NFL Free Agency 2021 Winners & Losers

From the Patriots losing their way to the EDGE free agents cashing in, we're going through all of the winners and losers in NFL free agency.

Bill Belichick Jets Patriots 2021

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 03: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during a game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on January 3, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick Jets Patriots 2021

The 2021 NFL free agency period began Monday as the legal tampering window opened. Signings trickled in as soon as noon struck and bigger names came off the board later in the day. There was a hint of desperation with some signings but others made sense immediately.

We’re breaking down the winners and losers from Day 1 of NFL free agency. Free agency works when the player is a schematic fit and the right financial value. Some teams were better about finding that blend than others Monday.

We’ll continue to analyze signings throughout free agency, so check back often for the latest buzz.

Winner: The Chiefs and Buccaneers

Patrick Mahomes Tom Brady November 2020

Loser: The Patriot Way

Kirby Lee

Winner: EDGE Rushers

Shaq Barrett

Loser: Wide Receivers

JuJu Smith Schuster

Winner: Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert

Loser: The AFC South

Deshaun Watson Texans Bills 2020

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