SportsPulse: The NFL design is over. Trysta Krick looks at the storylines that will determine the 2019 season for each AFC team.
The NFL Draft for 2019 is now complete, the roster-building process for the league's 32 teams is essentially on track for the upcoming season. Clearly clubs are tinkering – prominent free agents like Ndamukong Suh, Eric Berry, Michael Crabtree and Ziggy Ansah are not signed.
But even if veterans like Giants & # 39; Eli Manning, Joe Flacco of Broncos and Andy Dalton of Bengals, who have just chosen a quarterback, stand against the wall, their starting jobs seem safe and probably safe year round, at least for the first week.
Other established players may be on the move. With the first round of ILB Devin Bush in the round, the Steelers Jon Bostic, who started 14 games last season after the draft ended on Saturday night.
Here are a few others whose jobs suddenly look weak in the face of rookies In their direction:
Eagles WR Nelson Agholor: For a man who has never reached more than 800 yards in a season The $ 9.4 million for his fifth-year option may be more cheddar than Philly wants to swallow – especially in the second round WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside joins veterans Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson in the mix.
Patriots P Ryan Allen: One of the unsung heroes of Super Bowl LIII, seems to be the final game for New England. Bill Belichick did not spend a fifth round on Stanford's Jacob Bailey to keep two players – especially as only $ 100,000 is guaranteed by Allen at $ 1.5 million for 2019.
Ryan Fitzpatrick could have a brief stopover as a stopover for Miami after the dolphins were traded for Josh Rosen. (Photo: Lynne Sladky, AP)
Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: I hope you had plenty of cake during your honeymoon as the Miami starter gave the new coaching staff a long look at the newly acquired Josh Rosen to find out how he fits into the future of this franchise. Fitzpatrick could be an instant trading value if another team's quarterback fails in the coming months.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill: There are no performance issues here, as Hill wins Pro Bowl in all three of his NFL seasons and, for the first time, nominates an All-Pro receiver in 2018. But after the county attorney's office in Johnson County (Kan.) Reopened an investigation into whether he had mistreated his three-year-old son – four years after Hill was found guilty of being convicted of domestic abuse and battery of his current fiancé – it It seems increasingly likely that he will not be a member of this team. How to explain Kansas City's decision to spend the first (56th overall) for WR Mecole Hardman, whose game is similar to Hill's, even though the talent level is not the same, despite the club's defensive problems and the fact that WR Sammy Watkins has signed a contract three-year contract for $ 48 million, just last year?
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Adler RB Jordan Howard: ] In March trade by the Having bought Bears, he is only under contract for 2019 and may be battling for the second-round Miles Sanders, who could be the most explosive and versatile on a disorganized deep chart. Howard could be someone else who gets moved when another team launches this summer.
Patriots QB Brian Hoyer: Tom Brady's 33-year support is under contract for another year. And while it might make sense to carry three passers-by, Auburn's Jarrett Stidham was the venue for the fourth round, but New England only managed to retain Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo in 2014, the latter's rookie season.
Giants CB Janoris Jenkins: He failed to fulfill the $ 62.5 million contract he signed in 2016 for five years, and his name hovered around the trading deadline last October. The Giants have just added two corners (Deandre Baker and Julian Love) after taking Sam Beal in the 2018 supplemental draft. Could this be a weird situation given Jenkin's money and performance?
Raiders S. Karl Joseph: In the last six weeks, Oakland Lamarcus Joyner signed to a four-year deal over $ 42 million, opting for Johnathan Abram in the first round. Where is Joseph, whose fifth election year has not yet been picked up? "I think that's a conversation we'll have with Karl," said GM Mike Mayock, when asked about the predecessor's future.
Bill's RB LeSean McCoy: He did wonders in a limited attack a few years before a sharp drop in production in 2018 (514 yards in 14 games). After Frank Gore and his third colleague Devin Singletary were on board with his fresh legs, it's worth asking if McCoy might crash as a trading lure or as a cap.
Cardinals DL Robert Nkemdiche: He's been a big disappointment since he was inducted into Round 1 three years ago. Arizona has not taken his option for the fifth year, and after settling on Zach Allen at Boston College in Round 3, he may decide he will not need Nkemdiche for much longer.
Viking TE Kyle Rudolph: He is guilty of $ 7.6 million for the last year of his contract and last season not up to that salary. The multi-dimensional second rounder Irv Smith Jr. will someday take over Rudolph's goals (and his job), it's just a matter of timing.
Redskins QB Alex Smith: His continued recovery from the terrible conditions of last year's leg injury leaves his NFL future in serious doubt. But with Washington Dwayne Haskins in Ohio State's first round and Case Keenum and Colt McCoy in 2019, it's worth asking if Smith had his last snapshot in the nation's capital or if he and the crew are happy with the US I was thinking that he might return to a backup role in 2020.
49ers DL Solomon Thomas: Even after the election of DE Nick Bosa (second), GM John Lynch said on Thursday that Thomas, who has been number three overall, below average pick in 2017, was " absolutely "part of the team's plans despite an abundance of high-priced players on San Francisco's D-Line. Lynch is a pretty straightforward shooter, but it would not be shocking to see things change, especially if he gets an offer in a training camp and decides that the team and Thomas could benefit from a landscape change.
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