Bet365 Sport are already offering odds on which team will lift the Super Bowl next season, amongst a number of future bets available on the NFL.
Well before that, there is a lot to enjoy, including the start of the NFL Free Agency period, which began on Monday 13th March at 12.00pm.
A number of teams and players have already signed deals which could have a significant impact heading into next season.
In contrast, other teams and players are still to make any official announcement as to who they have signed in NFL Free Agency.
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So who were the big winners on Day One of NFL Free Agency?
Let’s begin by taking a look at some of the confirmed Free Agency deals announced thus far:
The Atlanta Falcons are BIG winners on Day 1 of NFL Free Agency.
They’ve added 3 key pieces in TE Jonnu Smith, DT David Onyemata, and FS Jessie Bates.
The best part? They still have around $35 million to play with this offseason. pic.twitter.com/MDbHJrrlFv
— GSN (@GASportsNow) March 13, 2023
Key NFL Free Agency Signings Announced
QB Derek Carr – 4 years $150m deal with the New Orleans Saints
DT Javon Hargreave – 4 years, $84m deal with the San Francisco 49ers
DT Daron Payne – Re-signed with the Washington Commanders – 4yrs, $90m
DE Marcus Davenport – 1 year, $13m deal with the Minnesota Vikings
OT Jawaan Taylor – 4 years, $80m deal with the Kansas City Chiefs
QB Daniel Jones – Re-signed with the New York Giants, 4yrs, $160m
C Jason Kelce – Re-signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, 1yr, TBC
CB Jamel Dean – Re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4yrs, $52m
LB Tremain Edmunds – 4yrs, $72m deal with the Chicago Bears
OT Mike McGlinchey – 5yrs, $87.5m deal with the Denver Broncos
S Jessie Bates III – 4yrs, $64m deal with the Atlanta Falcons
QB Geno Smith – Re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks, 3yrs, $75m
DL Dre’Mont Jones – 3yrs, $51.3m deal with the Seattle Seahawks
LB David Long – 2yrs, $11m deal with the Miami Dolphins
LB TJ Edwards – 3yrs, $19.5m deal with the Chicago Bears
CB Cam Sutton – 3yrs, $33m deal with the Detroit Lions
DL Zach Allen – 3yrs, $45.5m deal with the Denver Broncos
DT Dalvin Tomlinson – 4yrs, $57m deal with the Cleveland Browns
DE Obo Okoronkwo – 3yrs, $19m deal with the Cleveland Browns
QB Jimmy Garoppolo – 3yrs, $65m deal with the Las Vegas Raiders
LB Bobby Okereke – 4yrs, $40m deal with the New York Giants
CB Jonathan Jones – Re-signed with the New England Patriots, 2yrs, $20m
OG Nate Davis – 3yrs, $30m deal with the Chicago Bears
S Vonn Bell – TBC, deal with the Carolina Panthers
OG Ben Powers – 4yrs, $52m deal with the Denver Broncos
CB Patrick Peterson – 2yrs, TBC deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers
LB Germaine Pratt – Re-signed with Cincinnati Bengals, 3yrs, $21m
DT David Onyemata – 3yrs, $35m deal with the Atlanta Falcons
C Connor McGovern – 3yrs, $23m deal with the Buffalo Bills
DE Brandon Graham – Re-signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, 1yr, $6m
LB Alex Singleton – Re-signed with the Denver Broncos, 3yrs, $18m
LB Alex Anzalone – Re-signed with the Detroit Lions, 3yrs, £18.75m
WR Robert Woods – 2yrs, $17m deal with the Houston Texans
DE Chase Winovich – 1yr, $2.75m deal with the Houston Texans
C Ethan Pocic – Re-signed with the Cleveland Browns – 3yrs, $18m
CB Jalen Ramsey – Traded by L.A. Rams to Miami Dolphins
TE Hunter Long – Traded by Miami Dolphins to L.A. Rams
TE Josh Oliver – 3yrs, $21m deal with the Minnesota Vikings
OT Andre Dillard – 3yrs, $29m deal with the Tennessee Titans
OT Chris Lindstrom – Re-signed with Atlanta Falcons, 5yrs, $105m
QB Jarrett Stidham – 2yrs, $10m deal with the Denver Broncos
Winners From Free Agency So Far
The Broncos knew what kind of coach they were getting when they brought in Sean Payton and sure enough, the former Saints head coach hasn’t wasted too much time in reshaping the roster. Russell Wilson will. Benefit from the addition of Mike McGlinchey and Ben Powers to the offensive line while tight end Chris Manhertz is a blocking specialist. Keeping linebacker Alex Singleton was a great move and bringing in the impressive Jarret Stidham from the Raiders as a back up quarterback was a very good piece of business too.
The Falcons have spent big in Free Agency and there is no doubt that they have improved their situation in the NFC South. Keeping Chris Lindstrom, even as the highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL, was and is a smart move. The Falcons may have overpaid slightly for Jessie Bates III, but he could make a real difference in the secondary and Jonnu Smith at tight end gives them a real 1-2 punch in that position alongside Kyle Pitts. Add to that a solid defensive tackle in David Onyemata and the Falcons are working hard to improve things in Georgia.
The Commanders may have lost out for Jimmy Garoppolo to the Raiders, but the money that they saved on that they have invested very wisely on both lines. Keeping Daron Payne was always going to be an important piece of free agency business and they managed that, and also snagged a fantastic Super Bowl winner in offensive tackle Andrew Wylie from the Chiefs. To cap it all, they then snagged a talented and versatile interior lineman in Nick Gates from the Giants meaning the Commanders two lines are already much improved on last season.
Having traded away the #1 draft pick in the draft and picked up a haul of first and second round picks plus Panthers WR DJ Moore, the Bears had already made a serious move before Monday. Since then they have signed arguably the best player available in the draft in LB Tremaine Edmunds, as well as nabbing Guard Nate Davis from the Titans who should be well used to opening running lanes. Little wonder Justin Fields probably feels like Christmas has come early in Illinois this year.
Other NFL Trades, Free Agency And Draft Rumours
The Tennessee Titans are thought to be open to trading away star running back Derrick Henry, according to reports with the Buffalo Bills amongst the teams interested in bringing the power back on board.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s future remains unsettled. Having been franchise tagged by the Ravens, Jackson can speak with other teams. However, it is likely that this may happen either during or after the NFL Draft, which features at least four signal callers likely to go early in the first round. Once the dust settles after that Jackson’s future may become a lot clearer.
Kansas City have let tackle Orlando Brown test free agency and teams looking for a left tackle will no doubt be clamouring to see what they can offer for one of the league’s best at that position. With plenty of salary cap space still left, the Dallas Cowboys seem to be amongst the leaders for his signature,
The Chiefs are reportedly in discussions for a trade for the Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil according to reports.
We will bring you more updates on NFL Free Agency and the draft over the next few weeks and months.