NFL Free Agency Primer: Devin Singletary

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: Devin Singletary

Running back Devin Singletary has been a reliable, efficient runner for the Buffalo Bills ever since coming into the league as a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was arguably never better than in his rookie season; he averaged 64.6 rushing yards per game at an excellent 5.1 yards per carry. Still, he's been consistent and effective in all four of his seasons: he has 4122 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns to his name and is only 25 years old.

The Fit:

Singletary has a polished all-around game and is capable of contributing on the ground and as a receiver out of the backfield. At 5'7" and a little over 205 lbs, he's a little bit undersized and has yet to prove he can handle a massive workload in the NFL. He'd be a good backup for a team that has a hard-hitting, powerful lead back already in place or operates an extremely high-volume passing attack that doesn't require many carries from its backs.

The Contract:

Singletary is a quality back who has been reasonably durable throughout his four-year career but has yet to really flirt with stardom. If the Bills appreciate his leadership and constancy, they could offer him a deal similar to the three-year, $18.6 million contract his teammate Nyheim Hines is currently playing on. The upper limit of what he could earn is probably James Conner's three-year, $21 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals.

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