The bulk of free agency is over, but there are still some talented players left on the market. What could their ideal landing spots be?
There are still a ton of needs that various teams across the NFL have yet to fill. They might take to the NFL Draft for some of these needs, but there are a good bit of players left on the market that can fill some of these holes.
In looking at some of the top remaining free agents on the market, where are the best landing spots for these players?
Predicting landing spots for top remaining free agents
Odell Beckham, Jr: Kansas City Chiefs
This makes the most sense to me. Of all the potential landing spots for OBJ, the Chiefs make the most sense as they do need to get better at wide receiver. They made it work last year without Tyreek Hill to say the least, but if they can stand to add another player or two, why the heck not?
OBJ gives them good blocking, excellent route running, and a true veteran presence in that room that features two young bucks in Kadarius Toney and Skyy Moore.
DJ Chark: Carolina Panthers
When the Carolina Panthers traded up to the first overall pick, they had to part with wide receiver DJ Moore to make the trade. Well, why not sign another DJ? Chark has all the tools to be a true WR1 in this league, but he’s struggled to stay on the field.
Maybe another change of scenery in Carolina, a team that desperately needs wide receiver help will assist in keeping Chark on the field.
Ezekiel Elliott: Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos might not have Javonte Williams ready for the 2023 season opener, and their only running back move this offseason was signing Samaje Perine. Ezekiel Elliott is not someone who can be a lead back anymore, but splitting carries with Perine or even a rookie draft pick could be a perfect situation for him. Of all the potential landing spots for a high-ceiling/low floor player in Elliott, I think Denver is the top one.
Marcus Peters: New England Patriots
The Patriots need to get better in their secondary. Devin McCourty retired and the team still needs to fill that CB1 role that JC Jackson left when he bolted to the Chargers last year in free agency. Marcus Peters is a ball-hawk, and even though he’s lost a step, I don’t see much negative to signing Peters for a couple of years and sticking him on a defense that was one of the leagues best in 2022.