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
Sam Bradford MIN QB1 29 6 #28
Drew Brees NO QB1 37 15 #5
Matt Cassel TEN QB2 34 11 #62
Kellen Clemens SD QB2 33 10 #64
Kirk Cousins WAS QB1 28 4 #14
Chase Daniel PHI QB2 30 7 #40
Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ QB1 34 11 #19
Matt Flynn NO   31 8  
Blaine Gabbert SF QB2 27 5 #27
Mike Glennon TB QB2 26 3 #60
Bruce Gradkowski PIT QB4 33 10  
Ryan Griffin TB QB3 27 3  
Shaun Hill MIN QB2 36 14 #46
Brian Hoyer CHI QB3 31 7 #45
Landry Jones PIT QB2 27 3 #37
Case Keenum LAR QB2 28 4 #31
Thaddeus Lewis SF   29 6  
Andrew Luck IND QB1 27 4 #3
Ryan Mallett BAL QB2 28 5 #50
E.J. Manuel BUF QB2 26 3 #47
Luke McCown NO QB2 35 12 #54
Colt McCoy WAS QB2 30 6 #63
Matt McGloin OAK QB2 27 3 #58
Kellen Moore DAL   27 4  
Matt Moore MIA QB2 32 9 #53
Ryan Nassib NYG QB2 26 3 #57
Dan Orlovsky DET QB2 33 11 #42
Brock Osweiler HOU QB1 26 4 #23
Christian Ponder SF QB3 28 5  
Mark Sanchez DAL QB3 30 7  
Matt Schaub ATL QB2 35 12 #52
Connor Shaw CLE QB4 25    
Geno Smith NYJ QB4 26 3 #39
Drew Stanton ARI QB2 32 9 #44
Tyrod Taylor BUF QB1 27 5 #17
Dylan Thompson SF     4  
Scott Tolzien IND QB2 29 5 #59
Dustin Vaughan PIT   25    
Joe Webb CAR QB3 30 6  

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.