Which three NFL teams had the worst offseason in 2022?

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2022 NFL offseason: General manager Ryan Poles of the Chicago Bears throws a ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 16, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

As the draft sets to begin this week, let’s take a look back at the 2022 NFL offseason and find the three teams who had it a bit rough.

The 2022 NFL Draft is soon upon us, as teams put the finishing touches on their draft boards and perhaps finalize some of their free agent contracts.  This offseason was one of the more wild and active ones in recent memory.

When was the last time this many teams genuinely got better?  A few teams added legitimate quarterbacks, while others spend a ton of money improving one or both sides of the ball.

Unprecedented trades occurred, and insane contracts were handed out.

While it was a great time for many teams, a few others did not do quite as well.

This always occurs, though.  While many teams do indeed “win” the offseason, many others “lose” it as well.

It’s easy to see who has won the offseason thus far.  Both the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers have had exceptional offseason periods.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams have done very well themselves.

However, there are three teams who have earned the not-so-great “losers of the NFL offseason” award for 2022.

So, who could those teams be?

Three teams that lost 2022 NFL offseason

1. Chicago Bears

My goodness, what in the heck are the Bears trying to do here?  Firstly, new general manager Ryan Poles makes an incredibly bland hire in Matt Eberflus.

Then, he proceeds to somehow get worse on paper as the offseason programs kicked off.

He let their best offensive lineman in James Daniels go to the Steelers for just $8 million in guarantees, and signed a bunch of low-end WR3s to “help” Justin Fields.

Not to mention his offensive line additions, which included fringe starter Lucas Patrick and backup lineman Dakota Dozier.

To put the cherry on top, he traded Khalil Mack away, only getting 2nd and 6th round picks back in the process.

It was a puzzling offseason from the beginning for Ryan Poles and the Bears.  To make matters worse, the Bears only have six picks in the draft, and they don’t pick until 39th overall.

I’m not entirely sure if there even is much of a plan to help Justin Fields develop.  Unless something drastic changes, Fields is going to be throwing to Darnell Mooney and a bunch of deck furniture and lawn chairs and is going to play behind an offensive line made of gator skin dodgeballs and bubblegum.

I’m not trying to sound arrogant, I just genuinely have no clue what the Bears did here.  It was an awful offseason from the very beginning.  To be fair, though, Ryan Poles is a new GM and could still redeem himself with future moves in future years.