The 2022 NFL offseason is set to be filled with crazy free agent signings and major trades. What are some bold predictions when the new year opens?
Now that the dust has settled after Super Bowl 56, teams will be turning their attention to their respective offseason plans. The NFL offseasons are usually filled with big news, and this offseason will be no different.
Many teams are still in a rebuilding mode and will continue to add quality players via free agency in the draft, some teams are in the middle, and others will try and spend big to keep their core together or to add pieces in hopes of making a deep playoff run.
With the potential of several franchise quarterbacks being traded this offseason, next month is set to be the beginning of a fun-filled offseason.
As we approach the middle of March, what are some bold predictions that could come true when the offseason begins?
NFL Offseason 2022: Rams spend big
The first bold prediction, well, I guess this isn’t bold, but if you look at the Rams’ current cap space, it could be.
The Rams are over the cap by about $13 million, so as of now, they are unable to spend big to try and keep their core together. However, by reworking big contracts like those of Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, and giving Matthew Stafford a contract extension, the Rams are able to create enough cap space to spend big, if they wanted.
Von Miller and Odell Beckham, Jr are the two biggest free agents the team has, and I would assume that both would like to return.
Besides those 2 players, the Rams do have a few other holes, namely in the middle of their defense and on the offensive line, especially with the projected retirement of big Andrew Whitworth.
The Rams could create enough cap space to sign someone like Mark Glowinski or Brandon Scherff to shore up their interior, and could perhaps chase a big-name left tackle like Terron Armstead.
I do think that players taking less to play with a contender is a plausible idea, so I have no reason to believe that any free agents interested in the Rams would not be willing to take a discount.
The Rams now have a wide-open window to chase another ring or two, and I would not be surprised if they field a better team in 2022.