Without a doubt, there is a tremendous amount of hype surrounding the Wide Receiver group in this year’s NFL Draft class. Guys like Ja’Marr Chase, Devonta Smith, and Jaylen Waddle headline the group and are all projected first-rounders. But what about the teams that can’t land one of those guys or need to fill other holes? How can they bring in x-factor WR talent that their rosters so desperately need? Lucky for those teams, this offseason, there will be plenty of talent to choose from in free agency.
Top Wide Receivers in Free Agency
Robinson is one of the most highly regarded WRs in the free agency and will likely sign a big-money deal. He has recently made it clear that “everything is on the table” when discussing what his future holds in store. The 27-year-old wideout still has bright years ahead of him and has put up good numbers throughout his career despite dealing with poor Quarterback play. A-Rob can significantly impact teams missing a star WR, elevating them to new levels just as Steffon Diggs did for the Bills this year.
There is a lot of uncertainty regarding what will happen with Chris Godwin, partly because the Tampa Bay Bucs are still in the playoff race. Godwin has had an injury-filled season, and due to Tom Brady‘s “spread the ball” play style, he hasn’t put up those elite WR stats that he was last year. Only time will tell whether Godwin resigns with the Bucs or tests free agency.
Perhaps one of the most controversial players in the NFL is Juju Smith-Schuster, who is set to become a free agent this offseason. It wouldn’t be shocking to hear that Juju might want to stay in Pittsburgh, but does the team want him? Juju’s social media antics brought negativity to the Steelers’ locker room late in the season. All of this when the team already had enough issues to handle, dealing with injuries and a losing streak. Now Juju will likely want a sizable contract, and the Steelers have viable weapons in Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool. Juju could very likely be on the move.
It is almost sure that Kenny Golladay will continue his career with a new team once free agency starts. No news or record exists of the Lions and Golladay discussing a contract extension. In fact, near the trade deadline, there was some talk between the Lions and the Giants about a Golladay deal; however, those talks eventually fizzled out. Once free agency begins, The Giants, among many other teams, will pursue Golladay, the 27-year-old red zone threat.
Will Fuller would probably be a much bigger name if it weren’t for his career filled with injuries and his six-game suspension this year. He simply can’t stay on the field. However, when he IS on the field, he is fantastic, worthy of being a WR1. It’s just a matter of if a team is willing to take a risk on him. Many believe the Packers will make that move, but only time will tell.