2016 CONTRACT YEAR PLAYERS / 2017 FREE AGENTS

 
 
 
 

2016 CONTRACT YEAR PLAYERS / 2017 FREE AGENTS

Contract Year Player: A player whose NFL contract is ending this season. The general consensus is that the nfl players in contract year will perform better since their next contract is dependant on them having a productive season. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary

Money is generally considered one of the great motivators. That fact isn't lost on fantasy football owners. It's the reason players entering the final year of their contracts get a longer look than they normally would on draft day. Read our Contract Year Player Research.

The following players are currently slated to be 2016 NFL free agents, and therefore are classifed as 2017 contract year players

Name Team Depth Age Yrs
Exp.
Rank
Matt Barkley ARI QB3 25 3  
Sam Bradford PHI QB1 28 6 #29
Drew Brees NO QB1 37 15 #5
Matt Cassel TEN QB2 34 11 #63
Kellen Clemens SD QB3 33 10  
Kirk Cousins WAS QB1 28 4 #14
Chase Daniel PHI QB3 29 7  
Zac Dysert MIA QB3 26 3  
David Fales CHI QB3 25    
Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ QB1 33 11 #21
Matt Flynn NO   31 8  
Blaine Gabbert SF QB1 26 5 #31
Mike Glennon TB QB2 26 3 #61
Bruce Gradkowski PIT QB3 33 10  
Ryan Griffin TB QB3 26 3  
Shaun Hill MIN QB2 36 14 #65
Brian Hoyer CHI QB2 30 7 #47
Tarvaris Jackson SEA   33 10  
Josh Johnson BAL QB3 30 8  
Landry Jones PIT QB2 27 3 #40
Case Keenum LAR QB2 28 4 #37
Thaddeus Lewis SF QB4 28 6  
Andrew Luck IND QB1 26 4 #3
Ryan Mallett BAL QB2 28 5 #51
E.J. Manuel BUF QB2 26 3 #48
Luke McCown NO QB2 35 12 #55
Colt McCoy WAS QB2 29 6 #64
Matt McGloin OAK QB2 26 3 #59
Kellen Moore DAL QB3 27 4  
Matt Moore MIA QB2 32 9 #54
Stephen Morris IND   23    
Ryan Nassib NYG QB2 26 3 #57
Dan Orlovsky DET QB2 33 11 #45
Brock Osweiler HOU QB1 25 4 #25
Christian Ponder SF   28 5  
Sean Renfree ATL QB3 26 3  
Mark Sanchez DEN QB1 29 7 #30
Matt Schaub ATL QB2 35 12 #53
Connor Shaw CLE QB4 24    
Matt Simms ATL QB4 27 4  
Geno Smith NYJ QB2 25 3 #42
Drew Stanton ARI QB2 32 9 #46
Alex Tanney TEN QB3 28 4  
Tyrod Taylor BUF QB1 27 5 #17
Logan Thomas NYG QB3 25    
Dylan Thompson SF     4  
Scott Tolzien IND QB2 28 5 #60
Dustin Vaughan PIT   25    
Joe Webb CAR QB3 29 6  
Keith Wenning CIN QB3 25    
Charlie Whitehurst IND   34 10  

If you have information that conflicts with our list, please contact us. Likewise, if we're missing a contract year player, please let us know.