During the preseason, the Buffalo Bills led the way, securing quarterback Josh Allen a six year and $ 258 million contract extension, meaning the team’s franchise star won’t be going anywhere for some time.
However, the same cannot be said for Allen’s replacement, Mitch Trubisky, who received a huge discount during the off-season to sign a $ 2.5 one-year contract with the Bills, despite receiving higher bids from other teams.
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Both Trubiksy and the Bills always knew this was a passing gig for him in Buffalo. General Manager Brandon Beane said after signing Trubisky in March 2020: “This is a reset for him. We don’t expect him to be here [for the] long term. “
While Allen and Trubisky got along very well, the chances of the former Chicago Bears starter staying in Buffalo for the next season are slim.
There are numerous teams in need of a quarterback, and as Bleacher Report’s Christopher Knox pointed out Tuesday, Jan. 11, Trubisky can expect multiple offers.
“The 2022 Draft Class has no quarterback contender not to be missed like Joe Burrow or Trevor Lawrence,” wrote Knox. “This is also due to the fact that the free agent class lacks starting caliber options.”
After a season roller coaster ride for quarterback Cam Newton. Shortly before the start of the 2021 NFL, the 32-year-old was cut by the New England Patriots after head coach Bill Belichick selected rookie Mac Jones to start the team, and he remained a free agent before joining his former team, the Carolina Panthers , ended up as a backup in November.
The 2015 MVP, once known for his cocky and boisterous personality, has since eaten a huge slice of humble cake. While Newton announced on Monday, January 11th that he was done playing in Carolina, he is realistic about his skill set and said he was ready to stay a backup to go with a winning franchise play.
The three-time Pro Bowler discussed the adjustment phase of moving from a starter to a backup, but when the opportunity arose to join a team like the Bills, who ended the season with an 11-6 record, and the AFC East Division for the Im second Year in a row Newton sounds like he’s jumping on it.
“I think I’ve shown people that I have to prove my worth, my worth,” Newton said. “If I answer that now, just one day out of season, I don’t know what it looks like. But can I tell you do I have a lot of soccer? [left], do I want to play? Yes. But under the right conditions. “
With Allen breaking numerous franchise records and the Bills defense ranked No. 1 in the league, Bill’s offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier are expected to be two of the top names to receive interview requests this off-season.
Daboll, who was named AP’s Assistant Coach of the Year last season, was named third on its list of “Top Head Coaching Candidates for 2022 Job Openings” by Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report on January 7th.
As for Frazier, inquiries are already mounting. Dan Graziano from ESPN tweeted On Monday, “according to the source, the bears requested permission to interview Bill’s defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for her head coach opening.”
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