The safety market in 2018 was pretty much the worst possible scenario for a number of free agents.
It made things tough on the Arizona Cardinals, who cut Tyrann Mathieu because he didn’t want a reduction in pay, then it lead to an “insulting offer” from the Cardinals to Tre Boston early in the process.
Low and behold, Boston ended up in Arizona despite the insulting offer, simply because of the flat market for safeties.
Now, with the market already changing with the signing of Eric Reid, the safety market should see an influx of pay.
One person that stands to cash in is Tre Boston.
In fact, according to ESPN’s Mike Clay, Boston is an under-the-radar free agent that teams should be after in the 2019 offseason:
Clay: Tre Boston, S, Cardinals. Remember the disrespect safeties dealt with during free agency last season? Boston was one of them, managing only a one-year, $500,000 contract with Arizona. After crushing it with the Chargers in 2017, Boston was terrific while playing 85 percent of the Cardinals’ defensive snaps last season. The 26-year-old deserves a pay raise and a multiyear deal.
Boston was good for the Cardinals in 2018 and his play will undoubtedly receive a raise in salary this offseason.
Knowing that, Steve Keim was smart to sign D.J. Swearinger off waivers and have an in house replacement for the loss that they will sustain with Boston leaving in free agency.
Some team is going to get a nice player in Boston, it likely won’t be the Arizona Cardinals.