NFL News & Notes: Free agency 2021 Deals

The first two days of the NFL's legal tampering period have been incredibly eventful, and the 2021 NFL free agency deals are still coming in. 


Dozens of players have agreed to new deals with new teams, and several massive players on the market have agreed to new contracts for 2021 and the foreseeable future. 


But what deals stand out so far, and what have we learned from two days of players headed to new teams?


The negotiating period began on Monday, 15 January, with new deals for everyone on the market but the New England Patriots that headlined the first day. 


Free agency officially begins today, and this is when all the deals made can become official. 


We've already seen several quarterbacks change teams, a top wide receiver come off the board once again, but let's take a look at a couple of team's outcomes. 


Jacksonville Jaguars


Coach Urban Meyer has started to shape his roster down in Jacksonville. To start things off on Tuesday, the Jaguars agreed to terms on a three-year, $40 million dollar deal with former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin. The biggest splash they made was snagging former Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones - reportedly giving him a two-year deal worth $14.5 million. 


To cap things off, the Jaguars traded with the New Orleans Saints for defensive lineman Malcolm Brown, according to the NFL Network, who was set to be released as a cap casualty. 


Chicago Bears


The Bears finally got some excellent quarterback news, but it wasn't the news fans were hoping for; the Bears reportedly agreed to terms with former Dallas Cowboys backup Andy Dalton on a one-year, $10 million deal. 


According to Adam Schefter, the Bears made "a very aggressive pursuit" of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson but were actually told that Seattle was not trading him at this time. 


Tuesday was not a great dayf or Bears fans. At this point, their odds to win the Super Bowl took a dip with the addition of Andy Dalton! 


New England Patriots


Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots were incredibly aggressive in their dealings. 


The Patriots agreed to new contracts for the two top tight ends on the market - Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith - a pair of wide receivers in Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne and pass-rusher Matthew Judon. 


Defensive back Jalen Mills has heated fans' reactions by joining the Patriots; he brings some variety to the Patriots to excel this team with his strength and safety. 


Let us not forget Mill’s championship experience; this will be welcomed with open arms.