The 2022 NFL free agency signing period is just days away. Which moves might your favorite team make when the frenzy gets started?
The 2022 NFL free agency signing period kicks off on March 14 at 12 PM ET when free agents can legally negotiate contracts with new teams.
The new league year officially starts on March 16 when all moves can be made “official” by the league and teams, which means we’re merely days away at this point from the fun and frenzy.
What should we expect? In the 2021 offseason, the salary cap decreased due to the effects of the pandemic. In 2022, the cap has risen up to over $208 million, and plenty of teams have plenty of money to spend. Expect a lot of money to be spent, and as always — expect the unexpected.
Let’s have some fun with 2022 NFL free agency predictions for all 32 teams, starting with the team that has the most cap space in the entire NFL, the Miami Dolphins.
2022 NFL Free Agency predictions for the AFC East
Miami Dolphins: Chris Godwin, WR (Buccaneers)
In life, there are some guarantees we all know about. Death and taxes are two that typically get brought up, but people forget about one absolute guarantee you can always take to the bank — Florida teams spending a lot of money in free agency.
Happens every single year.
The Miami Dolphins have a new coaching staff led by the creative Mike McDaniel coming over from San Francisco. They have the most cap space in the league, and they are motivated to get Tua Tagovailoa some help.
While the team is undoubtedly encouraged by the breakthrough of Jaylen Waddle in his rookie season, they also undoubtedly need some additional playmakers.
Chris Godwin is coming off of an injury, but Mike McDaniel could envision him in a similar role with the Dolphins as Deebo Samuel had with the 49ers.
The Bucs may have to franchise tag Carlton Davis which would leave the door open for Godwin to hit free agency. I’m predicting he stays in the state of Florida, making the move to Miami and pairing up with Jaylen Waddle.
Bonus: I also see the Dolphins going hard after offensive line help and franchise tagging TE Mike Gesicki.