Jets Ring The Bell, OBJ In The 216, And Oakland Raids Pittsburgh For AB

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:56 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019 1:56 PM UTC

Free agency has barely kicked off and already there are several seismic shifts in the NFL landscape. Let’s take a look at how some of the league’s best players could impact their new teams next season.

<p align="center"> </p><p>Remember when the league banned touchdown celebrations, to which fans insisted NFL stood for the No Fun League? Well, the commissioner Roger Goodell got smart and the NFL, ever conscious of its image, lightened up and allowed the boys their choreographed revelry. That’s nothing compared to the fun football fans are having, barely a day into free agency, with all the fireworks in free agency. Actually, fireworks is an understatement, it’s more like mortar shells dotting the NFL landscape as some of the biggest names will be donning different jerseys next season. Let’s take a look at some of the more explosive moves and how they could affect your <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nfl/">NFL picks</a> in this upcoming season.</p><p><strong>New York Jets – </strong>Sam Darnold desperately needs protection and targets if he is to maximize his potential and turn the Jets into a legitimate AFC East threat. New York’s opening salvo came with the signing of former Redskins’ receiver Jamison Crowder, an upper-tier slot receiver and a position that the Jets desperately needed to upgrade. Seven-year veteran Josh Bellamy was also secured for reasonable money which provides depth to the receiving corps and bolsters their special teams. They also swung a deal with Oakland for left guard Kelechi Osemele who will help keep Darnold’s uniform clean, unlike last season.</p><p>However, the signing that is rocking Gotham at this very moment is Le’Veon Bell quitting Pittsburgh and coming on over to the Big Apple after a self-imposed season-long sabbatical. Although Bell will be used as a target, his more important value to Darnold is his very presence in the backfield, paralyzing defenses from ignoring New York’s ground game and going strictly after the passer. That is no longer feasible with Bell running the rock which will give Darnold more time in the pocket and can only benefit the former No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 draft.</p><p><strong>Cleveland Browns – </strong>Football was fun again in the 216 last season when the Browns tapped Baker Mayfield to be their next, among a seemingly endless succession, of franchise saviors. The No. 1 overall pick in last season’s draft displayed true grit and talent in elevating the Browns from a cellar-dwelling team to a tough out for any playoff contending club. But things are now really looking up after they snookered the Giants out of arguably the most elite receiver in the game when they wheeled a first-round pick, a third-round pick, and safety Jabrill Peppers to New York for a game-changing weapon in Odell Beckham Jr., who will be the Batman to Jarvis Landry’s Robin.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"und\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;&lt;a href=\"https://t.co/QIxqZEizRv\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/QIxqZEizRv&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/obj/status/1103837512349364224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;March 8, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>Cleveland also signed former Kansas City Chief tight end Demetrius Harris as well. The <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nfl-football/">NFL odds</a> on the Browns to win the AFC have already plummeted from 12-1 to 7-1, now the third choice behind the Chiefs and the Patriots as co-favorites at 3-1. The Browns have not won their division since it was the AFC Central way back in 1989 and have finished last in the AFC North in nine of the last 11 seasons.</p><p><strong>Oakland Raiders – </strong>The Raiders better hope that quarterback Derek Carr performs more like a Mercedes and less like a jalopy this season as they added a twin-turbo Lamborghini to their garage when acquiring the services of Antonio Brown. General Manager Mike Maycock fleeced the Steelers in surrendering only a third and fifth-round pick for the four-time first-team All-Pro. The Raiders made another stunning move when they handed over the keys to the Brink’s truck to former Patriots blindside tackle Trent Brown. These shiny new toys will give Carr plenty of room to improve upon last season in which he tossed only 19 touchdown passes with 10 interceptions.</p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><strong><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/nfl-betting/" target="_blank" title="Check SBR's NFL Betting Forum">Talk Football At SBR's NFL Betting Forum</a></strong></h2>
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