The 2023 NFL offseason was filled with major moves made, both good and bad. Which three might a few teams end up regretting? No offseason from any team is going to be perfect. Even some teams who seemed to ace the offseason period may end up regretting a decision.
The Denver Broncos have done well for themselves thus far in 2023, but they might end up regretting paying Mike McGlinchey all of that money at right tackle, for example. Whatever the decision, it’ll likely take a bit of time before teams reap the rewards or suffer the consequences of said move.
What three moves might these teams end up regretting?
2023 NFL Offseason: Three moves teams might regret
Las Vegas Raiders might regret dumping Derek Carr for Jimmy Garoppolo
It seemed like every offseason there was drama about the Raiders and Derek Carr. Carr has been a slightly above-average QB his entire career, and the Raiders decided that he was the main issue in 2022. Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler weren’t even able to trade the QB.
They ended up cutting him for nothing and decided to pivot towards an inferior QB in Jimmy Garoppolo in the meantime. Not only is Garoppolo not nearly as good as Carr, but he simply cannot stay healthy.
The Raiders got appreciably worse in the offseason and it was truly puzzling to see them make a move like this.
Detroit Lions may regret drafting Jahmyr Gibbs
What the heck were the Detroit Lions thinking? This is in the running for the worst move of the 2023 NFL offseason. Jahmyr Gibbs is a talented player who can line up in the backfield or out wide as a pass catcher.
He’s very similar to Alvin Kamara that way, but my goodness, picking him at the top of the first round when there was still elite defensive talent left on the board was certainly a choice.
The Lions did overhaul their secondary in the 2023 NFL offseason, which was a very smart move, but they did have a chance to take a wide receiver at 12 or even double down and continue adding to the defense.
Taking a low-value position this high is a move they may regret in the long run.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers may regret not drafting a QB in 2023
I am not sure what to make of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They are not going to be a good team in 2023 and may be angling towards the 2024 NFL Draft to land their QB post-Tom Brady, but man, this team is just not good on paper.
I was a bit shocked that they didn’t draft a QB high in the draft, as they don’t have a franchise signal caller on the roster and I don’t think Kyle Trask or Baker Mayfield are fooling anyone. The 2023 NFL offseason has not been kind to Tampa, who may be one of the worst teams in football in 2023.
They may regret passing on a QB in 2023 if they also miss out on a top signal caller in 2024.