The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers are getting set to face-off for a trip to Miami and Super Bowl 54. No matter who gets to make the trip, both rosters have players who will be unrestricted free-agents in less than two months.
As usual, here’s our look at one such candidate from each side of the field.
2020 FREE-AGENTS: GREEN BAY PACKERS
WR, Geronimo Allison (26) | RT, Bryan Bulaga (31)
S, Ibraheim Campbell (28) | K, Mason Crosby (35)
RB, Tyler Ervin (26) | LB, Kyler Fackrell (28)
LB, B.J. Goodson (27) | WR, Ryan Grant (29)
FB, Malcolm Johnson (28) | WR, Jake Kumerow (28)
DE, Tyler Lancaster (25) | WR, Allen Lazard (24)
G, John Leglue (24) | TE, Marcedes Lewis (36)
LB, Blake Martinez (26) | S, Will Redmond (26)
OT, Jason Spriggs (26) | CB, Chandon Sullivan (24)
TE, Robert Tonyan Jr. (26) | RT, Jared Veldheer (33)
CB, Tramon Williams (37)
FREE-AGENT FOCUS: CB, TRAMON WILLIAMS
Todd Bowles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ secondary showed a huge improvement fro the beginning of the 2019 season to the end. Now, with Carlton Davis III, Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting, the Bucs appear to have a solid start to what could become one of the better groups in the NFL.
Still, the team can’t live with three cornerbacks alone. They need depth. Most of the remaining corners on this team are either unrestricted free-agents or likely to be moved in the off-season.
Tramon Williams has thirteen years of experience with some very successful teams, and may find himself on the outside looking in given the amount of cornerbacks the Packers expect to return in 2020.
Of course, he’s also turning 37 this March. So he may just hang it up all together. But if not, he’d be an experienced veteran who can play a role on the field when needed, and help increase the learning pace of Tampa Bay’s young cornerbacks.
2020 FREE-AGENTS: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
DE, Arik Armstead (26) | DE, Ronald Blair (27)
WR, Kendrick Bourne (25) | RB, Matt Brieda (25)
OG, Daniel Brunskill (26) | TE, Garrett Celek (32)
OT, Shon Coleman (28) | DT, Sheldon Day (26)
TE, Ross Dwelley (25) | C, Ben Garland (32)
CB, Dontae Johnson (28) | FB, Kyle Juszczyk (29)
OT, Andrew Lauderdale (26) | OLB, Elijah Lee (24)
WR, Jordan Matthews (28) | DE, Damontre Moore (27)
CB, Emmanuel Moseley (24) | QB, Nick Mullens (25)
WR, Emmanuel Sanders (33) | TE, Levine Toilolo (29)
CB, Jason Verrett (29) | FS, Jimmie Ward (29)
RB, Jeff Wilson (24) | DE, Anthony Zettel (28)
FREE-AGENT FOCUS: CB, DONTAE JOHNSON
A younger depth option might be 49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson. He’s got length and enough speed to hold his own if his technique is right. Turns out, the Buccaneers have the ability to tech some pretty solid technique.
He’s a little buried on the depth chart, so there might not be a whole lot of opportunity to see him. But he’s a guy to remember when the off-season comes around as he looks around for potential opportunities to climb up an NFL depth chart.
Once the NFC Championship Game is over, we’ll have our Super Bowl match-up set! As you watch it, imagining or remembering what it might be like for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be playing this weekend, take a look at these upcoming free-agents who may be playing in pewter (or whatever color scheme the team has) in 2020.