The Super Bowl has come and gone and that means it’s time for the NFL free agency craze to set in! All 32 teams know what their needs are, what their salary cap situations look like, and who they can afford to court. This year’s free agency class is a deep one and teams with needs (and cash) will make their plays for the players they desire before setting their eyes on the draft class to follow. In this article, I’m looking at 5 NFL free agency moves I absolutely can see happening. Let’s get it into it.
Terron Armstead to the Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow has changed the culture in Cincinnati quickly but with the number of sacks he’s taking, he’s running the risk of becoming the next Andrew Luck. Cincinnati has cap space to make a splash and is going to look like an attractive landing spot to the best free-agent lineman on the market after coming up short in the Super Bowl, in particular, due to poor protection from their O-Line. The Saints will do everything they can to keep Armstead but with the coaching change and up in the air QB situation, Armstead might feel the itch to chase both the money and a possible Super Bowl ring.
Chris Godwin to the Chicago Bears
The Bears are going to have their hearts set on stealing Mr. Adams away from division rival Green Bay but it’s not happening. If Green Bay doesn’t slap the franchise tag on the best WR in the league, there’s something seriously wrong with that situation. So Chicago, the team with the 9th most cap space headed into this off-season, will go out and sign the second-best free agent WR, giving Justin Fields an exciting weapon to pair opposite upstart WR Darnell Mooney.
Jameis Winston to the Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh was not prepared at all for life after Big Ben and while they’ll likely draft their hopeful long-term solution, they aren’t going to take any chances and will sign the only notable free agent QB who can start Day 1. Winston, after spending a year learning from Drew Brees, started last season hot, proving that he’s still got a cannon to work with, and had it not been for a season-ending injury, there would likely be more buzz surrounding Winston this off-season. The Steelers love a QB with a cannon and can’t afford to pass up on getting someone like Winston throwing the ball to their talented WR corps.
D.J. Chark to the New England Patriots
Billy B has tried so hard to land stud WR’s in New England. Sure, he had Randy Moss and Wes Welker, but he’s also had a lot of duds. Chark is as talented as they come and what free agent in their right mind wants to return to Jacksonville? The Patriots have the cap space to go out and land a young stud to pair with Mac Jones for years to come and after starting his career in chaotic Jacksonville, Chark is likely more than ready to play for an elite coach who wants to win again.
Allen Robinson to the Miami Dolphins
No team has more cap space to work with than Miami and if you’re going to see if Tua is your man long-term, getting a proven stud to lineup opposite Waddle is one of the best moves you can make. Robinson, despite the poor all-around play of the Bears, was a bright spot, showing that he’s absolutely still got it. If the Dolphins are looking to make a space in this year’s NFL free agency, bringing Robinson to Miami is the move to make.
What NFL free agency moves do you see happening? Make sure to sound off in the comments with your thoughts!