NFL Free Agents 2023
With the 2023-24 NFL season quickly approaching, let's take a look at which NFL stars will be suiting up for a different team following a busy offseason.
The most notable quarterback on the move, and perhaps the most notable player overall on the move, was former Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers being traded to the New York Jets.
Longtime Raiders quarterback Derek Carr signed with the New Orleans Saints after being cut by Las Vegas, who then signed former 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to replace Carr.
Other notable quarterback signings include:
- Gardner Minshew to the Colts
- Baker Mayfield to the Bucs
- Sam Darnold to the 49ers
- Jacoby Brissett to the Commanders
- Andy Dalton to the Panthers
Several starting-caliber running backs swapped teams this offseason, but none were more notable than Miles Sanders. Sanders, who totaled 1,259 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Eagles and was a pivotal point in their Super Bowl run last season, signed with the Carolina Panthers.
The Eagles were quick to reload, however, bringing in former Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny and former Lions RB D'Andre Swift.
Other notable running back moves included:
- Jamaal Williams to the Saints
- David Montgomery to the Lions
- D'Onta Foreman to the Bears
- Devin Singletary to the Texans
- Damien Harris to the Bills
Former Pro Bowl running backs Ezekiel Elliot, Dalvin Cook, Leonard Fournette, and Kareem Hunt all remain unsigned at the time of this writing on August 8.
Aside from Aaron Rodgers, no two players garnered more attention in their free agency than DeAndre Hopkins and Odell Beckham Jr.
With Hopkins landing with the Tennessee Titans and Odell teaming up with Lamar Jackson in Baltimore, expect both superstars to have monster seasons and be a focal point of their respective offenses this season.
Other notable wide receiver signings include:
- D.J. Moore to the Bears
- Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb to the Jets
- DJ Chark to the Panthers
- Adam Thielen to the Panthers
- Robert Woods to the Texans
- Brandin Cooks to the Cowboys
- Jakobi Meyers to the Raiders
- JuJu Smith-Schuster to the Patriots
While no big-name tight ends found themselves on the move this offseason, several solid veterans will be lining up for new teams next season.
- Darren Waller to the Giants
- Dalton Schultz to the Texans
- Hayden Hurst to the Panthers
- Irv Smith Jr. to the Bengals
- Mike Gesicki to the Patriots
- Robert Tonyan to the Bears
After losing Orlando Brown Jr. to the Bengals, the Chiefs reloaded and signed former Jaguars OL Jawaan Taylor and former Bucs OL Donovan Smith.
Other notable offensive linemen signings included:
- Mike McGlinchey to the Broncos
- Andrew Wylie to the Commanders
- Andre Dillard to the Titans
Former Eagles star DL Javon Hargrave will form a dynamic duo with San Francisco 49ers superstar Nick Bosa, while the Browns completed revamped their defensive line by bringing in Dalvin Tomlinson, Ogbo Okoronkwo, and Za'Darius Smith.
Other notable defensive linemen moves include:
- Marcus Davenport to the Vikings
- Zach Allen to the Broncos
- Dre'Mont Jones to the Seahawks
- Yannick Ngakoue to the Bears
Veteran LBs Bobby Wagner and Eric Kendricks both found themselves on the move this offseason with Wagner going from the Rams to the Seahawks and Kendricks from the Vikings to the Chargers.
The Chicago Bears made a splash at the linebacker position, bringing in former Bills LB Tremaine Edmunds and former Eagles LB T.J. Edwards.
Other notable linebacker moves were Bobby Okereke to the Giants and David Long to the Dolphins.
Several big-name DBs found themselves on the move this offseason, including Jalen Ramsey from the Rams to the Dolphins and Stephon Gilmore from the Colts to the Cowboys.
Patrick Peterson also moved from Minnesota to the Steelers, and former Lion Jeff Okudah signed with the Falcons. The Falcons also brought in former Bengals DB Jessie Bates.
The Lions completely revamped their secondary by bringing in Cameron Sutton, Emmanuel Moseley, and C.J. Gardner-Johnson.