Many NFL teams splashed cash in free agency this past offseason and some paid dividends. However, there were several flops and here is SportsRageous’ list of the five worst free agent signings of 2016 featuring Brock Osweiler of the Houston Texans.
5. Coty Sensabaugh, DB, Rams
The Rams signed Coty Sensabaugh to a three-year, $15 million deal despite being a below-average running back. The deal came back to haunt Los Angeles as they had enough just over four weeks into the season. They released Sensabaugh, who is now playing sparingly for the New York Giants.
4. Chris Ivory, RB, Jaguars
After a career-year with the New York Jets last season, the Jaguars signed Chris Ivory to a five-year, $ 32 million deal. However, he has failed to live up to his big contract in his first season in Jacksonville. He is just averaging 39.9 yards per game while fumbling the ball five times already this season.
3. Mario Williams, DE, Dolphins
The 31-year-old defensive end signed a two-year, $17 million deal after having a subpar and acrimonious season with the Buffalo Bills. However, his time in Miami has not gone well since he is having the worst season of his career. Despite being the eighth-highest paid DE in the NFL, he only has one and a half sacks to show for.
2. Coby Fleener, TE, Saints
The New Orleans Saints signed Coby Fleener for a five-year, $36 million contract. He was brought to replace Jimmy Graham and the Saints gave him an $18 million guarantee. However, he barely factored in the Saints offense all season long as he only has three touchdowns, 47 catches and 593 yards.
1. Brock Osweiler, QB, Texans
The most surprising deal of the season became the worst signing of 2016. The Texans handed Brock Osweiler a four-year, $72 million deal with a $37 million guarantee. It was a panic move by the Texans as Osweiler have only started seven games before they signed him.
The move has completely backfired because Brock Osweiler has only completed 59.5 percent of his passes while also being ranked lowest or near-lowest in major QB categorical stats. He was recently benched for Tom Savage, who helped the Texans secure the AFC South title.
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