Sports5 most head-scratching moves of the NFL offseason

17:02  25 june  2019
17:02  25 june  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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These are the top moves of the 2020 offseason prior to April's draft. 5 . Raiders Sign Cory Littleton. The Baltimore Ravens, who won 14 games last year, were more than happy to take Calais Campbell off the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars He'll also be working with head coach Bruce Arians, who

This offseason , two different teams helped themselves by signing veteran QBs, while another team While there are definitely still moves to be made, the bulk of the big free agents and trades in the NFL are behind us. Most stars have new teams, and some moves have definitely been bigger than others.

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Shocking moves have transpired in the NFL since the New England Patriots captured Super Bowl LIII in February - some more justifiable than others.

Here are the five most head-scratching decisions of the offseason:

Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan 2 weeks after draft

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Perhaps the most stunning change in the NFL offseason came when the Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan. Not that it wasn't warranted, but it came two months after they allowed him to give out $122 million in guaranteed money in free agency and not even three weeks after they let him run the draft.

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Brace Hemmelgarn / USA Today Images. Every NFL team's most head - scratching offseason move . Posted April 30, 2020 | By Sam Robinson. Barring some late free agency work, teams' depth charts can be predicted. With that in mind, here is each team's most curious decision of the 2020 offseason

Every NFL offseason is filled with great moves — and some not so great. Here's a look at every team's most head - scratching offseason move . The football world knew for months the the Cardinals would take Kyler Murray first overall, thus necessitating a trade of 2018 first-round pick Josh Rosen.

The shock firing brought to light many of the Jets' internal problems, and the move to install head coach Adam Gase as the interim general manager confirmed he won the power struggle.

It was believed Gase opposed the decision to hand Le'Veon Bell a four-year, $52.5-million contract, and he didn't exactly dispute the rumor when questioned.

"Discussions are had and whether or not we disagreed on anything whether it was financially, that's a completely different story than the person or the player," Gase said a week after the firing, preferring to compliment Bell the human being rather than discuss the running back's contract.

"Me and Mike had disagreements on a few things, but there was no personal rift," Gase admitted about his relationship with his former GM.

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For every brilliant move , you can find at least one move that defies logic in the worst possible way. We certainly saw plenty of the latter during the 2019 NFL offseason . Second-year head coach Mike Patricia has not tried to hide his efforts to turn the Detroit Lions into another version of his former team

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It's just business, it's not personal. The man Maccagnan had a hand in hiring as the Jets' new head coach overthrew him in a matter of four months.

Raiders sign Richie Incognito

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If there's one thing the Raiders didn't need more of, it's temperamental players.

After trading for Antonio Brown and adding Vontaze Burfict, Oakland signed Incognito despite the fact he hadn't played in the NFL since 2017. Erratic off-field behavior played a major role in his absence from the game.

Incognito was arrested last August for threatening to shoot employees at a funeral home, which happened after he was sent to undergo psychiatric examination following an incident at a Florida gym three months prior.

New general manager Mike Mayock defended the move, stating, "you can't have all boy scouts." Although it's only a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, it's an unnecessary risk. The Raiders were just 4-12 last season - losing and volatile personalities often don't mix.

Trade talk involving Phil Kessel reportedly 'heating up'

Trade talk involving Phil Kessel reportedly 'heating up' The Pittsburgh Penguins had a trade worked out earlier this month that would have seen Phil Kessel head to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Jason Zucker. It didn’t happen because of a no-trade clause that Kessel refused to waive, something he had negotiated into his contract years ago when he first signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Exercising his clause to block a trade was well within his right, and it seemed to quiet things down for a while in regards to the Penguins. GM Jim Rutherfordadmitted that a Kessel trade this offseason was now unlikely, but that hasn’t stopped reports surfacing on consecutive days that the team is still trying to unload their enigmatic star.

As NFL free agency frenzy moves along, we will discuss each NFL team's most head - scratching offseason moves thus far in 2018. Bradford is one of the most injury-prone quarterbacks in the league , and should he miss any time this season , he still walks away with million guaranteed.

Grading the NFL draft or free agency is difficult in a vacuum because there is so much crossover in player acquisition The Seattle Seahawks underwent drastic defensive changes this offseason . Only New England Patriots head coach-general manager Bill Belichick, who has been to every AFC

Incognito has a strong on-field resume, though. He made the Pro Bowl in 2017 and in the two years prior to that. But, he's also prone to penalties and could begin the year serving a suspension for the August arrest.

Giants let Landon Collins walk

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This is not to say the Giants should have made Collins the highest-paid safety of all time, as the Washington Redskins did when they signed him to a six-year, $84-million deal in free agency. But why did general manager Dave Gettleman allow Collins to become a free agent at all?

Collins, a former All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler at just 25 years of age, would have commanded plenty of interest on the trade market. In fact, it was reported the Giants received multiple offers for the strong safety going as far back as October.

New York had already begun the teardown after trading away Damon Harrison and Eli Apple before the Oct. 30 deadline, but dealing Collins would have been a step too far, according to Gettleman.

"It was a touchy situation. That was when we were at our nadir. We were just so low. I know that every decision that comes out of the GM and head coach's office sends a message downstairs. I just felt the message that would be sent by trading would be a bad message," Gettleman explained to Mike Francesca of WFAN.

The Metro, Avs, and Leafs: Reflecting on a busy week in the NHL

The Metro, Avs, and Leafs: Reflecting on a busy week in the NHL The first three days of July have come and gone, and the hockey world is left with more questions than answers in regard to offer sheets. What did the Canadiens, who convinced star forward Sebastian Aho to sign an offer sheet Monday, actually accomplish aside from causing a minor stir in Carolina? Will the reaction (the Hurricanes matching the five-year, $42.3-million deal with little hesitation) be chalked up as evidence that offer sheets aren’t effective in 2019? Or, did Habs general manager Marc Bergevin simply play his cards wrong against Canes GM Don Waddell? Would a more lucrative deal of, say, $50 million over five years have changed the dynamic of the situation and

But what have been the biggest head - scratching moves thus far? The Around The NFL team He is one of the three best defensive players in the NFL . My problem, and it's more of a universal issue Of 26 established veterans signed from other teams during the 2013 and 2014 offseasons , just seven

The key parts of the NFL offseason are in the books as we’re now past free agency and the draft. The only thing left for most teams to do is sort out their rosters and find out where each player fits. There won’t be much movement from this point forward with very few impactful free agents still available, so

The Giants didn't use their franchise tag to keep Collins after the season and they didn't broach a long-term deal with the tackling machine. Instead, they let Collins leave for nothing and watched as he signed with their division rival, ensuring they'll have to see him two times for the next six years.

It didn't have to end that way.

Steelers sell low on Antonio Brown

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The Steelers had to deal Brown, and that certainly hurt the return they got for him.

But a third- and a fifth-round pick for the four-time All-Pro and 2018 leader in touchdown catches?

The team had little to no leverage in negotiations, but surely they could have done better for a superstar not yet done with the prime years of his career.

In the end, the Steelers ate $21 million to get rid of a nagging headache. Trying to replace Brown's production may be just as painful.

Giants use No. 6 pick on Daniel Jones

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Not to pick on Gettleman, but he's had an offseason to forget.

Armed with the No. 6 and No. 17 overall picks, the Giants were in prime position to add a defensive prospect and get their quarterback of the future - in that order. Gettleman opted for the opposite.

Kawhi Leonard's recruitment was a slow process like his free-agency decision

Kawhi Leonard's recruitment was a slow process like his free-agency decision As a star 6-foot-6 forward at Riverside King High in 2008, Kawhi Leonard possessed skillet-sized hands, a 7-foot wingspan and a steely demeanor. He also had a cellphone. He just never answered it. That meant that on several occasions a young college assistant coach named Justin Hutson departed from San Diego State's campus and drove to Riverside without knowing whether the recruit would even be there once he arrived. Hutson, now the head coach at Fresno State, eventually learned he could triangulate Leonard's location by calling King's basketball coach, security guard and counselor.

He reached for Jones with the sixth overall pick and appeared to be bidding against himself. When it comes to quarterbacks, front offices tend to go out and get their guy. The problem is, the Giants were the only ones touting Jones as their future.

After Kyler Murray went first overall, the Redskins were always linked to Dwayne Haskins at No. 15. There were no other teams between picks two and 16 expected to take Jones, but Gettleman was adamant there were two willing to move ahead of the Giants at No. 17 for the Duke passer.

"It wasn't easy for me to pass up Josh Allen. For me, my background, that was very, very difficult. But I think that much of Daniel Jones and his future as an NFL quarterback," Gettleman said.

He thinks so highly of the pick he believes Jones could sit for three years behind Eli Manning before he gets a chance to prove worthy of his draft slot.

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