1. Sheldon Richardson
Originally, the plan seemed to be that Sheldon Richardson was hoping a strong 2018 campaign would lead to a hefty new contract for the defensive tackle, which obviously could still happen in free agency.
After previous stints with the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks, Richardson was hopeful that signing a one-year deal with the Vikings would see a major difference on the defensive side of the football while helping the team reach their ultimate goal of playing in the Super Bowl.
Starting all 16 games on top of recording 4.5 sacks was certainly impressive for the former first-round pick, but unfortunately all of this wasn’t good enough for Minnesota to earn a playoff spot, although it obviously wasn’t all Richardson’s fault.
On a positive note, at least from Richardson’s perspective, the numbers from this past season should result in a few offers from teams looking to add another impact player on the defensive side of the football.
Depending on how things play out on defense for Los Angeles since Ndamukong Suh won’t be cheap either if he were to return, Richardson seems like a name worth monitoring once the free agency period officially begins for the Rams and the other 31 teams.