NFL Week 17 is the last in the regular season and half of the teams will be eliminated and some are already out of the playoffs race. It means preparing their roster for next season will start and a lot of players will be traded in the NFL offseason.
Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are already from NFL 2019 playoffs and they are in the process of making new deals with their players. Odell Beckham Jr, Jacoby Brissett and Jameis Winston are the top names in Browns, Colts and Bucs respectively and here are the NFL deals rounded up for them.
Odell Beckham Jr will Not be Traded by Browns
Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t want to be in Cleveland Browns anymore and is already hinting other teams to sign a deal with him. But the problem is that it is not in the hands of Beckham Jr as the Browns got him in a trade and select deal which means they control him for the next few NFL seasons.
“I’m not going anywhere. I’ll be here. We’ll figure this thing out.”
-Odell Beckham Jr. pic.twitter.com/rHC0iJVgLd
— Everything Cleveland (@EverythingCLE_) December 18, 2019
The Browns were one of the worst teams in 2019 NFL season with Freddie Kitchens failing as a coach and arguing with players including the recent sideline clash with Odell Beckham Jr. Even the star quarterback Baker Mayfield is useless in Browns and it is why they won’t trade out Odell who is their only performing player.
Jacoby Brissett will be Replaced by Colts
Jacoby Brissett had to step up in the role of starting quarterback for Indianapolis Colts when Andrew Luck announced his sudden retirement from NFL. While he led Colts to some early victories with a 5-2 record at the start of this season, his performance has constantly declined afterward.
“Why do you want to draft a QB? Jacoby Brissett is good.” pic.twitter.com/KUJ6oR5jCP
— Ben (@Sneaky__Ben) December 17, 2019
Brissett went from 1,590 yards, 14 touchdowns, three interceptions to 1,071 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions and a 1-6 record. The Colts are out of the playoffs race and will be looking at new quarterback options in the NFL offseason. Indianapolis Colts are not confident enough in Jacoby Brissett and it simply means he will be replaced soon.
Jameis Winston to Stay with Buccaneers
Jameis Winston has been amazing in the NFL 2019 season and leads the quarterback ratings with 4,573 passing yards for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs are still not sure whether to use the $27 million franchise tag or the $25 million transition tag on Winston and he is currently an unrestricted free agent.
Jameis Winston plays pro football like it’s a neighborhood game with the homies. Don’t worry about turnovers.. Just keep slingin’ the rock. At some point, one of the homies will make a play. Just make one more play than the other guys..
— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) December 21, 2019
Even though the Buccaneers won four games in a row, a 7-7 record wasn’t enough for the playoffs. But it doesn’t mean that they will let Jameis Winston walk away, the Bucs will most probably tag and retain him for the NFL 2020 season.