The National Football League had a very eventful offseason before the NFL Draft, which consisted of over 25 players joining a new team. We saw quarterbacks who’ve been under center with teams for over 15 years, like Tom Brady and Philip Rivers, moving on to new teams, to wide receivers seeking new places in trades. Some of the moves include the following:
Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady finally leaves the New England Patriots after winning six super bowls with them. Brady comes off an underwhelming 2020 campaign where he threw for 4057 yards which is his lowest in a full season since 2010. Brady joins a Tampa Bay team with a strong receiving core filled with weapons like Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and OJ Howard.
Deandre Hopkins traded to the Arizona Cardinals. Hopkins leaves the Houston Texans where he’s been for seven seasons and has accumulated four Pro Bowls. Hopkins just finished a season where he was a member of the first-team All-Pro and had 1165 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. He joins an Arizona offense that has Kyler Murray, who just received Offensive Rookie of the Year and Larry Fitzgerald.
Darius Slay traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. Slay is a cornerback who’s been asking for a trade from the Detroit Lions for the past year and this offseason he finally got it. Last season, Slay had two interceptions and is a three-time Pro Bowler. Slay bolsters a very weak secondary in Philadelphia after the loss of safety Malcolm Jenkins.
Stefon Diggs traded to the Buffalo Bills. Diggs joins a Buffalo team that is in a very promising position to take the AFC East with the departure of Brady from the Patriots. Diggs wraps up his time with the Minnesota Vikings with his career-best in receiving yards, 1130 yards, and six touchdowns. Diggs joins a receiving core of John Brown, Cole Beasley, and Greg Olsen.