The center is often times considered the anchor of the offensive line. He is also one of the most important players because he is the direct line of defense to the quarterback and he touches the ball every single play.
Every play begins with him and he can sometimes ruin a team’s chances to win with a bad snap or an early step which hits the quarterback’s foot. So, with that being said, it’s pretty clear that the center position is one you want to have a guy with his head on straight.
There aren’t a ton of talented free agents at the position this season, but the ones there could help teams out, whether they need a starter or depth. Let’s take a look at five of those players.