NFL free agency: Predicting the best free agent all 32 teams will sign in 2023

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NFL, Marcus Davenport
NFL, Marcus Davenport (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

With the NFL regular season now over, much attention shifts ahead to the postseason. But, for fans of over half the teams in the league, the offseason starts now.

The 2023 NFL Draft should be the event of the offseason, like that weekend always is. But, the free agency period is also going to be a wild one. This year, more than some other recent years, we could see the most quarterback movement we’ve seen in quite some time.

We’ve already seen the writing on the wall for some veteran quarterbacks, which will make the coming months far more interesting.

Aside from quarterbacks, we could see some big-time movement at some other prime positions. Depending on the franchise, several huge shakeups may unfold. Now, as we look ahead to the 2023 NFL free agency period, let’s try and boldly predict each team’s top free agent signing, starting in Arizona.

Predicting the best free agent the Arizona Cardinals will sign: Marcus Davenport, EDGE

Within a year’s time, the Arizona Cardinals are going to end up losing both Chandler Jones and J.J. Watt. To make matters worse, the Cardinals also lost Hassan Reddick two offseasons ago. They’ve had some premier pass rushers come through Arizona, and now will be in dire need to replace them.

Marcus Davenport isn’t necessarily a premier name, but the 26-year-old still has plenty of room to grow and was drafted to be that type of guy when the Saints took him in the first round almost five years ago. This year, Davenport was nowhere near the guy he was a season ago when he racked up a career-best 9.0 sacks.

But, he’ll still get plenty of attention as a young and (hopefully) up-and-coming pass rusher in this league. The Cardinals need plenty of help up front, and Davenport makes too much sense here. The last thing Arizona can afford to do is go another season toward the bottom of the barrel in total sacks — they averaged 2.0 per game this season.