Taking an early look at the NFL Free Agency player pool for 2022. Who are the best free agents on all 32 NFL teams that could be available?
It’s never too early to start looking ahead at NFL Free Agency and which players might be on the move in the next couple of months.
That’s right, we’re just a couple of months away from free agency madness in the NFL, which means speculation season is about to be in full force.
Where will some of the top players land in NFL free agency? That’s a topic for another day. For now, we’re going to take a look at which players are most likely to leave their respective teams come 2022, even if some of them could get slapped with the franchise tag.
NFL Free Agency 2022: NFC West free agents likely to leave
Arizona Cardinals: Zach Ertz, TE
The Arizona Cardinals are likely going to have to slap Chandler Jones with the franchise tag, and if that’s the case, they’re not going to have a ton of room to play around with.
Considering what the team gave up in a trade with the Eagles to get Zach Ertz, you would think they’d prioritize getting a multi-year deal done with the veteran tight end but this will likely be Ertz’s final big-money deal.
The Cardinals aren’t going to get a discount.
Los Angeles Rams: Von Miller, EDGE
The Los Angeles Rams have worked the salary cap to fit as many stars as they could possibly collect on this year’s books, including Von Miller.
Giving up second-and-third-round draft choices to get Miller, I’m sure the Rams would love to retain him but Miller has never been a free agent before and he will want to test the waters, even if the Rams win it all. He could still end up in Los Angeles, but my guess is, he leaves the Rams.
Seattle Seahawks: Gerald Everett, TE
The Seahawks look headed for a full-scale rebuild if Russell Wilson forces his way out of town, who knows what other moves will happen as a result?
Everett has matched his career-high with three touchdowns this season and should get a decent deal from someone in 2022.
San Francisco 49ers: Raheem Mostert, RB
Running backs have become interchangeable in San Francisco and with that being the case, it’s hard to see John Lynch and the 49ers paying up for a running back, especially with Elijah Mitchell and Trey Sermon on the roster.
Mostert, with his speed and experience, shouldn’t have trouble landing a gig elsewhere, though.