NFL Update: The Latest Offseason Drama

No, he’s not done just yet! Tom Brady poses with his seven Super Bowl rings.

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No, he’s not done just yet! Tom Brady poses with his seven Super Bowl rings.

The NFL season ended about two months ago, and so much has already happened, including big-name players being traded, legends un-retiring, and so much more. Let’s take a look at just some of the latest drama from around the league. Of course, much more will happen from now until the beginning of the season, but considering that the season ended just over a month ago, so much drama has taken place! 

  • Tom Brady has already come out of retirement and will play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the third season this fall.
  • Long-time Seattle Seahawks quarterback and Super Bowl XLVIII champion Russell Wilson has been traded to the Denver Broncos. In return, the Seahawks will receive former-Broncos tight end Noah Fant, former-Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, and a few picks for NFL drafts over the course of the next few years.
  • Long-time Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, known for blowing a 28-3 lead with 2:08 left in the third quarter in Super Bowl LI, has been traded to the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts recently traded their starting quarterback Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders (formerly the Washington Football Team), so they’ll have a new leader of the offense this season. 
  • Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster, known for his TikTok account and dancing on other team’s logos during the pregame, was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, where he’ll be another weapon on a talented team led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
  • Things are heating up for the NFL draft: The NFL combine for college football players entering the NFL draft has just recently happened, and there is lots of debate as to who will be the first overall pick. People had their predictions, but so many athletes transferred schools, and intend to return to college football next season, meaning that many candidates didn’t end up being in this year’s draft. Usually, the prestige honor of being the first overall pick is given to a quarterback. However, I believe that it’ll be the University of Michigan’s defensive end, Aidan Hutchinson, who was a huge name for his insane stats this season.
  • Kansas City Chiefs falling apart? Patrick Mahomes’ most dominant wide receiver Tyreek Hill is on the move, being traded to the Miami Dolphins.
  • On April 9th, former Washington Commanders player and current Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins was struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the I-595 highway in Florida. He passed away at the young age of 24.


Kristina Klauzinski ‘24, Staff Writer