NFL Transaction Season

Players Across the League are Finding new Homes

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The NFL Free Agency period is a time where fans have hope that their teams will make the right moves to win a championship in the near future. While fans won’t be seeing their teams play anytime soon, it is always fun to see what a team is doing and what direction they are looking to improve in.


There have already been a lot of moves that will impact next year’s standings. One of the first notable deals that got done was the 49ers signing the former first round pick, quarterback Sam Darnold. With Brock Purdy’s status to start next season unclear, this signing is intended to secure their backup QB spot.


Next, both Pennsylvania teams shored up their cornerback spots. The Steelers signed veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson to a 2 year, 14 million dollar deal. The former All-Pro should be a great help to their secondary.


Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles were able to retain premier cornerback Darius Slay on a 3 year, 50 million dollar contract. The 11-year pro was a big part of the Eagles Super Bowl run this past season.


After the Patriots 8 win season, they are looking to give their young quarterback Mac Jones weapons in the hope that he will improve this upcoming season. The Patriots brought in JuJu Smith-Schuster to add to their wide receiver room. They also signed tight end Mike Gesicki to help their young QB.


With the departure of quarterback Derek Carr to the Saints, the Las Vegas Raiders decided to get their next quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo. He has shown that with the right pieces around him, he can elevate his play and lead a team to a Super Bowl appearance. His main issue has been the ability to win with a team that does not have as many pieces around him. Raiders fans hope Garoppolo can develop into that level of player during his time there.


The Cincinnati Bengals have had one clear problem since their 2021 Super Bowl appearance: their offensive line. The signing of Pro Bowl left tackle Orlando Brown Jr will help fix that problem.


The Houston Texans re-signed left tackle Laremy Tunsil. He got a 3 year, 75 million dollar contract which makes him the highest paid lineman of all time.


The other Texas team, the Dallas Cowboys, have also been active. They traded for former Pro Bowler Stephon Gilmore and wide receiver Brandin Cooks. These moves will aim to push the Cowboys closer to a Super Bowl berth. 


The Carolina Panthers are trying to give their new quarterback help by picking up Adam Thielen from free agency. The former Minnesota Viking was fourth in team targets last year so he will be looking for a bigger role with his new team.