Good running back, tall, strong, agile. Great receiving back and a decent blocker. He can be a three down back but at his age of 30, it is not the best fit for him. He should be a second down, mainly third down running back. He is by far the best Running Back in the free agent class, so he will have interest around the league. The best fit for him is either New England, Dallas, Carolina. Carolina and New England have established #1 RBs, Dallas does not but with the offensive line they have down there Forte could do a lot of damage as a starting RB. New England would be a team that he could be in a stable where he would be used as a specialist. In Carolina he would be the second back getting more snaps than in New England potentially. Age may play a big factor with Forte. I expect New York Jets, Washington and the 49ers will try and make a bid.
Pretty good running back. Stout, bruising, and surprisingly agile. He was a good fit in New York, surprised that they did not resign him. He's in his peak years at 27. Ivory is a between the tackles runner. You don't get much from him in the passing game. Putting him in shotgun doesn't work well either. Washington makes sense, based on a couple sites estimation they have somewhere between 7-13 million. Getting Ivory won't be expensive, even with the bad market for free agent backs. Almost one dimensional RB, not a lot of teams need RB, and the devaluation of the RB position, Spotrac posted his market value contract is 3 years 12.3 million. That puts him at 4.1 average annual salary. I would say that valuation is a bit high but if a few different teams bid against each other that could be a reasonable max he would get. I'd put him at the same 3 years 10.2 million, a little over 3 average annual salary. At that number he becomes intriguing to Seattle whose between 21 - 23 million. They need a power running back after Marshawn Lynch retired. Miami might be another team interested in his services, they only have three RBs on their roster currently and Lamar Miller is not one of them. They could really use Ivory as between the tackles runner. The problem is cap space, they are estimated between 6 and 8 million. Miami has a bunch of holes in their roster so something is going to have to happen in the draft or free agency. If they are going to plug holes in free agency, they need to focus their cap space on defense.
Now that hes out of the black hole that is the Dolphins offense, he has quite a few choices. He might be the best running back in the free agency class because of how young he is, 25. Also he did not get a lot of work in his 4 years on south beach. He had over 200 carries once in his 4 year career, 2014, 216. He is talented, can be a #1 back. Not great stats in passing game but I think that's because of his split playing time. His estimated market value contract is 4 years 20.3 million. 5 million average annual salary. Again I think this is a bit high for a guy who rushed for 1000 yards once, even with lack of carries. My number for him would 3-4.2 million average annual salary at the same 4 years. Miami can't resign him even though they probably wanted to. Washington, The Jets, The Lions, The Bucs, and the Raiders are teams that make sense for him. The Bears are an interesting team. They are trying to rebuild, they have a high draft pick, #11, and a lot of cap space between 58 and 60 million. Miller is young and they just did lose Matt Forte.
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