Steven Nelson Free Agency Profile: Potential landing spots, contract situation, stats, and more

Steven Nelson is hitting the market after a year in Philadelphia -- what type of contract can he earn in the 2022 free agency period?

Steven Nelson, the Philadelphia Eagles’ veteran cornerback, is the 44th-ranked overall free agent on Pro Football Network’s Top 50 Free Agents list. What sort of contract could Nelson land during free agency, and what are his notable stats and accolades?

Recapping Nelson’s 2021 season

Nelson committed five penalties and had four pass breakups. Additionally, he produced 50 tackles and one interception last season.

Nelson has played in 98 games in his career, recording 341 total tackles, eight interceptions, and 59 pass deflections.

Possible landing spots for Nelson

NFL teams not looking to pay top dollar for a cornerback are logical destinations for Nelson. The Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, and Kansas City Chiefs could be potential fits. Nelson was with the Chiefs for the first four years of his career (2015-2018). So, a return may be beneficial for both sides.

What they’re saying about Nelson

“Steve’s done a great job in terms of coming in each day, being focused, just continuing to learn, work on his craft day in and day out. Then just having fun. What he’s been able to do for us in terms of playing opposite of Slay this year, he’s been very helpful. Also helping with the young guys, pulling everybody else along.

“I think he’s not really focusing on [anything] outside, whether it’s playing on a one-year deal or any other things of that sort. He’s really just focused on enjoying the game, enjoying the room that he’s in and everybody trying to work to be the best players we can be.” — Eagles safety Anthony Harris on Nelson

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