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Bold predictions for the 2021 NFL offseason

The 2021 NFL offseason is already off to a roaring begin with the trades of Matthew Stafford/Jared Goff and Carson Wentz. Here are 25 daring predictions for what may very well be coming this offseason.

 

Bears acquire Deshaun Watson for three first-round picks

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Watson is the massive prize of the offseason. The Bears apparently did not have a lot curiosity in Carson Wentz, and perhaps they’ve their sights set a lot greater. It stays to be seen how enthusiastic Watson can be about becoming a member of Chicago, however he’d flip the Bears into an instantaneous contender after years of quarterback troubles.

 

Bears sign Sammy Watkins

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Watkins has a playoff hero for the Chiefs in 2019, however a lot of his three seasons in Kansas City was marred by accidents. He nonetheless has some upside in a deep large receiver free agent 12 months, and the Bears is perhaps in the market in the event that they’re unable to convey again Allen Robinson.

 

Bills sign Yannick Ngakoue

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Ngakoue continues to be trying for his massive payday after getting traded twice final 12 months. He ended the 2020 season with Baltimore, which continues to be an choice to re-sign him, however the Bills are in a equally needy place. Ngakoue has recorded at the least eight sacks in all 5 of his NFL seasons and can be a match for a defensive position that is making an attempt to get youthful.

 

Broncos sign Jameis Winston

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Winston was in a position to study from Sean Payton and Drew Brees for one 12 months in New Orleans, however the group opted to make use of Taysom Hill most of the time when Brees was injured. Looking for a chance to play, Denver appears like a very good match. The Broncos may not wish to surrender on third-year quarterback Drew Lock but, however Winston actually has the capability to problem him. Denver additionally has an enviable set of weapons with Courtland Sutton getting back from harm, rejoining Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant.

 

Browns sign Trey Hendrickson

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Hendrickson has earned an enormous contract alternative after a terrific 2020 season in New Orleans, recording 13.5 sacks. Unfortunately, the Saints may not have the cash to re-sign Hendrickson, however the Browns can be in the mark for defensive finish assist reverse Myles Garrett.

 

Buccaneers sign James White

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White had a tough 12 months professionally and personally in 2020, and the dynamic again is about to enter free company. The Patriots have the funds to maintain him round, however their again depth may trigger White to go elsewhere. He was a favourite goal for Tom Brady from 2015-2019 and can be a pleasant match as a third-down again in Tampa Bay.

 

Cardinals sign Aaron Jones

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Jones has change into a star in Green Bay, however discovering a giant contract for a operating again is less complicated mentioned than accomplished in at the moment’s NFL. The Packers may not be the proper match for Jones to receives a commission, however Arizona stays a chance whereas they nonetheless have time to capitalize on Kyler Murray’s rookie deal. Jones might group with fourth-year operating again Chase Edmonds in Arizona, giving the Cardinals one other terrific weapon.

 

Chargers sign JuJu Smith-Schuster

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Smith-Schuster appeared like a budding star early in his profession with Pittsburgh, however his manufacturing fell over the final two seasons. Pittsburgh is strapped for money and has loads of depth at large receiver, so it is nearly inevitable that Smith-Schuster can be enjoying elsewhere subsequent season. The former USC star would most likely welcome a return to Southern California, and the Chargers might use a 3rd receiving choice.

 

Chiefs bring back Justin Houston

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The Chiefs moved on from Houston in favor of Frank Clark in 2019, with the doubts that Houston might keep wholesome or be as productive in the 4-3 protection. He managed to do each of these issues with the Colts over the final two years, enjoying each recreation and recording 19 sacks throughout the common season. There’s unfinished for Houston in KC after eight seasons and 4 Pro Bowls, and the Chiefs have a necessity at defensive finish.

 

Colts sign Will Fuller

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Fuller has been a extremely productive wideout throughout his days in Houston when he is been on the area, however accidents and a latest suspension have restricted his time. He ought to nonetheless web an enormous payday, and new quarterback Carson Wentz might use one other succesful wideout. Fuller would successfully change fellow free agent T.Y. Hilton and is coming off a profession 12 months with 879 yards and eight touchdowns in 11 video games throughout 2020.

 

Cowboys acquire Von Miller

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Miller is a minimize candidate after lacking all of 2020 with an ankle harm and coming into his age 32 season. He’s been the face of the franchise and a former Super Bowl MVP for the Broncos, however discovering a brand new begin is perhaps finest as he tries to make the most of the time he has left. Jerry Jones has by no means met a move rusher he did not love, and Miller is a Dallas space native.

 

Dolphins sign Chris Carson

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Carson hasn’t fairly acquired the respect he deserved in Seattle, as the Seahawks spent a number of draft picks on operating backs throughout his tenure, together with a first-rounder in 2018 on Rashaad Penny. He nonetheless had two 1,000 yard speeding seasons earlier than seeing his workload drop off final 12 months. Miami is a operating again needy squad for the second straight 12 months and has the incentive to encompass Tua Tagovailoa with extra weapons.

 

Eagles trade for Marcus Mariota

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Mariota carried out properly when he took the area for Vegas final season and is deserving of a greater alternative to begin. The former Titans starter would get an opportunity to compete with second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts in Philly following the commerce of Carson Wentz, and the group would not want to regulate the offense whether or not the cell Hurts or Mariota are on the area.

 

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49ers commerce Jimmy Garoppolo to Jets for Sam Darnold

49ers trade Jimmy Garoppolo to Jets for Sam Darnold

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For all Garoppolo completed in main San Francisco to the Super Bowl one 12 months in the past, he is missed vital time to harm in two of the final three seasons. There are additionally questions on his final ceiling. Now that San Fran is going through extra cap points, transport Garoppolo for former Jets first-round choose Sam Darnold might make sense. Darnold would get a chance to prosper below offensive mastermind Kyle Shanahan with a much-improved supporting solid, whereas Garoppolo might rejoin Robert Saleh in New York and assist jumpstart and Jets group with loads of cap room.

 

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Jaguars signal Allen Robinson

Jaguars sign Allen Robinson

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Robinson has continued to be the finest weapon in Chicago’s offense over the final two years, however he hasn’t appeared captivated with re-signing. We should not rule out a return to Jacksonville for Robinson, the place he spent the first 4 seasons of his profession. The Jags regime is totally different nowadays with new head coach Urban Meyer and sure rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Paired with D.J. Chark, the Jags might have one thing cooking in the AFC South.

 

Jets sign Richard Sherman

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Sherman returned to the Pro Bowl for the fifth time in 2019 with San Francisco earlier than accidents restricted him to solely 5 video games in 2020. It appears unlikely that the 49ers can afford him, however Sherman might spur the Jets secondary by following former San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. He would additionally convey the sort of veteran management that the Jets are craving.

 

Jets sign Joe Thuney

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New York tried to revamp their offensive line final 12 months, however the outcomes weren’t nice. Thuney is due a giant payday that the Patriots is perhaps unwilling to contribute, however the Jets actually have the funds to convey him on. No matter the beginning quarterback in 2021, persevering with to make modifications to the offensive line needs to be a precedence.

 

Packers sign Antonio Brown

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Brown will seemingly have a restricted market because of his off-field points, however the Bucs do not remorse bringing him on en path to their Super Bowl win. Re-upping with Tampa Bay and Tom Brady looks like the most evident match, however Brown would seemingly be keen to look elsewhere if the cash is true. Green Bay noticed improvement from Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, becoming a member of the elite Davante Adams final season, however Brown may very well be a capper for a group whose window is closing.

 

Patriots sign Jacoby Brissett

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There’s been a lot hypothesis about New England’s quarterback in 2021 after the Cam Newton experiment was a failure. The Pats have the cap area to do something, however bringing again Brissett cannot be dismissed. The former New England draftee was traded to Indy in 2017 and is just 12-20 as a starter, however he has proven a capability to guard the ball. Without a bevy of weapons, Brissett may very well be a very good short-term match for a Pats roster that’s rebuilding.

 

Patriots sign Hunter Henry

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New England spent two third-round picks on tight ends final 12 months, however the returns for Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene have not been nice but. While usually injured, Henry has proven big upside as a receiver throughout his time with the Chargers and would fill an enormous want for receiving assist in New England.

 

Raiders sign A.J. Green

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Jon Gruden has proven a penchant for including veterans, and Green is out to show he has one thing left after a sub-par 2020 season. It needs to be famous that Green missed all of 2019 because of harm, however he might come at a reduction. The six-time 1,000-yard receiver may very well be a very good locker room support for 2020 first-round choose Henry Ruggs, as properly.

 

Ravens sign Corey Davis

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Davis is considered one of the prizes of a deep large receiver class, as a former first-round choose who has a great deal of expertise however hasn’t reached his potential fairly but. He was overshadowed in Tennessee by A.J. Brown over the final two seasons however had a profession 12 months in 2020 with 984 yards and 5 touchdowns. His dimension and catch radius would make him an incredible weapon for Lamar Jackson.

 

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Titans signal J.J. Watt

Titans sign J.J. Watt

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Watt may need his choose of groups as he enters free company for the first time. His precedence appears to be profitable, and the Titans can supply him that chance after making the playoffs in back-to-back years below Mike Vrabel. The group additionally has a necessity for a move rusher, and Watt performed below Vrabel in Houston.

 

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Seahawks signal Alex Mack

Seahawks sign Alex Mack

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Russell Wilson lastly voiced his displeasure with the play of the Seahawks offensive line this offseason, and the group ought to do no matter it will possibly to make him comfortable. That means lastly addressing the line with an affect addition like Mack. The six-time Pro Bowler is on the backend of his profession at 35 however can be an instantaneous enchancment at middle for Seattle whereas he tries to win his first Super Bowl.

 

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Washington indicators Curtis Samuel

Washington signs Curtis Samuel

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Washington wants to handle a number of areas on the offense, and wideout is considered one of them. The group would not have many affect weapons behind younger Terry McLaurin. Samuel might tackle a extra outstanding position in Washington and likewise reunite with head coach Ron Rivera.

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