The 2023 NFL free-agent class is loaded with big names at the skill positions. Here is a look at the Tier 1 players potentially on the move and the dynasty impact of their free-agent status.
Last year and in general with the biggest names in free agency, most returned to their incumbent team. For example, of the 22 Tier 1 names on my tracker across the skill positions, 13 stayed with their existing team, six changed teams (Ronald Jones II, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Jarvis Landry, Evan Engram, O.J. Howard) to various levels of fanfare, and three were unsigned during the significant signing period (Will Fuller V, Julio Jones, Rob Gronkowski). Smith-Schuster is the lone fantasy impact of the changing teams' subset, with Evan Engram second on the list. Only Julio Jones eventually signed off the third group and has provided minimal impact.
*aPPG is a proprietary measure of PPR PPG with some adjustment for missed games*
The quarterback market is far more dynamic with change than even a handful of years ago. From trades to releasing players to an influx of new college hopefuls, NFL teams are less likely to stand pat than ever before. The outright free agents include:
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