NFL Free Agency Primer: Cameron Sutton

The regular season has come to a close, and most teams have already begun the complicated process of preparing for the 2023 season. As the new league year approaches, we'll be covering the impending free agents most capable of shifting the balance of power in the NFL.

The Player: Cameron Sutton

Teams looking for an under-the-radar defensive back they can rely on should take a long look at Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cameron Sutton. The 28-year-old is coming off a career year in which he nabbed three interceptions, broke up 15 passes, and allowed a mere 65.3 passer rating on throws in his direction. He may only have 39 starts to his name, but it's not for lack of durability; he has appeared in 79 of a possible 82 games over the past five years.

The Fit:

Sutton is a cornerback with fair size and decent athleticism. He's unlikely to jump a level at this point and transform into a significant star, but he has a lot of value as a consistent and productive starter. He has versatility and can line up in multiple spots. This could be his last chance at a significant contract, so he should maximize his value by signing to a team with abundant cap space and a massive need to overhaul their defense.

The Contract:

Sutton is wrapping up a two-year, $9 million contract that he thoroughly outplayed. He's still fairly young and coming off a breakout year, so he should be able to exceed Davont Maddox's three-year, $22.5 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. He could also flirt with Darious Williams' three-year, $30 million pact with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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