As the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs prepare for Super Bowl LVII, the 30 teams not playing in the Big Game are preparing for the 2023 season. The league still has one more game to go before the craziness of the NFL offseason begins, especially with free agency less than two months away and the draft less than three months away.
The NFL offseason won't be short of drama either, especially after the free agent frenzy that existed last year. Teams will try to ante up to improve their roster to each the Super Bowl and compete with the Eagles and Chiefs going forward. This free agent season will certainly focus on the quarterbacks, as there may be significant movement among signal callers around the league.
With the offseason just weeks away, these are 10 storylines to keep an eye on going forward:
1. What is Tom Brady's future?
For the third time in the last four offseasons, the NFL world will revolve on Tom Brady and what he decides to do next season. The soon-to-be 46-year old Brady has a few options to consider, including actually retiring and taking the 10-year, $375 million contract with Fox.
Brady did retire last season, but that lasted for 40 days and he decided to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Going back to Tampa Bay appears unlikely for Brady, so there will be a few options available. What about the Las Vegas Raiders, San Francisco 49ers or Miami Dolphins? Are those franchises enough to entice Brady to play another season -- or two?
This offseason will be a crucial one for Brady and the franchises that are a quarterback away from being Super Bowl contenders. Any team that gets Brady will be getting several players with him.
2. Will Aaron Rodgers finally move on from the Packers?
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have been playing the dancing game for the last two offseasons, which has led to Rodgers being the highest-paid quarterback in the league and the Packers trading away his best pass catcher in Davante Adams. With the Packers having Jordan Love entering the final year of his rookie deal, will Green Bay and Rodgers finally decide to part ways?
The New York Jets hired Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator in an attempt to lure Rodgers and the Las Vegas Raiders do have Adams in case Rodgers wants to reunite with him. There will certainly be a bidding war for Rodgers on the trade market, especially since he has two years remaining on that three-year, $150 million deal.
3. Will the Ravens ink a long-term deal with Lamar Jackson?
Lamar Jackson's future with the Ravens is as uncertain as they come, especially as both sides were unable to come to a long-team deal prior to the quarterback's self-imposed deadline before the season. The Ravens can certainly franchise Jackson this offseason and try to work out a long-term deal, but does Jackson even want to be in Baltimore at this point?
The Ravens certainly didn't help Jackson out in providing him with pass catchers this season, going with Jackson's strengths with a run-first offense for his entire Ravens tenure. Baltimore moved on from longtime offensive coordinator Greg Roman as a result and will seek Jackson's input on finding a new offensive coordinator.