This NFL offseason has already been crazy and it isn’t even over yet. With an overwhelming number of players putting on different jerseys, it might be hard to keep track of all the new team changes. I know this because it happens to me. I see a star player in a new uniform and think to myself, “I forgot he went there.”
That is why I am here to cover the top NFL stars who will be representing different teams. It would be a terribly long list if I did every single player, so I will be doing the most important changes. It will also only be a look at the four offensive skill positions.
Top NFL players changing teams in the 2023 season
Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers to New York Jets
After spending 18 seasons with the Packers, former Super Bowl Champion and four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers is taking his talent to the Jets. After all the drama and conflict with Green Bay, it was best for him to go somewhere else. Coming with him from Green Bay are wide receivers Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb. This will make him more comfortable and should help the transition from team to team.
Derek Carr – Las Vegas Raiders to New Orleans Saints
After many failed seasons, Derek Carr finally escaped the Raiders and signed with the Saints. The Saints also added Jamaal Williams which adds to their running back core since they also have Alvin Kamara. He also gets to play with good weapons like Chris Olave, Michael Thomas, and Juwan Johnson. This could easily make the Saints a sleeper team.
Baker Mayfield – Carolina Panthers to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Even after leading the Browns to their first Playoff run since 2002, Baker Mayfield was still dumped for Deshaun Watson. He then went to the Rams and Panthers last season. He played some really good games proving he is still worthy of being a starting option. After Tom Brady retired, the Buccaneers needed to find a quarterback and they ended up signing Mayfield. He has a strong receiving core to help him out and hopefully, he finds success.
Andy Dalton – New Orleans Saints to Carolina Panthers
After leaving the Bengals, Andy Dalton became a backup quarterback for a few teams. He is now heading to Carolina where he will have to compete with #1 draft pick, rookie Bryce Young. He entered OTAs as the number one guy but that has quickly changed. However, with him having a chance to start at some point, I included him on this list.
Jimmy Garoppolo – San Francisco 49ers to Las Vegas Raiders
The 49ers had way too much young talent at the QB position and it was just right to get rid of Garoppolo. He quickly found a new home on the Raiders replacing Derek Carr. Darren Waller left the Raiders as well leaving Jimmy with a receiving core that isn’t the greatest. They were able to pick up Jakobi Meyers for a little bit of extra help.