5 Free Agent Player Destinations that Make Sense for 2019
John Brown to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries expected to leave town this offseason, the Bucs will most likely need depth behind starters Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. New Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians has a history with John Brown dating back to his years in Arizona. Brown’s deep speed and vertical game along with his experience in Arians’ offense would make him an ideal compliment to Evans and Godwin. Arians has a history of using big physical slot WRs to create mismatches like Hines Ward, Reggie Wayne and Larry Fitzgerald which leads me to believe that the Bucs won’t resign Humphries and will use Godwin and Evans more on the inside. That along with the departure of DeSean Jackson opens up a need for a deep threat on the perimeter and I believe John Brown would be perfect for them in 2019.
Tyrell Williams to the Indianapolis Colts
What Luck has been able to do with this cast of characters has been nothing short of remarkable. Hilton dealt with injuries early in the season and reliable Jack Doyle barely played in 2018. This left Luck throwing to guys like Eric Ebron, Chester Rogers, Ryan Grant and Dontrelle Inman. The Colts will be flush with cap space in 2019 so I think they will have the money to go get a player like Tyrell Williams. Williams has experience with Frank Reich from his days with the Chargers so he makes for an ideal fit opposite TY Hilton. Also, we have seen Williams step up when needed to fill in as the #1. A few years back Keenan Allen went down, and Williams had a career year. This insurance would be great for Luck as Hilton has dealt with some injuries the last few seasons and should be something they explore in 2019.
Golden Tate to the New York Jets
With Adam Gase now on board it will be interesting to see how he does in his second stint. That being said, this team already has solid contributors in Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa and Chris Herndon, but what they are missing is a premier slot WR in Gase’s offense. Insert Golden Tate who would be an ideal fit for the Jarvis Landry role in Gase’s scheme. The Jets are one of two teams that have over 100 million in cap next season so they have the funds to go after probably the best WR in this free agent class.
Demetrius Harris to the Denver Broncos
Harris has shown flashes this season contributing behind stud TE Travis Kelce. Harris himself is a mountain of a man standing at 6’7 and as a former basketball player has plus athleticism. This season we saw Keenum force feed targets to jeff Heuerman with little success, and with Harris on board they could get a lot more explosive plays from the Tight End position. Furthermore, with Gary Kubiak as the new OC his west coast scheme features a TE. Tight Ends dating back to Owen Daniels in Houston have put together monster campaigns in this offense. Finally, with Jake Butt looking doubtful for Week 1 of next season, I believe Harris makes for a great fit for the Broncos in 2019.
Le’Veon Bell to the Oakland Raiders
The Raiders are going into 2019 with probably the worst skill position group in the NFL. In 2020 they plan to officially move to Las Vegas and they will need some juice to get the fan base excited. Insert Le’Veon Bell who would immediately slot in as the offensive centerpiece that could help lead this team to a few more victories next season. Lynch and Martin are both Unrestricted Free Agents in 2019 leaving Oakland with a need for talent at the position. This season we saw Martin and Lynch play well in this offense and Gruden has had a lot of success with RBs. In the past Gruden has featured RBs in the passing game dating back to his time with the Raiders and Buccaneers who both had RBs with at least 90 targets in a season. Finally, this is just the flashy type of move the Raiders and Mark Davis make, and I think it would be ideal for them to do so in 2019.