10 bold NFL predictions for 2022 season: Russell Wilson wins MVP, Aaron Rodgers calls it a career and extra - CBS activities

Who does not love fearless predictions? certainly within the dog days of may additionally, with the draft now per week ago and actual soccer still months away? The prime free agents are already signed. now we have considered more blockbuster offers than any individual may have anticipated. Rosters are well taking shape. we will start to believe we recognize things in regards to the 2022 season, correct?

definitely, extra guidance might be attainable next week when the schedules are printed. It tends to be a major factor, because it's no longer simply who you play, however in case you play them. however for these applications I do not believe it will sway a whole lot. There are some issues i'm starting to believe – or speak myself into – and some hunches i am willing to play, and what enhanced time than now to share them (and open myself up for ridicule and derision I the manner!).

So after much deliberation and consternation, i am willing to place these 10 daring predictions into the universe. believe free to throw them back at me:

i am group Russ. all the time have been. always should be. Dudes like this don't get dealt in their major. And make no mistake, he's nonetheless very lots in his top. here's the finest forged he has had round him in a very long time. here's a teach who is going to be the contrary of Pete Carroll and may be skewing everything feasible in prefer of the passing video game. or not it's go time. they've pace. they've big pursuits. they're going to have a scheme that has labored wonderfully well in eco-friendly Bay and with the L.A. Rams, among others. I see Denver as being a really true component in a loaded AFC, and Russ goes to get his cookies.

2. David Ojabo could have a monster season … in 2023

i really like the Ravens' option of the Michigan flow rusher in round 2 as a great deal as any decide upon during this draft. he's a desirable 10 ability and he has herbal move rush instincts and strikes and a ceiling as excessive as any flow rusher in this draft, together with the proper two picks. He may be an immediate fit in Baltimore's evolving scheme below new coordinator Mike Macdonald. he is going to be the primary impact flow rusher the Ravens have developed and cultivated considering that Terrell Suggs. however it ain't gonna be this yr. at the least I figure it won't be. After his horrible pre-draft injury, and given the Ravens' big injury woes in contemporary years and dissimilar issues with avid gamers coming back from surgery, a redshirt 12 months and a monster season a 12 months from now makes sense to me.

three. Aaron Rodgers will retire after the season

green Bay won't be the identical this season. He continues dropping more and more of his guys. Davante Adams is long past and his offensive line might possibly be standing to look lots distinct in 2023. yes, strolling away from an extra $60M certain in 2023 sounds loopy to most of us. however I assume some precise regression from this group and they'll be in decline and this cat does his personal factor and revels in it. wouldn't it actually be out of personality to place the Packers via all this drama the remaining two offseasons just to grasp it up in the core of a new extension? And would not or not it's much more quintessential Rodgers if he did it after …

a person will get determined. This youngster goes to want to play. He should get a chance to play. Sitting three years is ridiculous and someone goes to need a QB at some aspect because of harm, in spite of the fact that Jimmy Garoppolo and Baker Mayfield are dealt.

5. Lamar Jackson may be on a franchise tag by this time subsequent yr

An extension has proven to be elusive and the QB market is going to preserve changing dramatically as soon as Wilson receives his new deal (and possibly Kyler Murray, too). Jackson might be k with enjoying things out until the Ravens drastically alter the scope of what they are willing to do. Neither side will press the situation in the short term. A tag will seem to be inevitable. And once it comes it will most effective pressure the rate up extra and may handiest additional complicate the means to get anything carried out lengthy-term until somebody blinks.

6. Deshaun Watson will play fewer than eight video games

nobody is aware of precisely what the NFL will make a decision here. but I can't imagine any decision coming until appropriate earlier than the season and that i do not consider the NFL might be worried about looking too stringent. They seemed perfectly quality with Watson within the shadows all of closing season and may not be worried about it this year, either, mainly after how the Browns remodeled the QB's contract to reduce the monetary hit of a suspension. superior to look like taking these allegations very severely than now not critically sufficient, he got a full salary not to play final year and might not lose a whole lot no count number how longer he is suspended this yr. therefore the best strategy to sign intent is with the size of the penalty. I are expecting it to be considerable.

7. Browns will devour $12M of Baker Mayfield's contract

They have no real alternative if they wish to get anything for him. this could best get extra messy and more grotesque the longer it goes. They have to chunk the bullet and they're going to eventually chew the bullet. Have completed it before and should do it once more and here's a case of addition via subtraction. they'll have ample drama with Watson. can't have it from the No. three QB, too.

eight. The Lions are not a last location group

Low bar to clear but they're at last able to clear it. i really like their draft, as is well documented at this element. I hated the Bears draft and, smartly, really their complete offseason. Justin Fields is gonna get clobbered. Detroit is really going to get more suitable. they'll play a susceptible agenda. they are poised to make positive factors.

9. The Eagles could be in the NFC title game

I  became big on them a year in the past and telling you guys in October that they will surprise people. They made the playoffs. they are ascending and have had an excellent offseason. The relaxation of the convention is largely in regression. I believe Jalen Hurts has some 'it' ingredient to him. they'll have extra bite on defense and may play retain-away on offense.

10. The Patriots are in hindrance

Mac Jones losing Josh McDaniels (and now having a mystery coordinator) and this franchise including subsequent to nothing a yr after spending big won't fare smartly. A front seven that fell aside down the stretch a yr in the past would not look an awful lot enhanced to me. The Dolphins and Jets may not be convenient to stroll in all places subsequent season. A sophomore stoop or two can be damning. I have my reservations.

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