Re-ranking the best deals of the 2022 NFL offseason, from the Broncos’ Russell Wilson to the Dolphins’ Tyrek Hill

There is still a lot to play in the 2022 NFL season, at least for most teams. the The separator image is formedAnd soon the race for the Lombardy Cup will begin. But some clubs are already looking forward to the off-season, when they may have a chance to replenish their rosters with impressive moves. Speaking of which, how did the biggest spring and summer deals pay off this fall and winter? Which teams should be proud to gamble with, and which ones might have regrets?

We’re glad you asked. Let’s revisit some of the best deals of the 2022 season and re-evaluate them based on current results:

Traded by Russell Wilson to the Broncos

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Yikes. A proper “incomplete” rating is likely pending a new coaching staff, which feels inevitable as Denver enters Week 16 at 4-10 with one of the worst offenses in the NFL. But even skeptics of Wilson’s resettlement could not have imagined a scenario this bad. The former Seahawks star looked agile before suffering a recent head injury, but overall, he’s been a sluggish, slow shooter and agonizingly inaccurate for much of the year. Even if a new caller and a healthier support staff arrives in 2023, he may need to become the QB he never was as his business dwindles. The Broncos have regained a first-round pick with a tackle Bradley Chubb this year, but they’re essentially tied to Wilson for at least another two years because of the massive contract they handed him upon arrival; It can’t be ruled out without costing the team millions until 2024.

Base: Dr

Deshaun Watson was traded to the Browns

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QB Deshaun Watson (Texas), sixth-round pick

three from the first round, one from the third round, and two from the fourth round

Like Wilson, “incomplete” is likely the real score because 2022 will never be a proper introduction to the embattled former Texan. But even if you adored his game as a flex pocket passer early in his career, he’ll enter 2023, at age 28, having played nearly 0.5 seasons in the past three years. Not only that, but Cleveland’s resources were decimated as a result of the picks surrendering to touchdowns; The Browns had no first-round draft picks in each of the next two years, and the most important pieces of their lineup—the trenches on either side of the ball—were increasingly ready for reinforcements. Is there a scenario that crosses the top ten again? Maybe. But for what offense, to what coach, and how far into his lucrative contract? And we haven’t even touched on the permanent shadow that his alleged off-field misconduct has cast over the Organization.

Base: Dr

Matt Ryan was traded to the Colts

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This is one of the more unique flops on the list for several reasons: No. 1, it’s completely inseparable from the trade of Carson Wentz, who later paid for Ryan’s access by signing her up to a third network; Second, the collapse of Ryan suffering from staff turnover behind a shaky line may be the wake-up call that convinces teammates to pause the veteran QB’s carousel offer and invest in developmental options. So yeah, it was a bad move in terms of 2022: all of which hastened the firing of Frank Reich and left Indy unable to compete for a very winnable division. But in the bigger picture, it didn’t cost Ryan a fortune, he was always on a one- or two-year lease, and his failure could lead to a necessary offensive reset, exposing larger flaws in the team’s construction. Maybe even that gives them too much credit.

Base: d +

Carson Wentz was traded to the leaders

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QB Carson Wentz (Colts), second round pick, seventh overall

The second round, the third round, the conditional third round

Everyone was upset in Washington the moment this went down, mainly because the Colts broadcast their intentions to go forward and still had the leaders concede a pair of potential second-day picks. And the cost, in fact, has proven prohibitive: Current rookie Taylor Hynecke isn’t much better, but the fact that he’s comparable to Wentz begs the question, why give up so much — and pay over $30 million — for a meager upgrade? We appreciate their interest in Wentz’s upside, and they could easily get out of the QB contract after 2022, but later on, using the capital and cash of a veteran like Jimmy Garoppolo or Gardner Minshew might actually keep them in the playoff race.

Base: d +

Tel Tyrek traded with dolphins

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WR Terek Hill (Chiefs)

First-round, second-round, fourth-round, sixth-round picks

His claims about wanting and needing to leave Kansas City might be ridiculous, but he certainly proved everyone who doubted his ability to post video game numbers with an inferior QB wrong. Few players have had a measurable impact on the signaler’s improvement. And Hill certainly — sometimes on his own — upgraded Tua Tagovailoa to a solid QB play. The only real thing here is that you wonder what the cap is for the dolphins with Tagovailoa, whose deep ball and unscripted accuracy is still not accurate. With only three draft picks in the first five rounds of the 2023 draft — and no first baseman — thanks to Hill’s price, they’re betting that “Cheetah” will continue to take offense alongside Jaylen Waddle.

Base: a-

Davante Adams was traded to the Raiders

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Like Hill in Miami, Adams was his same plain old explosive in Las Vegas, even with a downgrade at QB. So the cost has already justified itself: even after turning 30 soon, with a massive salary, Adams remains one of the strongest guns at his position, proving all but the fighting QB as his No. 1 target. Again, the nitpick lies more in overall team building : What is the Raiders cap with this current setup? The upcoming QB and/or coach changes won’t be shocking. Thus, the big Adams acquisition was only stymied by a lack of clarity in the rest of the organization.

Base: a-

AJ Brown was traded to the Eagles

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Few movements have done more to track organization than this one here. Jalen Hurts is a better first-place player for more reasons than one – unlike Tagovailoa, for example, he’s particularly capable of getting creative on his own, particularly on the floor. But Eagles QB catapulted to real stardom in large part because of Brown. When the former Titans star isn’t dominating center field or winning deep, his imposing presence opens up the lanes for DeVonta Smith. Better yet, it’s younger (25) and cheaper than other big-name business acquisitions in its position (Adams and Hill), making it one of the most impressive building blocks in a well-rounded competitor.

Base: A +

Marquis traded Brown to the Cardinals

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Hollywood was Arizona’s first start, legitimately replacing DeAndre Hopkins as the No. 1 threat with 38 passes for 417 yards and three scores in its first five games. It proved too good to be true. Brown remains a solid long-term option at 25 with elite velocity, but a foot injury essentially robbed him of half the season, and he’s now been having on/off durability issues in three of his four NFL seasons. This is reminiscent of the bigger picture problem at Arizona State, where the team failed to properly add reliable developmental pieces around QB Kyler Murray. His performance in 2023, the year of the contract, will determine a lot.

Base: c

Amari Cooper traded to the Browns

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The Browns have major question marks at some of the most important positions — QB, OL, and DL — but if it weren’t for Cooper, their offense might have really sunk this year. The running game is still a driving force in Cleveland, but his presence as a reliable road racer has given Jacoby Brissett a safety valve and should equip Deshaun Watson with the same for at least a few years. The main reason Dallas gave him up for so little was his $20 million per year price tag, but that now seems like a real bargain, considering he’s tied with five others as the game’s 10th-highest earner, barely making more than players. Like Brandin Cooks, Michael Thomas, and Kenny Golladay. At £28, for such a small purchase cost, it was more than serviceable.

Base: a-

Khalil Mack traded with the Chargers

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It’s been a while since Mack really terrorized opposing QBs as a game-smasher, and his numbers (45 tackles, 7.0 sacks, 10 QB strikeouts) weren’t particularly flashy in his first year as a Charger. But with Joey Bossa sidelined for most of the year, his strength and experience helped Brandon Staley’s team stay afloat and, more recently, improve into a unit of clinching caliber. It will become much more expensive in 2023, when it’s worth more than $27 million, but Los Angeles could get out of the deal without major repercussions. And with an instant playoff run in mind, it’s not the worst thing in the world to overpay for speeding up proven passes down the stretch.

Base: B


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