Each team in the NFL has at least one need that needs filling in the offseason, but which needs are the most obvious and urgent of them all?
What I mean by this is what teams have the most urgent needs in the entire NFL? There are a few teams in the league that are so clearly in need of certain positions that I’m not even sure a fifth grader could mess it up.
Usually the teams that are picking the highest have the biggest needs among any team, and that holds true for 2023.
2023 NFL Offseason: Which teams have the biggest needs?
Houston Texans – Quarterback
One of the most obvious needs in the league is the Houston Texans needing a quarterback. They do need much, much more than this, but a good team and a contending team begins with a franchise signal caller.
They pick second overall and should have their choice of QB unless the Bears decide to take one or they trade out with a team who would take a QB.
Davis Mills had a solid rookie season but did not show enough in year two to be considered the guy. Whether it’s Bryce Young, CJ Stroud, or even Will Levis, Houston needs a young QB in the building.
Chicago Bears – Offensive Line and Wide Receiver
Justin Fields was a bit of a disaster in his rookie season but did progress as a passer and as a runner in year two, and I personally think he showed enough to be viewed as the franchise quarterback.
Even though there’s a new regime in Chicago, I’m not sure they risk dealing Fields. It would be smart to continue to build on what they put on the field in year two. I think surrounding Fields with some competent offensive linemen and wide receivers, we could see the passing attack take off.
Their run game is elite but are virtually no threat through the air.
Las Vegas Raiders – Quarterback
The other most obvious need among any team would be the Las Vegas Raiders and the QB position. If you don’t have an elite QB in the NFL, winning won’t be easy. I suppose Vegas decided that Derek Carr was not the guy to lead them any further.
Their breakup appeared to be very shaky and ugly, and it’s clear that Vegas will have a massive void at the position. They could swing a trade for Aaron Rodgers if he wants to continue playing, but Jimmy Garoppolo also makes some sense.
With Vegas holding the seventh overall pick, they also could have an avenue to select a signal caller. That might be the best path forward for the team.