Most people have become savvy to the comp pick game by now, especially knowing John Schneider likes to play it as much as any NFL GM. With every move comes a bevy of questions from fans about how it affects the comp formula. So we’ve put together a real-time tracker, using the excellent tool created by Nick Korte at OverTheCap.com.
Comp count: Plus-2 (no picks)
6 — OT Brandon Shell ($5.5m APY)
6 — C/G B.J. Finney ($4m)
7 — DE Benson Mayowa ($3m)
7 — DE Bruce Irvin (TBA)
7 — OT Cedric Ogbuehi ($2.3m)
5 — OT George Fant ($9m)
6 — DE Quinton Jefferson ($6.75m)
7 — DT Al Woods ($2.75m)
Remaining UFAs: DE Jadeveon Clowney, OG Mike Iupati, DE Ziggy Ansah, LB Mychal Kendricks, WR Jaron Brown, CB Neiko Thorpe, CB Akeem King, QB Geno Smith, RB C.J. Prosise, RB Marshawn Lynch, RB Robert Turbin, DE Dekoda Watson, WR Josh Gordon.
A lot like 2017 and 2018, Schneider has not worried about playing the game this offseason. He has signed five qualifying UFAs and likely will sign one or two more.
Germain Ifedi’s one-year deal with Chicago surprisingly was for the vet minimum, which means he won’t count as a loss.
Expected other losses who could count are Clowney (if he does not re-sign), Iupati, Ansah, Brown and Thorpe.
The deadline for comp signings is April 27.