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2014 NFL All-Free Agent Team

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Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) looks to pass during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports


Quarterback: Josh McCown

Most people would have Michael Vick as their starting free agent quarterback, but McCown was clearly better last year. His pocket presence is off the charts. I actually thought that the Bears should’ve kept him as their starter because, at that point, he was among the hottest quarterbacks in the league. His TD-INT ratio was second only to Nick Foles.

Running backs: Ben Tate, Darren Sproles

Tate was great in place of Arian Foster last year. He’ll probably get a chance to start for a team. Sproles is a change-of-pace running back. Although he’s a rotational back, he’s a commodity in the passing game and running game.

Receivers: Eric Decker, Golden Tate

Decker will be the most coveted offensive free agent after a terrific season with Peyton Manning. I don’t think there’s a true number one receiver in this free agency class, however — Decker’s numbers have been inflated by Peyton Manning and the system. Most would say Hakeem Nicks would start on an all-FA team, but Tate has been the more consistent and durable player.

Tight end: Jermichael Finley

Injuries are a major concern, but Finley still has a lot of talent. He would still be a very productive pass-catcher if he’s healthy.

Left Tackle: Brandon Albert

Albert is one of the best left tackles in the league. It’s disappointing to hear that Kansas City isn’t going to make much of an effort to re-sign him.

Right guard: Roger Saffold

Saffold has some injury issues, but he has the flexibility to play guard or tackle. Here I have him at RG because Albert and Monroe are better tackles.

Center: Evan Dietrich-Smith

Alex Mack got the franchise tag and Dietrich-Smith is the next-best center. A bunch of teams will want EDS’s services; he most likely won’t come back to Green Bay as Sam Shields just got paid.

Left guard: Zane Beadles

He did an excellent job staying healthy and protecting Peyton Manning last year. He’s one of those underrated players who doesn’t get much attention, but he’s still a solid starter.

Right tackle: Eugene Monroe

It was pretty much a waste of a trade by Baltimore with Jacksonville to get Monroe. Now one of the best tackles in the NFL is a free agent. He’s the cream of the crop in the linemen free agent class. He’s at right tackle here because of Albert’s presence at left tackle.

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