2024 NFL All-Free Agent Team: Antoine Winfield Jr., Chris Jones Lead Defense Among Top Available Veterans

2024 NFL All-Free Agent Team: Antoine Winfield Jr., Chris Jones Lead Defense Among Top Available Veterans

As of March 11, all 32 NFL teams can commence negotiations with unrestricted free agents. Despite some players being retained via franchise tags or long-term extensions, this year’s free-agent pool boasts Pro Bowl-caliber talent across various positions, hinting at significant offseason activity.

2024 NFL All-Free Agent Team: Antoine Winfield Jr., Chris Jones Lead Defense Among Top Available Veterans
2024 NFL All-Free Agent Team: Antoine Winfield Jr., Chris Jones Lead Defense Among Top Available Veterans

Who are the standout free agents at each position? We’ve curated the 2024 All-Free Agent Team, featuring a starting lineup composed entirely of players with expiring contracts:

Offense (Note: Player ages as of Sept. 1, 2024)

PositionPlayerAgeCurrent Team
QBKirk Cousins36Vikings
RBSaquon Barkley27Giants
WRMike Evans31Buccaneers
WRMichael Pittman Jr.26Colts
WRCalvin Ridley29Jaguars
TEDalton Schultz28Texans
LTTyron Smith33Cowboys
LGDalton Risner29Vikings
CConnor Williams27Dolphins
RGRobert Hunt28Dolphins
RTTrent Brown31Patriots

Notable absence: Tee Higgins of the Cincinnati Bengals, who received the franchise tag this offseason, restricting his free agency.

Defense (Note: Player ages as of Sept. 1, 2024)

PositionPlayerAgeCurrent Team
DE/OLBJosh Allen27Jaguars
DLChris Jones30Chiefs
DLJustin Madubuike26Ravens
DE/OLBBrian Burns26Panthers
LBPatrick Queen25Ravens
LBFrankie Luvu27Panthers
CBJaylon Johnson25Bears
CBL’Jarius Sneed27Chiefs
DBKendall Fuller29Commanders
SAntoine Winfield Jr26Buccaneers
SKyle Dugger28Patriots

Expectation: A significant portion of defensive free agents might not hit the market due to tags or extensions, indicating a wealth of talent available, especially in the front seven.

Special Teams (Note: Player ages as of Sept. 1, 2024)

PositionPlayerAgeCurrent Team
KKa’imi Fairbairn30Texans
PTommy Townsend27Chiefs
KR/PRKeisean Nixon27Packers

Ka’imi Fairbairn and Tommy Townsend stand out on special teams, with Fairbairn’s consistency and Townsend’s All-Pro caliber performances. While special teams signings tend to be less flashy, these players bring reliability and skill to their roles.

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