Ndamukong Suh will be hitting the free agent market as reports have come out saying that the Dolphins will be releasing him. The Dolphins are clearly in the midst of a rebuild, they're calling it a "culture change", but I think we all know what that really means. Suh has been paid out the $60 million that was guaranteed in his record breaking 6 years $114 million deal. Crazy how these guys sign these lucrative deals and then the second the guaranteed money is up they get cut. It's business, I understand that, but these players need to get more guaranteed because Suh missed out of half his contract essentially. Suh will be 31 years old this season, which means he's still young enough to garner serious attention. This leaves the question of where Suh will end up.
The obvious answers are the Lions because that's his former team and the Eagles since his former coach is now the defensive coordinator there. Suh has already said he would play for the Eagles for free, however with the recent acquisition of Michael Bennett I just don't see the need for a 8th defensive lineman. The Patriots also get thrown into this equation just like they do any other time a big name free agent hits the market, although I don't know if the Patriots join us and get a ring bargaining chip will work with Suh. Something tells me whoever can cough up the most cash will land this beast. That's the thing, Ndamukong Suh is still a force to be reckon with in the trenches. I know he's kinda gone under the radar since joining the Dolphins, yet he still managed to torture interior offensive lineman.
Wherever Suh ends up he'll immediately improve that defensive line 10 fold. How much is he worth is what it'll really come down to. I know he isn't worth the $20 million a year he was getting in Miami, he might be worth only half of that at this point. The nastiness that comes with Suh doesn't make it any easier to sign him. I'm sure he isn't a guy that brings a locker room together, so that's also something to take into consideration when it comes to signing Suh. Regardless, Suh hitting the free agent market is just another big name on what should be one of the craziest free agent classes ever. March is going to be a really exciting month for football moves, let's just sit back and enjoy.