Catching up NFL Offseason: Editor Examines Top Stories


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Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers situation is up in the air for next season. He could retire or be traded.

Head Coach Sean Payton:

After a disappointing 5-12 season, the Denver Broncos fired first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett. Hackett did not only lead his team into a losing record but he was also seen many times mismanaging the game clock and not having his team prepared. After trading two first-round picks for quarterback Russel Wilson, the Broncos have the urge to win now, making them want to make a big splash in the head coaching market. So, they recently traded a first-round pick and more to the saints for the rights to head coach Sean Payton. Payton is a Super Bowl winning head coach who will hopefully turn the Broncos into a formidable team.

Lamar Jackson:

Lamar Jackson is a star quarterback who is currently under contract with the Baltimore Ravens. Jackson is in talks with Baltimore for a contract extension, but no progress has been made. After Deshaun Watson got a fully guaranteed contract with the Browns last season, many quarterbacks are demanding the same. With the Ravens almost $100 million dollars off of the amount Jackson wants according to reports from ESPN, there could be an opportunity for him to get traded. Many teams such as the New York Jets and Falcons could take massive swings at Jackson and offer the Ravens multiple first-round picks and other assets. As the Ravens continue to try to come to terms with their star quarterback, it will be intriguing to see if this will be the end of his tenure in Baltimore.

The #1 Pick:

After finishing with a 3-14 record last season, the Chicago Bears currently hold the rights to the number one overall pick, but the Bears already have their franchise quarterback in Justin Fields. Many teams including the Panthers and Colts want to draft a quarterback with the first pick such as Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud which could open up a bidding war for the Bears’ pick. On the Bears’ side of things, it would be a great idea to trade the pick as the expected value is over three first-round picks. These picks would be vital to helping Chicago rebuild their roster. Although the Bears may hold onto the pick and use it on a defensive star, it will be interesting to see if a deal gets done.

Aaron Rodgers:

After an offseason full of turmoil last season for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, it seems as if the Packers are ready to move on from their Hall of Fame Quarterback. Reports from ESPN have surfaced that a potential reunion with star wide receiver Davante Adams in Las Vegas is a possibility for Rodgers. It has also been reported from many outlets that the Jets are all in for Rodgers and will pursue a trade with the Packers. Although the Packers will demand a king’s ransom for their star, he is one of the few players worth the price. Despite the fact that many Packers fans will want to give it one last run for a super bowl, it seems that the front office is over Rodger’s antics and wants a fresh start. 

As the offseason continues and edges closer to the draft, it will be interesting to see what is the outcome of these and alike situations.