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2022 NFL Free Agent Wide Receivers

2022 NFL Free Agent Wide Receivers

2022 NFL Free Agent Wide Receivers

Known as “primadonnas,” the “divas” of the league, and whatever other word you want to refer to them as. Let’s not forget this is one of the most important positions in the game today, with all the rule changes made to accommodate the offense, here are some of the top wide receivers hitting free agency this offseason.

2022 NFL Free Agent Wide Receivers

1. Davante Adams

Current team: Green Bay Packers
Measurables: 29 years old, 6-1, Drafted: 2014 (Packers)
2021 Stats: 96 receptions, 1,248 receiving yards, 8 total touchdowns
Career Stats: 642 receptions, 7,816 receiving yards, 70 total touchdowns
Projected Contract: 5 years, $110 Million
Potential Landing Spots: Green Bay, Chicago, Jaguars

This upcoming offseason, the Green Bay Packers will have some tough decisions to make. With Aaron Rodgers all but ready and looking forward to leaving the Packers, can they afford to let Davante Adams walk as well? Nope, not a chance! They need and will do everything in their power to sign Adams to a long-term deal. In his second consecutive season with over 1,000 receiving yards, Adams continues to be the most reliable wide receiver on the team and Rodgers’ favorite target. With no signs of slowing down anytime soon, teams should be putting presentations together to lure Adams out of Green Bay.

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2. Allen Robinson

Current team: Green Bay Packers
Measurables: 28 years old, 6-2, Drafted: 2014 (Jaguars)
2021 Stats: 32 receptions, 353 receiving yards, 1 total touchdown
Career Stats: 489 receptions, 6,352 receiving yards, 40 total touchdowns
Projected Contract: 3 years, $60 Million
Potential Landing Spots: Las Vegas, New York Jets, Indianapolis

Coming into this season, everyone, and I mean everyone, thought Allen Robinson was going to be a top ten receiver this year, and rightfully so. He finished with over 1,000 receiving yards in his last two seasons and should’ve been on track for his third, but due to the lack of “good” quarterback play, he was an afterthought in the offense. This is the worse year of Robinson’s eight-year career statistically. He has recorded 32 receptions for 353 yards and one touchdown. It’s safe to say his time in Chicago is all but done, and I don’t blame him for wanting to leave after they couldn’t come to terms with an extension before the season started. #FreeHim

3. Mike Williams

Current team: Los Angeles Chargers
Measurables: 27 years old, 6-4, Drafted: 2017 (Chargers)
2021 Stats: 64 receptions, 964 receiving yards, 7 total touchdowns
Career Stats: 215 receptions, 3,480 receiving yards, 24 total touchdowns
Projected Contract: 5 years, $108 Million
Potential Landing Spots: Los Angeles Chargers, Dolphins, Washington Football Team

Mike Williams has taken advantage of his opportunity to show the league he is indeed a WR1! Already setting a career-high in receptions (64) and receiving yards (964) this season, a huge payday is all but guaranteed after this year. Having Justin Herbert as your quarterback also doesn’t hurt as he is quickly becoming one of the best at the position in the league. I can see Williams agreeing to stay in Los Angeles as he and Keenan Allen are one of the best receiving corps in the game. But if he does leave, best believe it will be for a record-setting contract for WRs.

4. Odell Beckham Jr.

Current team: Los Angeles Rams
Measurables: 29 years old, 5-11, Drafted: 2014 (Giants)
2021 Stats: 33 receptions, 443 receiving yards, 3 total touchdowns
Career Stats: 520 receptions, 7,273 receiving yards, 54 total touchdowns
Projected Contract: 1 year, $6 Million
Potential Landing Spots: Los Angeles Rams, New England

Do not judge Odell Beckham Jr. for his time in Cleveland. After all, the New York Football Giants traded him away to a team that was NOT his choice, and he still produced…well, in his first year there, at least. OBJ has had five seasons with over 1,000 receiving yards in his eight-year career. He was unable to reach the endzone in the six games he played with the Cleveland Browns but has managed to record three touchdowns with the Rams in five games he has played. Unfortunately, a negative narrative has been written on OBJ, but one thing people can’t deny is his ability to produce on the field when healthy. Los Angeles allows him to pursue his off-field interests (yes, it is important) as well as contend for a Super Bowl trophy.

5. Chris Godwin

Current team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Measurables: 25 years old, 6-1, Drafted: 2014 (Buccaneers)
2021 Stats: 98 receptions, 1,103 receiving yards, 5 total touchdowns
Career Stats: 342 receptions, 4,643 receiving yards, 29 total touchdowns
Projected Contract: 5 years, $115 Million
Potential Landing Spots: Tampa Bay, Jaguars, Dolphins

Entering the 2021 NFL season as a Super Bowl champion, Chris Godwin proved he is one of the best receivers in the league. Playing in all 14 games and amassing 98 receptions for 1,103 yards, Godwin was on pace to have his best year statistically before his season-ending ACL injury in Week 15. His stock has increased, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he is one of the first wide receivers off the market after this season. At 25 years old, Godwin has many productive years left in him. It’ll be interesting to see where he lands for the next couple of years.

6. Will Fuller

Current team: Miami Dolphins
Measurables: 27 years old, 6-0, Drafted: 2014 (Texans)
2021 Stats: 4 receptions, 26 receiving yards, 0 total touchdowns
Career Stats: 213 receptions, 3,136 receiving yards, 24 total touchdowns
Projected Contract: 1 year, $8 Million
Potential Landing Spots: New York Jets, Chicago

When I think of Will Fuller the first thing that comes to mind, unfortunately, is “injury prone.” The most games Fuller has played in have been 14, which was in his rookie season back in 2016. During the scouting combine, he ran a 4.32 in the 40, which was the best time among wide receivers. He was always capable of a big play or two as a deep threat when he was on the Texans with Deshaun Watson. He hasn’t been able to finish a season with over 1,000 receiving yards, but he also hasn’t been able to play a full season. Things have not panned out in Miami, but at 27 years old, he is young enough to resurrect his career, barring any significant injuries. One of the interesting, if not, most interesting wide receivers entering free agency.

7. JuJu Smith-Schuster

Current team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Measurables: 25 years old, 6-1, Drafted: 2017 (Steelers)
2021 Stats: 15 receptions, 129 receiving yards, 0 total touchdowns
Career Stats: 323 receptions, 3.855 receiving yards, 26 total touchdowns
Projected Contract: 4 years, $40 Million
Potential Landing Spots: Pittsburgh, Baltimore

“Corvette, Corvette…” Ok, I’m done, but what a turn of events out in Pittsburgh in just a few years for JuJu Smith-Schuster. After Antonio Brown forced his way out of town, it seemed like JuJu would take that number one role and run with it…not so much! You could make an argument that he preferred to take his talents to TikTok with all the uploads but fell back on that as well. He had two productive seasons for the Steelers, and the rest have been pedestrian at best. He signed a one-year, $8 million contract to remain on the team but suffered a season-ending injury in Week 5. Smith-Schuster has proven he can be a great second option at wide receiver for a team, but not the primary one. Still, options will and should be there for him after the season. JuJu has the talent that could make him a value for teams looking to add a shifty talent out of the 2022 free agent wide receivers pool.

8. Michael Gallup

Current team: Dallas Cowboys
Measurables: 25 years old, 6-1, Drafted: 2018 (Cowboys)
2021 Stats: 30 receptions, 356 receiving yards, 1 total touchdown
Career Stats: 188 receptions, 2,813 receiving yards, 14 total touchdowns
Projected Contract: 5 years, $75 Million
Potential Landing Spots: Dallas, New York Jets, Houston, Detroit

In a crowded wide receiver room, Michael Gallup has produced when on the field. Even as the third option for the Cowboys, Michael Gallup has made big plays. In an offense that seems like pass-first as of late, he has been a recipient of many targets in his short time in Dallas. Selected as the 81st overall pick in the 3rd round of the 2018 draft, Gallup is all but certain to get PAID this offseason as he has outplayed his rookie contract. With Dak Prescott at the helm, staying in Dallas may not be out of the question, but expect other teams to make a push to sign Gallup as well.

9. A.J. Green

Current team: Arizona Cardinals
Measurables: 33 years old, 6-4, Drafted: 2011 (Bengals)
2021 Stats: 46 receptions, 718 receiving yards, 3 total touchdowns
Career Stats: 695 receptions, 10,148 receiving yards, 68 total touchdowns
Projected Contract: 2 years, $10 Million
Potential Landing Spots: Arizona, Detriot, Seattle

I’m not the one to say I told you so, but I told you so! While people were writing off A.J. Green, I knew he just needed to be anywhere else other than on the Bengals’ roster to flourish again, and he did. In his first year in Arizona, Green has been able to do what he did when he first entered the league in 2011, making big catches in critical moments. Now granted, Green has been in the league for ten years and is 33 years old and will be 34 when the 2022 season starts, but I feel like he has at least two good years of production left. Who will need Green’s services? Any team looking for a reliable receiver that can make a catch in crucial moments. Green could be a veteran steal among the 2022 free agent wide receivers for a “win-now” team.

10. Antonio Brown

Current team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Measurables: 33 years old, 5-10, Drafted: 2014 (Buccaneers)
2021 Stats: 29 receptions, 418 receiving yards, 4 total touchdowns
Career Stats: 915 receptions, 12,164 receiving yards, 83 total touchdowns
Projected Contract: 2 years, $10 Million 
Potential Landing Spots: Tampa Bay 

As of late, when talking about Antonio Brown, you have to know that a suspension or two may occur during or before the season starts. But it doesn’t matter because he’s still uber-productive and reliable in an offense. Hey, I’m just being honest. I’m going to cut right to the chase. A lot of teams are off of AB for his on and off-the-field antics, BUT if Tom Brady wants him back in Tampa then guess where he will be next year? In Tampa! With Chris Godwin out for the rest of the season and Mike Evans due to missing a few games, it will be targets galore for the rest of 2021. Brown has fumbled the bag in the last few years, so the market won’t be as it should be for him entering 2022.

Top 10 2022 NFL Free Agent Wide Receivers

Player Weight Height Current Team Potential Contract Potential Teams
Davante Adams 215 lb 6-1 Green Bay 5 years, $110 Million Green Bay, Chicago, Jaguars
Allen Robinson 216 lb 6-2 Chicago 3 years, $60 Million Las Vegas, New York Jets, Indianapolis
Mike Williams 218 lb 6-4 LA Chargers 5 years, $108 Million LA Chargers, Dolphins, Washington Football Team
Chris Godwin 208 lb 6-1 Tampa Bay 5 years, $115 Million Tampa Bay, Jaguars, Dolphins
Odell Beckham Jr. 198 lb 5-11 Los Angeles Rams 1 year, $6 Million Los Angeles Rams, New England
Will Fuller 184 lb 6-0 Miami 1 year, $8 Million New York Jets, Chicago
JuJu Smith-Schuster 215 lb 6-1 Pittsburgh 4 years, $40 Million Pittsburgh, Baltimore
A.J. Green 210 lb 6-4 Arizona 2 years, $10 Million Arizona, Detriot, Seattle
Michael Gallup 198 lb 6-1 Dallas 5 years, $75 Million Dallas, New York Jets, Houston, Detroit
Antonio Brown 185 lb 5-11 Tampa Bay 2 years, $10 Million Tampa Bay

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