By: NFL Nosebleed
Best Offseason: Hands down the Rams. A defensive line with three first round picks, Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters patrolling the secondary, and the combination of speed demon, Brandin Cooks and First-Team All-Pro, Todd Gurley keeping the defense honest. Watch out for the Rams.
Worst Offseason: The Seahawks have had the worst offseason. Seattle has lost Kam Chancellor to retirement, Richard Sherman went to their bitter rival in San Francisco, Jimmy Graham left to compete for a title with Aaron Rodgers, and Earl Thomas is begging to get out of there. The legion of boom era is officially done. Seattle is clearing house for the next window of opportunity to get back to the mountain top, but that won’t be for a number of years.
Best Offseason: I believe the LA Rams had the best offseason. By shipping LB Alec Ogletree to the Giants, the Rams cleared significant money, enough money to extend Todd Gurley, trade for Aqib Talib, and (growing optimism) potentially re-sign Aaron Donald before the season starts. Locking down franchise players is important. And the Rams did so this past offseason.
Worst Offseason: I believe the Oakland Raiders had the worst offseason. Their failure to communicate with franchise LB Khalil Mack about a contract extension doesn’t bode well for the new Jon Gruden era. The Raiders’ defense is not solid, and their offense remains to be seen, but using aging stars such as Marshawn Lynch and Jordy Nelson doesn’t seem ideal.
Best Offseason: It’s tough to go with someone other than the LA Rams here, but I’m gonna do it. As much talent as the Rams added I am worried they have one too many bad apples in that locker room to be successful. My pick for this is the Cleveland Browns, the Browns have done everything right. They had a great draft made solid trades, and even managed to get Josh Gordon to and from what i can only assume was rehab without a suspension. I don’t think the Browns will be very good this season, but I definitely think they will win at least one game, and are surely on their way to more wins if they keep down their current path.
Worst Offseason: The Seahawks had the worst offseason, their roster continues to age and rather than fill it with young talent they seem to be content losing people without replacements. With their current roster I don’t see this team succeeding. Especially not in the NFC West, I do however think Shaquem Griffin will be one of the biggest steals of this years draft.
Best Offseason: The Cleveland Browns most definitely had the best offseason. If you look at what they did, and what their results will be this year, they put together pieces that will give them more wins than any other team this offseason. The Browns brought in veteran Tyrod Taylor who is a solid QB to have, traded for Jarvis Landry who is a top 10 receiver in football and will help this young team in many ways. They also signed Carlos Hyde, added veterans E.J Gains, T.J Carrie and Demarious Randall to the secondary that needed a lot of work. Oh yes, they also had one of the best drafts in the entire NFL. They drafted Baker Mayfield first overall, then drafted a stud in Denzel Ward, and then in the second round took running back Nick Chubb and linemen Austin Corbett to bolster a good already offensive line. The Browns definitely will be better this year, though having a touch schedule I believe they will win 6 games… better than 0 huh?
Worst Offseason: The Miami Dolphins by far the worst NFL offseason. I mean how could they not, they lost their best offensive player in Jarvis Landry and best defensive player in Ndamukong Suh. They also get Ryan Tannehill back who is coming off an ACL injury, so this situation overall is risky at best. They brought in older veterans such as Frank Gore, Josh Sitton and Danny Amendola, all of these moves i dont think will help their team dramatically. The team needs to rebuild and they are not right now, so it is not looking good for them.
Best Offseason: The best offseason has to go the Cleveland Browns. They secured their QB and shut-down corner of the future in the draft, the two most important positions in today’s NFL. They completely remade the secondary, wide receivers and running back positions, all for the better. They've created legit depths at linebacker, defensive line and QB. All the while, bringing in competent and relatively young veterans who can change the culture of this team for the better.
Worst Offseason: The worst offseason goes to the Buffalo Bills. Interesting decision, I know. But here’s why: they have willingly committed to missing the playoffs this year after finally making it to the playoffs for the first time in 17 years!!! I can understand why Tyrod Taylor wasn’t your QB of the future but surely he could be serving the same purpose he is now in Cleveland: a bridge to the future, in Buffalo’s case, Josh Allen. The Bills Mafia deserve better than a regression after last season's difficult ending. Allen won’t help much this year but that’s not his faults, it’s the organizations.
Best Offseason: Vikings. No bias, they just did. $84M for comfort at the most important position with the signing of Kirk Cousins. Adding Sheldon Richardson, Mike Hughes, and recently George Iloka to the defending number 1 ranked defense. And lastly, locking up key core components to ensure elite level results for years to come. A+ off season.
Worst Offseason: Jaguars. The team has elite level talent all over the place. The contract extension of Blake Bortles may go down as one of the worst signings in recent history. A Super Bowl caliber roster led by Bortles is just a bad joke.
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