Since the end of this past season, all 32 NFL teams have been busy retooling their rosters. Here is each club’s best newcomer player-wise.
The NFL offseason is quite the process. It starts with teams trimming the fat and getting under the salary cap. Then come the free-agent visits, followed by signings as well as trades for proven veterans. All of this while organizations are evaluating college talent in preparation for the NFL draft.
Who is really to say which offseason acquisition, player-wise, was the best for each of the 32 NFL teams? Opinions will vary, but there’s some logic included when it comes to these choices.
Every NFL team’s best offseason addition:
Arizona Cardinals: T Paris Johnson
Apparently, new Cardinals’ general manager Monti Ossenfort takes requests. It’s not known when quarterback Kyler Murray will take the field this season. However, the four-year pro did show a desire for the team to select Ohio State tackle Paris Johnson. Arizona owned the third overall pick but traded down twice and still secured the services of the talented Buckeye, along with some extra picks in 2024.
Atlanta Falcons: DL Calais Campbell
Over 15 NFL seasons, six-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Calais Campbell has suited up for the Cardinals, Jaguars, and Ravens. He’s made an impact on every one of those clubs, all of which reached the playoffs while he was with the team, and he earned at least one Pro Bowl invitation with each club. Campbell has totaled 99 sacks, returned three of his 12 fumble recoveries for scores, and picked off three passes.
Baltimore Ravens: WR Zay Flowers
The biggest offseason issue for John Harbaugh’s team was getting quarterback Lamar Jackson under contract and that’s done. General manager Eric DeCosta has bolstered the wide receiving corps by adding speedy Nelson Agholor and talented Odell Beckham Jr. In April, the Ravens used the 22ndx overall pick to grab Zay Flowers (Maryland), who caught 200 passes (29 for scores) in four years with the Terrapins.
Buffalo Bills: RB Damien Harris
Only six teams in the NFL ran for more yards per game than the Bills in 2022. Quarterback Josh Allen remains a big part of Buffalo’s success on the ground and the team needs a little more oomph from their running backs. Earlier this month, the Bills signed well-traveled Latavius Murray. He joins another free agent picked up former Patriots’ standout Damien Harris, who has shown a nose for the end zone.