2008 Draft #1 Pick Jake Long to Likely Hit Free Agency

Updated: December 5, 2012

In life it is not about what happens to you, it’s about how you react to what happens to you. Or as a battle rapper would put it, “its not about the fall off, it’s about the get back…”

I started this article with those words because it looks like Miami Dolphin’s former #1 pick Jake Long is at a crossroads in his career. After being placed on IR in what can only be categorized as a down year, PFT is reporting that Long will be allowed to hit unrestricted free agency this summer:

Long, the first overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft, becomes an unrestricted free agent in March, and if the Dolphins want to put the franchise tag on him, they’d need to guarantee him $15.3 million for 2013. That would be a huge investment for an offensive lineman whose play has declined this season in new coach Joe Philbin’s offense.

Chances are there will be MULTIPLE teams looking to make it rain on the 2008 NFL Draft’s first pick. Who do I think will be in the running?

  • Chicago Bears
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Philadelphia Eagles


  1. sean s.

    December 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    And who has the most cap space????By far the Eagles do!!jake long will be an Eagle in 2013.Now go on Eagle fans tell me how you hate Howie Roseman.

  2. Steve

    December 7, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Actually, don’t the Colts have the most cap room and will likely spend it on OLine, DLine, and Secondary help? I’d say Indy wouldn’t be a bad spot for him to land.

    • Keval

      December 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

      Exactly what I though. Indy has ridiculous cap room. They’ll be signed free agents like CRAZY over the off season. Long will be one of them, they need to him be a solid OLinemen and protect Luck.