NFL Free Agency: Landing spots for three top wide receivers

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NFL Free Agency; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) runs the ball against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

A handful of wide receivers will be hitting NFL Free Agency in the 2022 offseason. Where will they go? What impact can they make in real life and fantasy life?

One can make an argument that the NFL offseason is just as good as the regular season. Besides the actual games, the drama-filled offseason with rumors, trades, and key signings make it so thrilling to cover.

There are a handful of wide receivers hitting the NFL Free Agency market this season. Here are three that can either stay with their respective teams or take their talents elsewhere this offseason.

NFL Free Agency wide receiver #1: Christian Kirk

The first wide receiver up is Christian Kirk. The third-year receiver just saw his second season of over 100 targets. Now eclipsing that in two of his first three seasons, Kirk is taking his talents to the free-agent market.

Playing a significant time in the slot, Kirk can fit well on a handful of teams. Kirk saw over 400 snaps in the slot, ranking him 13th in the NFL. At a 49% rate, Kirk had 103 targets and produced 982 yards and five touchdowns.

Kirk also had the 14th most deep targets this season as well. A team with a big arm quarterback would have Kirk as a top 24WR.

The Chiefs, Bills, and the Colts are three teams that could use a quick, big-play type of receiver in Kirk. Those three teams all have a WR1 and then it is a committee among the rest of the receiving core.

With the Chiefs, there is Kelce and Hill then it is a hit or miss on Mecole Hardman, Byron Pringle, and Demarcus Robinson. The Bills have Diggs and then aging Emmanuel Sanders and Cole Beasley. Gabriel Davis is a great piece but the more weapons for Josh Allen, the better.

The Colts are dysfunctional at the wide receiver position. Besides Michael Pittman Jr, TY Hilton’s days as a receiver that can be produced are behind him. Parris Campbell has had the worst luck with injuries, also.