Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is in the midst of an interesting defensive tackle market. There's been a recent flood of upper-mid tier defensive tackles with the releases of Randy Starks and Red Bryant, but Wilfork seems to be garnering plenty of interest.
I'm told former UM standout Vince Wilfork has three 2-for $10M deals on the table from AFC teams. Should be interesting.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) March 12, 2015
When one of the top free agent prospects, Terrance Knighton, is only able to grab a 1-year, $4 million deal out of Washington, and Wilfork is getting an average of $5 million per season, it means that the Patriots defensive captain is in high demand.
A contract with an average annual value of $5 million would tie for 13th most for a defensive tackle in the league.
With three teams offering Wilfork this money, it seems unlikely the Patriots will outbid for his services. The Colts and the Texans are the favorites to be two of the teams offering this money, and it wouldn't be surprising if a team who needs to spend cap space like the Raiders or Browns was the third.
The Patriots would love to have Wilfork back, but he'll have to compromise some of the money offered on the street.