Free agency is always an exciting time of year for teams. Organizations are looking to pick up the next player to will them toward their goals. Free agency is quiet for some teams, but for others, they make quite a bit of noise.
Teams that have been winning in free agency thus far
The Cowboys have made lots of moves this offseason with picking players up and letting big named players go.
The Cowboys released RB Ezekiel Elliott. Dallas is known for splitting the workload between Elliott and Tony Pollard, but the Cowboys just let Elliott go. With that, they signed Ronald Jones from the Chiefs. Most likely, that won’t be a long term answer and Dallas will draft another running back in a few weeks.
The Cowboys also swapped some things around with the Houston Texans. It’s been known Dallas has wanted to add another wide receiver to their core, and they did that by signing Brandin Cooks. Adding Cooks alongside Ceedee Lamb and Michael Gallup is just more firepower for OC Brian Schottenheimer to work with.
The Cowboys and Texans never made a trade but they did swap players. Brandin Cooks was signed to the Cowboys, but the Texans signed for former Cowboy as well.
Houston picked up TE Dalton Schultz and signed him to a one-year deal for nine million dollars. The Texans also beefed up their backfield by signing formal Bills RB Devin Singletary. Singletary will help carry some of the work load, along side Dameon Pierce, who is coming off a solid rookie year.
With Cooks in Dallas, I can only imagine the Texans wanted to draft a young receiver. With Nico Collins and John Metchie, adding one more wide receiver could make a great core that the Texans can develop for a long time.
Carolina has also had lots of activity this offseason. The Panthers traded D.J. Moore to the Chicago Bears and in return, the Panthers have the No.1 pick in their hands.
There are a lot of ways Carolina can go with the first overall pick but I can’t imagine it would go any other way than taking their new franchise quarterback. With any quarterback, you want them to have weapons, and the Panthers have been working on that as well.
Adam Thielen was released by the Vikings which lead the Panthers to scoop him up and give him a three year contract. With the exit of Christian McCaffrey, Carolina needed someone in that role. That is where Miles Sanders comes in. Carolina picked him up, as well as TE Hayden Hurst. The Panthers acquired some new weapons for the new quarterback that is drafted to Carolina.