The Most Eventful NFL Offseason Ever?

It would be an understatement to say that the 2022 NFL offseason has been wild so far. Many teams throughout the league have made game-changing transactions that will heavily impact the upcoming season. 

The biggest changes this offseason were made specifically at arguably the most important position in football – quarterback.

The retirement of Tom Brady caught everyone by surprise. Not only did Brady retire, but he unretired within weeks of the announcement. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were struck with a major issue after Brady’s alleged retirement, but along with his comeback they no longer need to scout for a new quarterback, and it’s safe to say that they will make another Superbowl run in the upcoming season.

Tom Brady stands alongside newly retired Buccaneers head coach, Bruce Arians. Photo Credit: Don Montague/Associated Press

Another major transaction at the quarterback position was a trade made between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. Seattle sent veteran Russell Wilson to Denver in exchange for quarterback Drew Lock and a few draft picks. This causes an issue for the Seahawks as Drew Lock hasn’t proven himself to be an outstanding player, and it will be difficult for the team to adjust to a new quarterback after having Wilson on the team for nine years.

A huge shocker was the re-signing of Aaron Rodgers with a rumored four-year, 200 million dollar contract with the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers has hinted at the possibility of leaving the Packers in the past, which caused a lot of confusion around the league.

Despite this clear win for the Packers, the departure of star wide receiver Devante Adams leaves a big hole in the team’s roster. Many believed that Rodgers and Adams would be traded in a package deal to the same team, but with this failing to occur, the Packers are left with a below average receiving core.

Lastly, Deshaun Watson is back. After facing 22 sexual assault allegations and missing the entire 2021 season, the Houston Texans’ star quarterback has been proven innocent and has been traded to the Cleveland Browns for three first round draft picks. 

Though the Texans aren’t heavily impacted by this trade, many have believed that the Browns were a good quarterback away from being a great team, which is what may be proven in the upcoming season.