Foles gold: Way too-early predictions for NFL offseason

Kevin Korbel
Sports Editor

The NFL offseason is set to begin after the Patriots escaped with a narrow victory against the Rams in the Super Bowl. With the team still dominating still in the league, teams across the league will be doing anything they can this offseason to compete for the Lombardi trophy.

Here are my big three predictions for this year’s offseason:

Antonio Brown traded to the 49ers

Brown made shockwaves around the league after a post he recently made on social media saying, “open for business.” Now if this isn’t a cry to be traded from a team, I don’t know what is. 

With the 49ers looking to get back to the playoffs for the first time in six seasons, Brown would be a perfect fit for this young, rebuilding roster that will have a healthy Jimmy Garoppolo back next year, and a 2nd overall pick to play with in this year’s draft, this team is in position to make some noise in 2019.

Le’Veon Bell signs with the Jets

Another big name on the Steelers will be on the move this offseason. While the team didn’t make the playoffs in 2018, the Pittsburgh Steelers proved everyone that they were still a dangerous team on offense without the help of Le’Veon. James Conner and Jaylen Samuels filled the void of Bell with flying colors, and because of this don’t have to depend on the services of Bell.

The Jets will have big wallets this offseason, with over $100 million dollars in projected cap space. A team that was one of the worst in the league on the ground, look for the Jets to be in hot pursuit of Bell.

Foles traded to the Jaguars for two first round picks

After declining his $20 million dollar player option, it is likely Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will get franchised by the team, and then eventually traded this offseason. The best place for Foles to go this offseason would be the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jaguars, who in 7 of their 11 losses were by less than four points, need a quarterback like Foles to lead them back to the promise land, and in doing that it’s going to come at a hefty cost. 

The price tag for Foles this season will likely be two first round picks, and while that might be a lot, it would be rewarding in a long-run for the team, especially competing in a division that has Deshaun Watson and Andrew Luck.

As the NFL offseason slowly takes shape, look for teams this offseason to play desperate and make many moves in 2019.

Feature photo courtesy of the Associated Press.

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