Ricky Jean-Francois might not be a household name, but the former San Francisco 49ers backup defensive tackle drew plenty of interest heading into NFL free agency.
Jean-Francois never made it out of his visit with the Indianapolis Colts, however, signing a four-year, $22 million contract, a source who has seen the deal told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Thursday.
While Jean-Francois saw his stock rise because he was the only free agent capable of playing all three defensive line positions in a 3-4 scheme, a contract worth more than $5 million annually is quite the leap of faith. Appearing in 51 games over four seasons with the 49ers, Jean-Francois never has played more than 27 percent of the defensive snaps in a single season.
Grigson, the 2012 NFL Executive of the Year, had plenty of money to burn entering free agency. He might have done exactly that.