CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Browns entered last offseason with a bundle of cap room, which they used to significantly bolster their roster, but it led to a regression and only six wins.The NFL salary cap this offseason is projected to be between $196.8 million and $201.2 million. The Browns are just below the league average with a projected $51.7 million in cap room, according to Spotrac.com and OverTheCap.com. That ranks them 16th with a handful of free agents from the roster, including running back Kareem Hunt (restricted), linebacker Joe Schobert and safety Damarious Randall.Teams can designate franchise or transition tags to their own free agents from Feb. 25 to March 10.The new league year begins March 18, when teams can begin negotiating with free agents and executing trades.RELATED: NFL business calendar for 2019-20.So what can the Browns do this offseason? Let’s start with a dive into the top 50 free agents, ranked via their 2019 season rating from ProFootballFocus.com. Players’ age (for the 2020 season) and 2019 cap hit also are included with a synopsis.Salary information was taken from Spotrac.com. Listed ages are for the 2020 season. Additionally, cleveland.com will soon take a look at free agents by position of interest for the Browns.Notable free agents not to make the top 50, based on PFF ratings, include: New Orleans safety and former Ohio State standout Vonn Bell (64.6 rating), Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (66.0), New York Giants defensive tackle Leonard Williams (70.6), Tampa Bay defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh (69.7) and Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green, who did not play this season. Former top two picks Jameis Winston (68.4) of Tampa Bay and Marcus Mariota (64.1) of Tennessee also are among the available quarterbacks, as this year’s class has star power at that position.The question is, who will leave their current teams? Here is a look at this year’s free-agent class.APCarolina Panthers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy looks on from the bench against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)50. Gerald McCoy, Carolina DEPFF rating: 72.02019 cap hit: $7.9 millionAge: 32The Browns just missed out on adding McCoy last offseason, and he appeared comfortable in Carolina. The Panthers don’t have the most flexibility this offseason with about $32 million in space, which ranks 22nd in the league.APJacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) in action during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)49. Yannick Ngakoue, Jacksonville DEPFF rating: 72.02019 cap hit: $2.2 millionAge for 2020 season: 25Ngakoue’s standing here is not indicative of his market value this offseason. He has racked up the sacks (29.5 through his first three seasons) since the Jaguars drafted him in the third round of 2016 from Maryland. He turns 25 on March 31 and is a prime candidate for the franchise tag from Jacksonville, which has only $1.18 million in cap space, ranking 30th. The Jaguars can free up space by not picking up their option on pricy defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who ended the season on injured reserve.48. Dante Fowler, Los Angeles Rams OLBPFF rating: 72.12019 cap hit: $12 millionAge: 26The Rams have about $24 million in cap space, which ranks them 24th in the league with a handful of starters set to hit free agency. They already spent big on cornerstones Jared Goff, Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley and Brandin Cooks. Now, they might have to make tough decisions between players such as Fowler and fellow 26-year-old Cory Littleton.47. Quinton Jefferson, Seattle DEPFF rating: 72.52019 cap hit: $2 millionAge: 27Jefferson is among multiple defenders along Seattle’s front set to hit the free-agent market, including elite pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney — acquired early last season in a trade from Houston — and former first-round pick Ezekiel Ansah. Former second-round pick Jarran Reed is coming off his rookie deal, too, for the Seahawks. They have flexibility to maintain their talent with about $73.8 million in cap space, which ranks seventh in the league.46. Andrew Whitworth, Los Angeles Rams OTPFF rating: 72.82019 cap hit: $16.6 millionAge: 38As mentioned earlier, the Rams will have tough choices with linebackers Dante Fowler and Cory Littleton hitting free agency. Whitworth recently turned 38 and spent three seasons with the Rams after starting in Cincinnati. He told NFL.com’s Michael Silver last month he intends to play in 2020.APNew Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater warms up before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)45. Teddy Bridgewater, New Orleans QBPFF rating: 73.02019 cap hit: $3.2 millionAge: 28Bridgewater served up a reminder of his value when he started five games this season in place of an injured Drew Brees, guiding the Saints to five wins in that span. The former Louisville standout completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 1,370 yards and nine TDs to two interceptions, counting New Orleans’ loss to the Rams when Brees got hurt. Remember, Bridgewater was a Pro Bowl quarterback in his second year with the Vikings back in 2015.44. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers TEPFF rating: 73.12019 cap hit: $2 millionAge: 25If the Chargers have a new quarterback in place of Philip Rivers, chances are he will need a tight end like Henry more than Rivers. He is one of the league’s top young tight ends. Henry has missed his share of games since the Chargers took him in the second round of the 2016 draft.43. Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco FB (team option)PFF rating: 73.32019 cap hit: $5.9 millionAge: 29A fullback? Yes a fullback. San Francisco utilizes the position that has nearly gone way of the dinosaur, and Juszczyk is among the top players in that spot. The 49ers have a team option for this year that will require a $6.8 million hit to their salary cap.42. Andrew Sendejo, Minnesota SSPFF rating: 73.32019 cap hit: $862,352Age: 33Sendejo has been a spot starter for Minnesota, but a productive one based on his PFF rating. The Vikings are deep at safety with former first-round pick Harrison Smith of Notre Dame, fellow free agent Anthony Harris and Jayron Kearse.41. Carlos Hyde, Houston RBPFF rating: 74.22019 cap hit: $1.8 millionAge: 28Hyde became expendable in 2018 for Cleveland with the emergence of then-rookie Nick Chubb. That Texans backfield became loaded with former Browns last year, as they acquired Duke Johnson during a preseason trade. Hyde wound up rushing for 1,000 yards for the first time in his career.40. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Chicago FSPFF rating: 74.22019 cap hit: $3.2 millionAge: 27Clinton-Dix is on his third team after stops in Green Bay and Washington. He is one of the better tackling safeties in the league and should be of interest to the Browns, especially if Chicago cannot retain him with its $11.1 million of cap room that ranks 27th. Other free agents include linebacker Danny Trevathan, guard Kyle Long and outside linebacker Aaron Lynch.39. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers QBPFF rating: 74.32019 cap hit: $23 millionAge: 38Two questions: Does Rivers want to return and do the Chargers want him back? Rivers’ future might be more uncertain than running back Melvin Gordon, the former first-round pick who’s been in contract disputes and is now a free agent coming off his rookie deal.38. Michael Brockers, Los Angeles Rams DTPFF rating: 74.62019 cap hit: $10.7 millionAge: 29The Rams have been free spenders the last few years. Of course, they are among the bottom third with $24.2 million in cap room this offseason. Linebackers Dante Fowler and Cory Littleton also are free agents, along with 38-year-old offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth.APWashington Redskins offensive guard Brandon Scherff, left, and offensive tackle Trent Williams stand along sidelines Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)37. Brandon Scherff, Washington GPFF rating: 75.02019 cap hit: $12.5 millionAge: 28A franchise tag candidate at guard, Scherff reportedly turned down an offer last offseason that would have paid him $13 million annually. Tackle Trent Williams’ future is uncertain — maybe Washington will finally unload the 31-year-old tackle in a trade — and that makes Scherff the top lineman in D.C. However, Scherff’s future with the team also is uncertain after landing on injured reserve in December.36. Tramon Williams, Green Bay CBPFF rating: 75.12019 cap hit: $6.3 millionAge: 37Considering Williams is coming off his 13th season, all in Green Bay, there will be younger and more sought cornerbacks with lower ratings from Pro Football Focus. That includes Baltimore’s Jimmy Smith (65.6) and Chris Harris Jr. (69.9) of Denver.APTennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) rushes for a 53-yard touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Houston. Henry’s run put him into first place for the season rushing title. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)35. Derrick Henry, Tennessee RBPFF rating: 76.02019 cap hit: $1.7 millionAge: 26Henry led the league in rushing yards (1,540) and attempts (303). He overtook Nick Chubb for the rushing title and burned the Browns a long touchdown in Week 1 that kickstart their disappointing spiral. The former Alabama running back was taken in the second round of the 2016 draft. The Titans and Henry have not discussed an extension, as of late November, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.34. Byron Jones, Dallas CBPFF rating: 76.12019 cap hit: $6.2 millionAge: 27The Cowboys took Jones late in the first round of the 2015 draft. His rookie deal is now up in an offseason that could make Dallas the team to watch with quarterback Dak Prescott and receiver Amari Cooper among the Cowboys’ two dozen players looking for new contracts. Jones missed Dallas’ Week 17 win with an ankle injury and could have played his last game with the Cowboys.33. Tre Boston, Carolina FSPFF rating: 76.42019 cap hit: $2.2 millionAge: 28With Damarious Randall set to be a free agent and seemingly out of favor in Cleveland, Boston could be a target for the Browns. Carolina will have about $32 million in cap room, which ranks 22nd. They also have defensive lineman Gerald McCoy, whom the Browns pursued last offseason, and 2016 second-round pick James Bradberry at cornerback among their free agents.APNew England Patriots outside linebacker Jamie Collins moves in on the action Oct. 27, 2019, against the Cleveland Browns,in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)32. Jamie Collins, New England OLBPFF rating: 76.52019 cap hit: $3 millionAge: 30Collins’ reunion in New England proved to be a productive one. He’s gotten to the quarterback and been productive in pass coverage. The Browns cut him last March after signing a four-year deal worth $50 million in 2017.31. Von Miller, Denver OLB (restricted)PFF rating: 76.62019 cap hit: $25.1 millionAge: 31Broncos GM John Elway said Monday he intends to pick up Miller’s $18 million for next season. His cap hit will be $25.6 million with that option. Denver has control with those options for the next two years. Miller had eight sacks this season, which ranked 34th in the league.30. Shaquil Barrett, Tampa Bay OLBPFF rating: 76.62019 cap hit: $4 millionAge: 27Barrett just made his first Pro Bowl after Denver gave up on him following five seasons with the Broncos. Tampa Bay should be one of the more aggressive spenders with $90.7 million in cap space, ranking third in the league. Barrett led the league this season with 19.5 sacks.29. Shelby Harris, Denver DTPFF rating: 76.82019 cap hit: $3.1 millionAge: 29Harris broke out in 2017 with 5.5 sacks and six starts. He took a step back in 2018, but returned to form — and exceeded it — as a regular starter on Denver’s defensive front with six sacks. His production became even more of a necessity after Bradley Chubb’s season-ending injury. They have cap space, roughly $65.2 million that ranks 12th, to reward Harris for his play.cleveland.comBrowns running back Nick Chubb celebrates with teammate Kareem Hunt after running for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. (Joshua Gunter, cleveland.com)28. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland RB (restricted)PFF rating: 76.82019 cap hit: $796,471Age: 25Hunt’s midseason NFL return was one of the positives on the shore of Lake Erie. The former Willoughby South standout proved he can co-exist in a backfield with leading rusher Nick Chubb, conjuring some memories of Earnest Byner and Kevin Mack. Hunt said last week it would be “something special” if he can finish his career here.APNew England Patriots offensive guard Joe Thuney (62) trots to the sideline against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)27. Joe Thuney, New England GPFF rating: 77.42019 cap hit: $2.2 millionAge: 27Few eyes in the media will be on Thuney this offseason, considering Tom Brady’s contract is up. That doesn’t mean the Patriots are not appreciative of the fourth-year guard, who has started every game in that time.26. Everson Griffen, Minnesota DEPFF rating: 77.62019 cap hit: $7.9 millionAge: 32Griffen had a clause in his contract, which allows him to become a free agent and void the rest of his deal by finishing with at least six sacks, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He had eight and sat out Week 17. Griffen was a comeback player of the year candidate, thriving off the edge after missing five games in 2018 because of mental health.25. Bud Dupree, Pittsburgh OLBPFF rating: 77.72019 cap hit: $9.2 millionAge: 27Dupree broke out this season after not living up to his status as a first-round pick in his first four seasons. The Steelers paid him a $9.2 option last year, but they are 29th in cap space this offseason and also must consider defensive tackle Javon Hargrave.24. Vinny Curry, Philadelphia DEPFF rating: 77.92019 cap hit: $2.1 millionAge: 32A standout on the Eagles’ 2017 Super Bowl title team, Curry signed with Tampa Bay after that season and then was cut — similarly to Jamie Collins and the Browns with two years left on the deal — only to re-sign last March with Philadelphia for one season.APGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks for a receiver as offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga (75) blocks Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon (92) on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)23. Bryan Bulaga, Green Bay OTPFF rating: 77.92019 cap hit: $8.3 millionAge: 31Here is a position of high interest for the Browns. Considering the former Green Bay presence in Cleveland’s front office, Bulaga would be a natural target if it weren’t for the fact that he protects Aaron Rodgers’ right side. The Packers have about $26.8 million in cap space, ranking 23rd. Bulaga is their top free agent.APTennessee Titans tackle Jack Conklin receives attention Jan. 13, 2018, on the field after an injury during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)22. Jack Conklin, Tennessee OTPFF rating: 78.32019 cap hit: $5 millionAge: 26If Conklin hits the market, it’s a sign the Titans do not see him as the player they took with the eighth overall pick in 2016. Conklin became an All-Pro as a rookie, but tore his ACL during a January 2018 playoff game vs. New England. Coincidentally, the Browns could have had him before trading down a second time — after passing on Carson Wentz and dealing again to wind up with Corey Coleman. Regardless of Conklin’s value as a right tackle to Tennessee, which has Taylor Lewan at left tackle, he is an upgrade at either spot in Cleveland. The Titans certainly have the flexibility to bring back Conklin with about $61.4 million in cap space, which ranks 13th in the league.21. Emmanuel Sanders, San Francisco WRPFF rating: 78.42019 cap hit: $5.9 millionAge: 33San Francisco acquired Sanders before the trading deadline to bolster their passing game for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The move paid dividends, but the 49ers have a long list of objectives in retaining younger players. They include free agents Arik Armstead and Jimmie Ward.APLos Angeles Rams inside linebacker Cory Littleton (58) runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)20. Cory Littleton, Los Angeles Rams ILBPFF rating: 78.82019 cap hit: $3 millionAge: 26Littleton should be in for a raise after signing a one-year deal last year, coming off his first Pro Bowl season. His efficiency did not dropped as a second-year starter. The Rams added him as an undrafted free agent in 2016. Seattle’s Bobby Wagner ($14.7 million in 2020) to the Giants’ Alec Ogletree ($11.7 million) could provide a glimpse of the annual price range for Littleton. The Rams have about $24.2 million in space, ranking 24th.19. Brian Poole, New York Jets CBPFF rating: 79.02019 cap hit: $3.5 millionAge: 27One of the bright spots for the Jets is the potential of their secondary, led by 2017 first-round pick Jamal Adams at safety. They sort of fell into Poole last year with a one-year signing in March. That made him the 57th-highest paid cornerback, according to Spotrac, in 2019.APNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts to a touchdown against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)18. Tom Brady, New England QBPFF rating: 80.32019 cap hit: $21.5 millionAge: 43Is this the end of an era in New England? Brady will be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his 20-year career. The Patriots cannot assign the franchise tag to him, per a provision in his last contract. Brady’s contract this past season included a $20.25 signing bonus and $1.75 million base salary.APDallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott walks off the field Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)17. Dak Prescott, Dallas QBPFF rating: 80.32019 cap hit: $2.1 millionAge: 27Big changes could be in store for Big D with about two dozen free agents, led by Prescott and star wide receiver Amari Cooper. Questions also surround the status of coach Jason Garrett. Prescott threw for more 4,902 yards, second to fellow free agent Jameis Winston of Tampa Bay. Prescott and the Cowboys reportedly had little contact since September, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. For reference, Jared Goff of the Los Angeles Rams is expected to be the most expensive quarterback in 2020 at about $36 million. Seattle’s Russell Wilson reset the market last year with a four-year, $140 million contract. He also signed it entering his 30s.16. Devin McCourty, New England FSPFF rating: 80.72019 cap hit: $13.4 millionAge: 33McCourty wraps up a five-year deal with the Patriots, who moved him to safety before that extension. He’s been a part of three Super Bowl titles and earned two Pro Bowl nods. The Patriots have $42.7 million in cap space, ranking 20th, with some considerable veterans coming up on new contracts — including quarterback Tom Brady, linebacker Kyle Van Noy, linebacker Jamie Collins and guard Joe Thuney.15. Anthony Castonzo, Indianapolis OTPFF rating: 81.32019 cap hit: $11 millionAge: 32Castonzo has not missed a start for the Colts, whose now sturdy offensive line allowed them to buoy up early in the season after quarterback Andrew Luck’s sudden retirement. Castonzo could be a prime target for many teams, including the Browns, but the Colts have plenty of money to spend this offseason. Their $107.2 million in cap room ranks second behind Miami.14. Jason Peters, Philadelphia OTPFF rating: 81.82019 cap hit: $8.6 millionAge: 38After nine Pro Bowls and two All-Pro seasons, Peters has remained a consistent starter despite not being the same dominant force. The Eagles drafted Andre Dillard last year with the intentions of him replacing Peters as the starting left tackle.13. Marcus Peters, Baltimore CBPFF rating: 83.22019 cap hit: $5.8 millionAge: 27Baltimore acquired Peters in October from the Los Angeles Rams for a fifth-round pick and linebacker Kenny Young. The move came as part of the Rams’ shuffling in their secondary while adding Jalen Ramsey. Peters is a former John Dorsey draft pick in Kansas City.12. Javon Hargrave, Pittsburgh DTPFF rating: 83.42019 cap hit: $2.1 millionAge: 27At 6-2 and 305 pounds, Hargrave has been a starter for the Steelers throughout most of his four years since they drafted him in 2016. The former third-rounder from South Carolina State is among a few key Steelers free agents, including outside linebacker Bud Dupree coming off his rookie deal. Pittsburgh has just $2.2 million in cap space, ranking 29th.APNew England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy dives over New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones to score a touchdown after returning a fumble he recovered Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)11. Kyle Van Noy, New England LBPFF rating: 83.62019 cap hit: $6.2 millionAge: 29Van Noy should draw considerable interest as one of the top inside linebackers available on the market. Taken by Detroit in the second round of the 2014 draft, Van Noy went to New England in a 2016 midseason trade. The Patriots retained his services two years ago with an $11.7 million deal.APDallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper signs his jersey after an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)10. Amari Cooper, Dallas WRPFF rating: 84.12019 cap hit: $13.9 millionAge: 26Cooper said in early December he wants to sign a long-term deal with the Cowboys, who acquired him in a 2018 trade with Oakland. “I love it here,” Cooper said, as reported by The Dallas Morning News. “I want to be here. I just love this situation, my teammates. I just feel it’s the place for me.” Dallas has roughly $85 million in cap space, but that’s not counting a big deal for Dak Prescott at quarterback.APRain water splashes as San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward (20) tackles Washington Redskins running back Wendell Smallwood on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)9. Jimmie Ward, San Francisco FSPFF rating: 84.22019 cap hit: $3.8 millionAge: 29It should be no surprise the 49ers enjoyed a breakout season and have two of the higher rated free agents with Ward and defensive end Arik Armstead. With the potential need in Cleveland and free safety Damarious Randall a free agent, Ward could be a target for the Browns.8. Chris Jones, Kansas City DTPFF rating: 84.92019 cap hit: $1.9 millionAge: 26Considering Jones’ age and productivity, he is likely to receive the franchise tag from Kansas City. The former second-round pick was a training camp holdout last year. The Chiefs have about $21.3 million in cap space, ranking 25th in the league with not too many expensive players coming off the books. Former Browns defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah also is one of their free agents.7. D.J. Reader, Houston DTPFF rating: 86.72019 cap hit: $2 millionAge: 26Reader is coming off his rookie deal and was a versatile part of the Texans’ 3-4 defensive front, playing both nose tackle and end. Houston drafted him in the fifth round in 2016 and has the cash to spend on him with roughly $76.1 million in cap space.APSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, left, avoids being sacked by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)6. Jadeveon Clowney, Seattle DEPFF rating: 87.32019 cap hit: $8 millionAge: 27Clowney is a bargain this season for Seattle, which agreed to no franchise tag for 2020 after acquiring him in a Sept. 1 trade for linebackers Barkevious Mingo and Jacob Martin with a third-round pick in this year’s draft. The Seahawks will have flexibility, despite quarterback Russell Wilson’s massive deal that will take up $31 million next season against their cap. They are projected to have the seventh-most cap room with about $73.8 million in space and additional defenders Ezekiel Ansah and Mychal Kendricks hitting the market. Their defensive front could see changes. Defensive end Quinton Jefferson and tackle Jarran Reed also need new deals.5. Arik Armstead, San Francisco DEPFF rating: 89.82019 cap hit: $9 millionAge: 26The 49ers could have some tough choices to make this offseason with Armstead and safety Jimmie Ward up for new deals. That might not seem like a lot on the surface, but remember how much San Francisco has invested in its defensive front with first-round picks, which will also have contracts coming up in the next few seasons. The Niners rank 26th in cap space.APMinnesota Vikings’ Anthony Harris (41) scores as he returns an interception against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)4. Anthony Harris, Minnesota SSPFF rating: 90.52019 cap hit: $3.1 millionAge: 28The Vikings should be a team to watch for Browns fans with an impending need at safety and Minnesota full of free agents at a position of depth. The Vikings also have little cap room and rank 31st in space with Harris and productive backup Andrew Sendejo set for free agency. Smith is a fifth-year player who was undrafted from Virginia, but became a regular starter in 2019.APDenver Broncos free safety Justin Simmons (31) tackles Kansas City Chiefs tight end Blake Bell (81) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)3. Justin Simmons, Denver FSPFF rating: 90.82019 cap hit: $2.2 millionAge: 26The fourth-year safety and former third-round pick is enjoying a career year, just in time to cash in. He won a starting job in 2017, now thriving as a ball hawk with four interceptions. The top five highest paid safeties are all making at least $10 million per year, led by Miami’s Rashad Jones at $17 million. The Broncos are projected to have about $65.2 million, close to the upper third in the league with cap space.APNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates his touchdown pass to tight end Josh Hill, which broke the NFL record for career touchdown passes, surpassing Peyton Manning, against the Indianapolis Colts onMonday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)2. Drew Brees, New Orleans QBPFF rating: 91.22019 cap hit: $22.7 millionAge: 41Brees is not expect to depart New Orleans this offseason, despite his age and missing five games this season. He broke Peyton Manning’s all-time passing touchdown record of 539 in Week 15. The Saints will have a handful of free-agent decisions to address, including Bridgewater — whose value showed in Brees’ absence — along with safety Vonn Bell and defensive tackle David Onyemata, to name a few.APTennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) celebrates after scoring a 2-point conversion against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)1. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee QBPFF rating: 92.52019 cap hit: $1.8 millionAge: 32OK, so Tannehill won’t be the most sought free agent this offseason. However, he has the highest rating from PFF among free agents. He also had a league-high 117.5 quarterback rating. The Titans went to him in Week 7 over former No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota, who’s also a free agent. It paid in the form of a playoff spot. The question is, do the Titans — with $61.5 million in cap room — bring back Tannehill? Does a team looking for a stopgap quarterback (perhaps the Chargers) pursue him? 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