AJ McCarron won his grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, officially making him an unrestricted free agent starting March 14.
While that’s a big win for McCarron, the implications of being named an unrestricted free agent mean more than just him being available and getting a raise. It’s going to affect the entire quarterback market in free agency.
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That’s not to say that McCarron will be unsuccessful in a Glennon-like fashion. After all, Glennon had just four starts before the Bears decided to pull the plug and throw Mitchell Trubisky into the fire.
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But a trend is starting in the NFL where players in situations similar to McCarron and Glennon are getting a chance as a starter. The quarterback position has never been more important than it is now. With a rising salary cap, the contracts that these quarterbacks get will only grow, too.
This isn’t new: Jokic is one of the best passing big men since Vlade Divac and Chris Webber. Over his last 10 games, he’s averaging nine assists (with 20 points and 11 rebounds). Denver has been fighting hard, even without key cog Paul Millsap. The Nuggets have won six of seven and over the past four Dustin Pedroia Womens Jersey weeks are 9-3. That has them tied for the No. 6 spot in the vicious West and just a half-game out of No. 5.
Denver has one more month until Millsap is back. Before he went down in mid-November, the Nuggets had improved their defense and seen their offense 锟斤拷 one of the league’s best a year ago 锟斤拷 slip. The defense has tanked without Millsap (it is bottom 10, currently) but the offense came back strong. It’ll be interesting to see what happens on both ends when Millsap returns.
Denver’s current mix is working, but Millsap should be its second-best player behind Jokic. If his presence hurts the flowing offense more than it helps the porous defense, that’s a problem.
But let’s not borrow trouble. The Nuggets are one of the hotter teams in the league going into All-Star, along with the Rockets, Raptors, and Jazz. What an interesting home stretch in the West we’ll have!