Biggest NFL Off-season Moves Grades

WR Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders via Green Bay Packers

Las Vegas Raiders – A 

The trade that sent five-time NFL pro bowl wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders was one of the biggest this offseason. The Raiders’ offense already showed glimpses of explosiveness during the season with a 4000-yard passer in Derek Carr and a 1000 yard receiver in Hunter Renfrow. Derek Carr will now have two one-thousand yard receivers to throw to and a top tight end in the league that is Darren Waller. Davante Adams and Derek Carr were teammates in college at Fresno State. Davante Adams has been one of, if not the best wide receiver in the league for the past four years as he’s had over 10+ touchdowns and 1100+ yards in three of them. 

Green Bay Packers – C

The Green Bay Packers gave up Davante Adams for just a first and second-round pick from the Raiders. For a receiver of Davante Adams’ stature, you would expect the organization to give him up for more than just two draft picks. The Packers’ best options for their MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers are wide receivers Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and tight end Robert Tonyan. The Packers have to draft a receiver early on in the draft so that Aaron Rodgers can have receivers to throw to or this year could be long for the yellow and green. 

WR Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins via Kansas City Chiefs

Miami Dolphins – A-

The Miami Dolphins had a decent receiving corps with Jaylen Waddle, Davante Parker, and Mike Gesicki; but with the addition of Tyreek Hill, they have one of the fastest and best-receiving corps in the league at the moment. Tyreek Hill is coming off of his sixth straight pro bowl and another 1000+ yard receiving season. Tyreek Hill is well known around the league as the fastest player in the NFL and can take the tops off of defenses like no other player. Undoubtedly he has had a major downgrade at quarterback from Patrick Mahomes to Tua Tagovailoa, but fans and the organization are expecting a big leap from Tua as they give him more weapons to throw to. 

Kansas City Chiefs – B

The Chiefs are getting a first, second, fourth, future fourth, and future sixth-round pick from the Dolphins for Hill. The Chiefs are getting some great value out of this trade as they get two high round draft picks and a bunch of late-round ones that will help them add depth to their roster which is a big need as their division the AFC West only keeps getting stronger with all of the other teams making big moves this offseason as well. 

WR Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns via Dallas Cowboys

Cleveland Browns – A+

The Cleveland Browns may just have gotten the steal of the offseason or maybe of the decade. The Browns only had to give up a fifth and sixth-round pick and even got a sixth-round pick from the Cowboys for one of the star receivers in the league who has had four 1000+ yard receiving seasons in his career. Many people in the sports industry have said that the Dallas Cowboys underutilized Amari Cooper in their offense this year which led him to having a really lackluster season for his stature. The Browns just released their number one receiver Jarvis Landry so this signing is a big help for the Browns.

Dallas Cowboys – F

The Dallas Cowboys practically got no value from trading Amari Cooper to the Browns. They are technically just switching sixth-round picks with the Browns and giving them a star for a low-end draft pick. The Cowboys do have a great wide receiver duo in Ceedee Lamb and Michael Gallup, but the Cowboys’ front office really could’ve done so much better with this trade and got so much more out of it, what they got in return is practically a bag of chips. 

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