nick Foles
- Running back Le’Veon Bell
- Tight end Jared Cook
- Wide receiver Golden Tate
- Wide receiver Tyrell Williams
- Wide receiver Adam Humphries
- Tackle Daryl Williams
- Guard Rodger Saffold
- Center Mitch Morse
- Guard D.J. Fluker
- Tackle Trent Brown
In any case, here are the scores for the offensive side of things.
2019 Free Agency GM Armchair Challenge Offensive Standings
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The defensive side of things will be posted once the final two stragglers have a contract in place. That could be some time, as reports have indicated that Ansah will not sign a contract until April, once he has had his four month checkup following shoulder surgery in December. Thus, it could be some time before he finds a new team, and that means the 2019 Free Agency Armchair GM Challenge could wrap up about the same time as the 2019 NFL Draft Armchair GM Challenge.