We are a good three months into free agency. Scores of players have found new teams. Hundreds of millions of dollars has changed hands.
But while the free agent cupboard may be pretty picked over, it isn't completely bare. There's some talent left on the proverbial bone. Some players were only recently released. Others still haven't found the right contract terms. Or are looking for more money than has been offered to date.
Quite a few of those players are aging vets looking for one last payday. One final run at a championship. But there are some players yet to find a team who are still in the prime of their careers.
It's those players we're going to focus on here—looking at a combination of talent, resume and positional value, we're going to examine the top-10 available free agents under the age of 30 as of the publication of this article.
10. LB Myles Jack
Pittsburgh Steelers center Ramon Foster played with Myles Jack in 2022. And while answering a question about Jack's future on his podcast, Foster said that he believes his former teammate may just be biding his time.
"Here's the thing, Myles Jack doesn't have to sign until July," Foster said. "He is a vet in that world now where, why would he go to OTAs (Organized Team Activities) if you know how to pick up a defense? That's just where he stands when it comes down to his play and his free agency. That's just the way I look at it."
Jack has been a productive player in the tackle column since the Jacksonville Jaguars took him in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft. In four of the past five seasons, Jack has surpassed 100 total tackles, including a team-leading 104 with the Steelers last year. The Jaguars saw enough from Jack over his first few seasons to give him a four-year, $57 million extension back in 2019.
But Jack's current employment status may have more to do with his struggles in coverage than skipping OTAs—in three of the past four seasons, Jack has surrendered a passer rating against of over 100, including 107.4 in his lone season in the Steel City in 2022.
Given those deficiencies, Jack's days as an every-down starter may be over. But he's an experienced linebacker with 95 career starts yet to turn 28 who will eventually latch on somewhere as a depth piece or two-down run-stopper.