When grading Garoppolo on his ability throw the ball with anticipation, you will find a lot of positives on the tape — especially in the quick game. On throws under 10 yards, Garoppolo went 25-of-32 for 243 yards (78.1 completion percentage) versus Arizona and Miami.
This goes back to his quick release and his fit in the Patriots’ offense. Garoppolo throws with a rhythm in New England’s short-to-intermediate route tree. And that also shows up when Garoppolo has to anticipate a small window in which to deliver the football.
Take a look at this example versus a Dolphins defense that’s bringing a zone blitz.
Three violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policies got the third overall pick from the 2013 draft suspended for the entire 2015 season. He was reinstated in July 2016, but knee injuries kept him off the field for the entire season. At $3.2 million, Jordan’s cap savings hardly matches the massive disappointment he’s been for the Dolphins, but with no dead money and no more headaches, it’ll be an easy decision.
The Jags already had something of a logjam on the defensive line. They prioritized Abry Jones, signing him to a new four-year contract on Feb. 15. With Jones at nose tackle, that makes Miller and his $3.9 million cap hit expendable. Some wondered if Marks would get cut last year. He didn’t, but saw his playing time reduced during the season, something he made clear he wasn’t happy about. He lost snaps to last year’s free agent addition Malik Jackson and rookie Sheldon Day. His $4.6 million cap hit will be hard for the front office to overlook.
Charles was an absolute monster for the Chiefs when he was healthy. Unfortunately, he’s only played in eight games since 2014. The oft-injured tailback has bounced back from time on the IR before, but that was when he was 26. He’ll be 31 this upcoming season, and too much of a question mark for Kansas City to invest more than $6 million of cap space toward in 2017.