2022 Free Agency – Team Breakdowns

Joseph Adrian

3/20/22

It is now the NFL offseason but dynasty fantasy football is still alive and in full swing.  For you history aficionados, back in the 1800’s it was stated “the sun never sets on the British Empire” and the same now can be said about dynasty fantasy football.  We have the combine, draft and free agency to look forward to.  All of which will affect your team in the upcoming season.

As for the NFL free agency, this time period offers both opportunities to buy and to sell in your dynasty league(s).  With NFL teams looking to make that next push to getting their teams to the playoffs and ultimately competing for a Super Bowl, you can also use this period to fortify your team with bold and well timed moves.

If you want to be the best then you’ve got to get ahead of the competition. Below you’ll find each team’s unrestricted free agents which lays the ground work for the key decisions each NFL team has ahead. We review each team’s position needs with hopes of predicting which players could go where. Get ready for a super exciting offseason as there are many fantasy relevant players available this year that will swing the competitive balance 

NFL Team Breakdowns

Arizona Cardinals:

    • Re-signed: RB James Conner: 3-yr, $21M($12.5M guaranteed)
    • Re-signed: TE Zach Ertz: 3-yr, $31.65M ($17.5M guaranteed)
    • Re-signed: TE Maxx Williams: 1-yr (TBD)
    • Re-signed: QB Colt McCoy: 2-yr, $7.5M

Atlanta Falcons

    • Signed: RB Damien Williams: 1-yr, (TBD)
    • Re-signed: RB/WR Cordarelle Patterson: 2-yr, $10.5M
    • Traded: Matt Ryan to Indianapolis Colts
    • Signed: Marcus Mariota: 2-yr, $18.75M

Baltimore Ravens

    • No notable transactions at this time

Buffalo Bills

    • Re-signed: WR Jake Kumerow: 1-yr, TBD
    • Re-signed: Isaiah McKenzie: 2-yr, $4.4M ($1.25M guaranteed)
    • Released: WR Cole Beasley
    • Signed: TE O.J. Howard: 1-yr, $3.5M (Up to $5M)
    • Acquired via trade: QB Case Keenum
    • Signed: WR Jamison Crowder: 1-yr (TBD) (Up to $4M)
    • Signed: RB Duke Johnson: 1-yr (TBD)
    • Signed: QB Matt Barkley: 1-yr, (TBD)
    • Re-signed: RB Taiwan Jones: 1-yr, (TBD)

Carolina Panthers

    • Signed: RB D’Onta Foreman: 1-yr, $2M
    • Signed: WR Rashard Higgins (TBD)
    • Re-signed: WR Brandon Zylstra: 1-yr, $1.1M
    • Extension: WR DJ Moore: 3-yr, $61.884M
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Chicago Bears

    • Released: RB Tarik Cohen
    • Signed: WR Equanimeous St. Brown (TBD)
    • Signed: WR Byron Pringle: 1-yr, $6M

Cincinnati Bengals

    • Signed: TE Hayden Hurst: 1-yr (TBD)
    • Re-signed: WR Stanley Morgan: 2-yr, (TBD)

Cleveland Browns

    • Franchise tagged: TE David Njoku: 1-yr, $10.931M
    • Acquired via trade: WR Amari Cooper
    • Signed: WR Jakeem Grant: 3-yr, $13.8M
    • Released: WR Jarvis Landry
    • Released: TE Austin Hooper
    • Acquired via trade: QB Deshaun Watson: 5-yr, $230M
    • Signed: QB Jacoby Brissett (TBD)

Dallas Cowboys

    • Franchise tagged then Re-signed: TE Dalton Schultz: 1-yr, $10.931M
    • Re-signed: WR Michael Gallup: 5-yr, $62.5M ($27M guaranteed)
    • Signed: WR James Washington: 1-yr, (TBD)

Denver Broncos

    • Released: WR DaeSean Hamilton
    • Acquired via trade: QB Russell Wilson, (TBD)

Detroit Lions

    • Re-signed: QB Tim Boyle: 1-yr, $2.5M
    • Signed: WR D.J. Chark Jr. 1-yr, $10M (Up to $12M)
    • Re-signed: WR Kalif Raymond: 2-yr, $9.5M
    • Re-signed: QB David Blough (TBD)
    • Signed: TE Garrett Griffin (TBD)

Green Bay Packers

    • Extended: QB Aaron Rodgers: 4-yr, 200M
    • Traded: WR Davante Adams to Las Vegas Raiders
    • Tendered: WR Allen Lazard: 1-yr, $2.986M
    • Re-signed: TE Robert Tonyan: 1-yr, (TBD)

Houston Texans

    • Re-signed: TE Antony Auclair (TBD)
    • Re-signed: TE Pharaoh Brown: 1-yr, $4M
    • Signed: RB Dare Ogunbowale: 2-yr, $3.3M
    • Traded: QB Deshaun Watson

Indianapolis Colts

    • Retired: TE Jack Doyle
    • Re-signed: TE Mo Alie-Cox: 3-yr, $18M

Jacksonville Jaguars

    • Released: RB Carlos Hyde
    • Signed: WR Christian Kirk: 4-yr, $72M (Up to $84M in Incentives)
    • Signed: TE Evan Engram: 1-yr, $9M (Up to $10M in Incentives)
    • Signed: WR Zay Jones: 3-yr, $24M (Up to $30M in Incentives)
    • Re-signed: WR Laquon Treadwell, (TBD)

Kansas City Chiefs

    • Re-signed: QB Chad Henne: 1-yr, $2M
    • Signed: WR JuJu Smith-Schuster: 1-yr, (TBD)
    • Signed: WR Corey Coleman: 1-yr, (TBD)
    • Traded: WR Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins
    • Re-signed: TE Blake Bell: 1-yr: (TBD)

Las Vegas Raiders

    • Signed: RB Jakob Johnson: 1-yr, (TBD)
    • Signed: WR Mack Hollins: 1-yr, (TBD)
    • Signed: RB Ameer Abdullah (TBD)
    • Acquired via trade: WR Davante Adams: 5-yr, $141.25M
    • Signed: QB Garrett Gilbert (TBD)
    • Signed: TE Jacob Hollister: 1-yr, (TBD)
    • Signed: WR Demarcus Robinson: 1-yr, (TBD)

Los Angeles Chargers

    • Re-signed: WR Mike Williams: 3-yr, $60M
    • Re-signed: QB Chase Daniel: 1-yr, $2.225M
    • Signed: TE Gerald Everett: 2-yr, $12M
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Los Angeles Rams

    • Signed: WR Allen Robinson II: 3-yr, $46.5M ($30.7M guaranteed)
    • Re-signed: WR Bandon Powell (TBD)
    • Traded: WR Robert Woods to Tennessee Titans

Miami Dolphins

    • Franchised tagged: TE Mike Gesicki: 1-yr, $10.931M
    • Signed: RB Chase Edmonds: 2-yr, $12.6M ($6.1M guaranteed)
    • Signed: WR Cedrick Wilson: 3-yr, $22.8M ($12.75M guaranteed)
    • Signed: QB Teddy Bridgewater: 1-yr, $6.5M (Up to $10M in Incentives)
    • Re-signed: QB Chris Streveler: 1-yr (TBD)
    • Re-signed: WR Preston Williams: 1-yr, (Up to $1.99M)
    • Signed: RB Raheem Mostert: 1-yr, $3.125M
    • Signed: WR Trent Sherfield: 1-yr (TBD)
    • Re-signed: TE Durham Smythe: 2-yr, $8M
    • Acquired via Trade: WR Tyreke Hill: 4-yr, $120M ($72M guaranteed)
    • Released: WR Allen Hurns

Minnesota Vikings

    • Extended: QB Kirk Cousins: 1-yr, $35M (Fully Guaranteed)
    • Signed: TE Johnny Mundt
    • Re-signed: QB Sean Mannion: 1-yr, (TBD)

New England Patriots

    • Re-signed: QB Brian Hoyer: 2-yr, $4M
    • Re-signed: WR Matthew Slater: 1-yr, $2.6225M
    • Re-signed: RB James White: 2-yr, $5M
    • Re-signed: RB Ty Montgomery (TBD)

New Orleans Saints

    • Re-signed: WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey (TBD)
    • Re-signed: QB Jameis Winston, 2-yr $28M ($21M guaranteed)

New York Giants

    • Re-signed: WR C.J. Board
    • Signed: QB Tyrod Taylor: 2-yr, $17M
    • Signed: TE Ricky Seals-Jones (TBD)
    • Signed: RB Matt Breida: (TBD)

New York Jets

    • Re-signed: WR Braxton Berrios: 2-yr, $12M
    • Signed: WR Robert Foster (TBD)
    • Re-signed: RB Tevin Coleman (TBD)
    • Signed: TE C.J. Uzomah: 3-yr, $24M
    • Re-signed: QB Joe Flacco: 1-yr, $3.5M
    • Signed: TE Tyler Conklin: 3-yr, $21M
    • Tendered (RFA): QB Mike White: 1-yr, $2.54M

Philadelphia Eagles

    • Re-signed: RB Boston Scott: 1-yr, $1.75M
    • Signed: WR Zach Pascal: 1-yr (TBD)

Pittsburgh Steelers

    • Signed: QB Mitchell Trubisky: 2-yr, $14.25 M

San Francisco 49ers

    • Signed: WR Ray-Ray McCloud: 2-yr, $10M
    • Re-Signed: RB Jeff Wilson Jr.: (TBD)

Seattle Seahawks

    • Acquired via trade: QB Drew Lock
    • Acquired via trade: TE Noah Fant
    • Re-signed: TE Will Dissly: 3-yr, $24M
    • Re-signed: RB Rashaad Penny: 1-yr, $5.75M

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    • Re-signed: WR Chris Godwin: 3-yr, $60M
    • Signed: WR Russell Gage (TBD)
    • Re-signed: WR Breshad Perriman: 1-yr (TBD)
    • Re-signed: RB Leonard Fournette: 3-yr, $21M (Up to $24M)

Tennessee Titans

    • Released: RB Darrynton Evans
    • Signed: TE Geoff Swaim: 1-yr (TBD)
    • Released: WR Julio Jones
    • Signed: RB Trenton Cannon (TBD)
    • Signed: TE Austin Hooper: 1-yr, $6M
    • Re-signed: RB Jordan Wilkins
    • Re-signed: RB Dontrell Hilliard (TBD)
    • Acquired via trade: WR Robert Woods

Washington Commanders

    • Acquired via trade: QB Carson Wentz
    • Re-signed: RB J.D. McKissic: 2-yr, $7M
    • Re-signed: WR Cam Sims: 1-yr, $2.5M