We close our tour of the eight NFL divisions to learn about the pending tasks of each of the four teams in the sector for the offseason
After the bulk of the free agency and the Draft 2022the teams of the NFL They have defined, to a large extent, their templates for the following season. However, there is still time to polish the last details.
Template gaps, deep questions, and extra-sports issues are among the pending tasks for most teams in the leaguewhile work began on the off-season programs.
Culminating our tour with the NFC Oeste We close our analysis of the eight divisions of the NFL to know what the pending tasks are for each franchise.
Resolve the contractual situation with Kyler Murray
Currently, Murray is scheduled to earn almost $11.4 million for next season, and just over $29.7 million for 2023. In both cases, it would be a personal record, although not enough for the quarterback. Murray is seeking a long-term extension, and is experiencing a tumultuous off-season that has included deleting all reference to the club from his social media, and his agent publishing a letter stating that a proposal has been launched according to the club, and they are waiting for a response. Without knowing the terms of that proposal, it’s clear that the Cardinals don’t want to create more off-the-field distractions with their quarterback, or wait too long to grant him an extension, considering how inflation is heading around the league in the position. Perhaps, it is not about immediately signing an agreement that gives in everything that Murray demands, but it is necessary to reach a middle point where the quarterback knows what to expect, and when, and the club is sure that its most important man in staff will be completely focused on the coming campaign.
Finish convincing Odell Beckham Jr. to return to Los Angeles
The Rams have been consistent in their stance in wanting OBJ back, even as they added Allen Robinson II to a Cooper Kupp-led group that includes recent draft picks Van Jefferson and Tutu Atwell. Beckham is a special talent, and he knows he’s been enhanced by his role in winning the Super Bowl title with the Rams last year — despite the injury sustained in the game — after a very unfortunate exit from Cleveland. There is competition for OBJ’s services, but the Rams’ chances of becoming the first consecutive NFL champion in nearly two decades grow exponentially if he returns.
Finding a trade offer for Jimmy Garoppolo
At this point in the offseason, it seems clear there won’t be a trade anytime soon for the quarterback as he recovers from shoulder surgery in early March. That doesn’t mean the Niners should stop working the market. For financial reasons, it seems unfeasible to keep Garoppolo on the roster, especially when the team has practically handed over the car keys to Trey Lance –with or without merits–, and Garoppolo himself was already talking about potential destinations since the end of the season. pass. Monitoring other teams’ health situations and suspensions — if Deshaun Watson is suspended for a minimum of six games, will Garoppolo be an option in Cleveland? — is a task the 49ers can’t fail at.
Define a plan at the quarterback position
At the moment, and thanks to the experience in the system, Geno Smith appears as a starter in the Seattle roster order, prior to the training camp battle that he will hold against Drew Lock, acquired by the club as part of the exchange that led to Russell Wilson to Denver; and Jacob Eason, who was originally a fourth-round draft pick by Indianapolis, in 2020. There’s no question that Lock is the favorite to start most games of the season, but to say he’s dealing with a long-term solution is taking a huge leap of faith. Plus, there’s still the option of adding a fourth quarterback before spring training, with Baker Mayfield an obvious but not the only option. How much would it cost to separate Gardner Minsheww from the Eagles?