The NFL playoffs are down to just four teams, which means the 28 others are giving a hard look at their rosters and planning to make some decisions regarding free agents in 2022.
It may seem like the regular season just finished, but we are a mere month and change away from March 16 – the opening of free-agency season. Mike Triplett
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Free agent: G Alex Cappa
Since quarterback Tom Brady isn’t technically a free agent – and the decision to retire rests solely with him – we can’t choose him. The Bucs have 23 players set to become unrestricted free agents, and coach Bruce Arians said Monday that the team will prioritize its own free agents in March. Marcel Louis-Jacques
New England Patriots
Free agent: CB J.C. Jackson
A deal likely won’t be cheap, but Jackson seems to have an affinity for New England, so if it’s close to another offer, the tiebreaker seemingly goes to the team that initially gave him a chance as an undrafted free agent in 2018.