NFL free agency has been on fire over the last few days. With the number of former Alabama stars in the NFL, it was inevitable that there’d be a few of them on the move.
As it turns out, free agency has been pretty lucrative for the Crimson Tide. Five players have already found their new homes.
The defensive side of the ball has gotten most of the attention thus far. On Thursday, ‘Bama’s first Heisman winner found a new home though.
Running back Mark Ingram is leaving the New Orleans Saints, after eight seasons, including breakout 1,000 yard campaigns in 2016 and 2017. He formed a deadly duo with Alvin Kamara over the last two years.
He is getting $15 million over three years from the Baltimore Ravens.
Former Saints’ RB Mark Ingram intends to sign a three-year, $15 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens, per @diannaESPN and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019
The Ravens add Mark Ingram, but lose another former Alabama star: linebacker C.J. Mosley.
Mosley has landed a huge offer for an inside linebacker from the New York Jets: five years for $85 million, with $51 million in guaranteed money.
The Jets have been big buyers, and they want Mosley to be the centerpiece of their defense.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
Mosley barely edged out safety Landon Collins for the biggest new contract. The former New York Giant is staying in the division, heading down to Washington for $84 million over six years.
Collins has $44.5 million guaranteed, and a $15 million signing bonus. It winds up being one of the most interestingly structured contracts you’ll find.
Landon Collins contract breakdown:
-Only 4 mil cap hit this year (can still go after Mosley)
-Can cut anytime after 2020 for very little cost
-Allows flexibility in the future to restructure
-All in all a great deal. The 84 mil isn’t the most important number pic.twitter.com/4GNm4usrgi
— Hunter Rooney (@hrooney8) March 12, 2019
Another former Crimson Tide safety, Kareem Jackson, also landed a pretty big deal. Jackson moves from the Houston Texans to the Denver Broncos for three years, $33 million.
Kareem Jackson leaves Texans, joins Broncos on $33 million deal https://t.co/LgoDI4MHru
— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) March 12, 2019
Guard James Carpenter is probably the least-well known player to sign thus far. The former Jet is now an Atlanta Falcon, set to make $21 million over four years. He has over $9 million in guarantees.
Numbers on two #Falcons deals from earlier today: ATL agreed to terms with G Jamon Brown on a 3-year, $18.75M deal with $12.75M guaranteed, while G James Carpenter is signing for 4 years and $21M, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2019
There are still a bunch of prominent Alabama players awaiting new deals. That list includes Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Chance Warmack, and T.J. Yeldon.