As the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs gear up for Super Bowl LVII, the 30 teams not in the big game are gearing up for the 2023 season. The league still has him one game left before the NFL offseason craze kicks in. Especially with free agency less than two months away and the draft less than three months away.
The NFL offseason is no shortage of drama. Especially after last year’s free agency frenzy. The team will attempt to improve its roster to reach the Super Bowl and compete with the Eagles and Chiefs. This free his agent season will no doubt be focused on the quarterback, as there could be a big move among signal his callers across the league.
With the offseason just a few weeks away, here are the main stories to watch going forward:
For the third time in the last four offseasons, the world of the NFL revolves around Tom Brady and what he will do next season. There are several options to consider, such as signing a 10-year, $375 million contract with
Brady retired last season, but after 40 days, he decided to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With Brady unlikely to return to Tampa Bay, several options are available. Las Vegas Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Miami What about the Dolphins, are those franchises enough to entice Brady to play for another season or he for two?
This offseason will be an important one for Brady and the franchise away from being a Super Bowl contender quarterback. Any team that acquires Brady will acquire several players with him.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have played a dance game in the last two offseasons, resulting in Rodgers being the highest-paid quarterback in the league and the Packers having his best pass catcher in Davante Adams. We made a trade-off. With Jordan Love in the final year of his rookie contract with the Packers, will Green Bay and Rodgers finally decide to part ways?
The New York Jets hired Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator to lure Rogers out, and the Las Vegas Raiders have Adams in case Rogers wants to reunite with him. There will definitely be.
3. Will the Ravens sign Lamar Jackson to a long-term deal?
Lamar Jackson’s future with the Ravens is as uncertain as they come, especially with both sides failing to reach a long-term deal before the quarterback’s self-imposed deadline before the season. The Ravens could certainly franchise Jackson this offseason and sign him to a long-term deal, but would Jackson want to be in Baltimore at this point?
The Ravens didn’t help Jackson by providing him with a pass catcher this season. increase.
Jackson’s near-term future in Baltimore looks secure unless the Ravens decide to move on and pay him the lucrative extension he wants. Interesting things happen about how much he wants and how much Baltimore can get for him.
4. What’s next for Derek Carr?
The Raiders are leaving Derek Kerr this offseason, but which team will Kerr go to? will be the first domino to fall?
The franchise has had the worst ERA in the NFL since Kerr was with the Raiders. With Kerr getting his second chance with the new franchise, could a more capable defense get the most out of him?Kerr was the franchise quarterback the Raiders have lacked since Rich Gannon. However, the Raiders were not able to pull off a playoff win despite their impressive performances.
How much is a car worth? What would teams be willing to pay him for? Now that Kerr is on the market, it will be interesting to see which teams jump on him first.
5. Can the NFC Champion Eagles keep all free agents?
The Eagles have arguably the best roster in the NFL, dominating their opponents throughout the regular season and the playoffs to make it to the Super Bowl. Not all of these players will return for his 2023 season. Because some of the major performers are free agents.
James Bradbury, Javon Hargrave, CJ Gardner-Johnson, Miles Sanders, Fletcher Cox, TJ Edwards, Isaac Semaro and Marcus Epps are the main starters who will become free agents in March. That’s a lot of the good players the Eagles have to keep, and Philadelphia can’t keep them all with the available cap space.
The Eagles need to get creative with their salary caps again and retain players who are part of their long-term future. This team is definitely not the same NFC Championship team.
6. Who will be the 49ers’ quarterback next season?
San Francisco basically made a decision to Jimmy Garoppolo before the season when the 49ers decided to go with Trey Lance in camp. made it possible to enter free agency. Garoppolo basically took over the job after Lance lost the season to an injury, but was injured mid-season and was replaced by Brock Purdy.
Purdy injured UCL in the NFC Championship Game. It was a blast that showed the 49ers could be a superstar quarterback on the cusp of winning a Super Bowl. For his 49ers with Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle and Brandon Ayuk, it’s important to get the most out of every skill his player has.
Does San Francisco think Purdy is the answer for 2023, or will the 49ers double down on Lance investment? With Brady and other free-agent quarterbacks available, enough to move from both. Are you attractive?
San Francisco faces a tough decision that can mean the difference between winning the Super Bowl or being eliminated in the postseason.
Saquon Barkley is the best player in free agency’s high-load running back class, but how much will he take from the Giants? He said he didn’t want to create a market for running backs.
Barkley isn’t the same player he was five years ago, but he’s still the one the opposing defense has to lock down. The Giants’ offense could have gone unchallenged without Barkley in 2022, but New York will pay his best offensive player more than his $10 million. The Giants have cap space, but they have other pressing offensive issues to address.
Berkley doesn’t have to be the first domino to fall, but demand will be high.
8. How much can the 2020 quarterback class earn in extensions?
Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert and Jaylen Hurts all have lucrative extensions scheduled for the offseason this year, with Burrow and Herbert in particular exercising their fifth-year options this year. Hearts was a second-round pick, so there’s no option for him in the fifth year. That means his extension from the Eagles could come sooner or later.
Aaron Rodgers earns the highest average annual salary for a quarterback, $50,271,667, and is certain to break after Russell Wilson received $49 million and Kyler Murray received $46.1 million in the previous offseason. .
Burrow and Herbert are poised to reset the market and Hurts won’t be too far behind. Tua Tagovailoa has also been linked with a contract extension, with an option for a fifth year.
The quarterback market is reset with this ability.
9. Will teams pay any of these running backs in this deep free agent class?
There are many talented running backs entering the open market, but how much are these players worth? Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs, Miles Sanders, Tony Pollard, Kareem Hunt, Rashaad Penny, Jamaal Williams, Raheem Mostert, D’Onta Foreman, Devin Singletary, Samaje Perine and Jerick McKinnon are notable names going free agency.
The team has a lot of good players, but will these franchises go into bidding wars for some of these players? Do you want to expand your market later?
Teams will want the running back they want, but running backs have proven to be more valuable in rookie contracts than paying players big bucks for a second contract.
Can the same be said for this offseason? A lot of good players will come out.