Biggest 2019 NFL Free Agency Moves We’ve Seen
The NFL betting online offseason may be in full swing but that isn’t stopping the league from producing some eye-catching headlines. In fact, this offseason might be one of the craziest ones we’ve seen in recent years. Without a doubt there have been a lot of NFL sports betting headlines that have turned our heads. So to help recap what we saw this week, we’ve assembled this list of the biggest moves we’ve seen. Take a look.
Biggest 2019 NFL Free Agency Moves We’ve Seen Thus Far
Without a doubt the Browns are the biggest winners of the NFL offseason so far. The organization made a big breakthrough last season when Baker Mayfield broke their losing streak. And now that the club has a winner under center, they’re doing all they can to give him the weapons he needs to succeed. Just looking over the roster, it becomes clear this is a team headed towards success in 2019. Leading the charge at quarterback is Baker Mayfield, who will have Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and Duke Johnson in the backfield. And lining out at receiver will be none other than Odell Beckham Jr. That undoubtedly was the best acquisition the Browns have made. Beckham will be joining in a receiving corps that features Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway and Rashard Higgins.
The fact that Cleveland was able to snag OBJ at a relatively low price is what makes it such an outstanding deal. With him now in their lineup, many NFL betting online fans are claiming the Browns possess the best receivers in the AFC. Now that Pittsburgh has broken up their bunch, those fans might be right.
Looking over this team, it’s hard not to get excited about what lies ahead. For far too long the Browns have been synonymous with failure. That might change starting next season.
The release of Blake Bortles came as no surprise to anyone who was watching the Jags for the last couple of years. Although Bortles could reliably get you a highlight reel here and there, too many of those reels featured him throwing picks. In the end, they realized that they needed something more consistent behind the center. Enter Nick Foles, who inked a 4-year $88 million deal with Jacksonville. Foles succeeded in Philly with a stout defense behind him. In Jacksonville he’ll be joining one of the better defenses in the league. And with none other than Leonard Fournette in his backfield, Foles should be headed towards some success next season.
Last season the Raiders were hopeful that the acquisition of Jordy Nelson would help them turn around their offense. Since that didn’t pan out, Oakland decided to get an even bigger name at wideout. Granted it was a bit of a wild show early on. After all, Gruden came in and shipped the best defender in the league for some 1st round draft picks. Additionally, Gruden also shipped then GM Reggie McKenzie out the door to bring in Mike Mayock. While that move wasn’t necessarily questioned, Mayock answered doubters by landing Antonio Brown for just a 3rd and 5th rounder.
This type of deal is unprecedented. While it’s true that Browns’ numbers declined as JuJu Smith Schuster’s numbers rose, he is still undeniably one of the best if not the best receiver in the league. This is undoubtedly a move legal betting fans will be remembering down the road. Heck, it might have just salvaged the team’s image following their decision to let Mack go.