The 49ers announced the signings of two more undrafted free agents.
San Francisco came to terms on three-year deals with Washington offensive lineman Coleman Shelton and North Texas running back Jeff Wilson.
Altogether, well over 1,000 moves were made during the first half of the 2018 NFL offseason.
It’s mostly quiet now. A time to reflect. And judge, of course.
Here are 25 trades, signings, hirings and draft decisions from 20 different teams that will go down as the best moves of the 2018 offseason.
There are no guarantees in the draft, even at the top. No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield could turn into Peyton Manning or JaMarcus Russell, Cam Newton or David Carr, John Elway or Tim Couch. Let’s not pretend we know how his career will pan out.
Although Richmond is far from a football factory, he was a very productive passer as a three-year starter in the Colonial Athletic Association. He’s the kind of developmental prospect the Giants will hope can blossom while backing up Manning.
The Giants seem likely to keep two young quarterbacks, Lauletta and Davis Webb, behind Manning. They’ll hope to see one of them develop into Manning’s successor.
After all, the Honey Badger is just two years removed from a five-interception season in which he recorded 17 passes defensed and was named a first-team All-Pro. He can cover the slot or play either safety position, and he should have a chance to play multiple roles in a Houston secondary that needs him.
Sometimes, you just have to be in the right place at the right time. And when you’re in that place at that time, you have to avoid overthinking. That’s what gets the Los Angeles Chargers on this list.