For some gamers, it is a no-brainer they want a change of surroundings for subsequent season. (We’re taking a look at you, “Hollywood” Brown and Michael Thomas.) For others, the explanations are extra difficult. As decided by Yardbarker NFL writers, right here is one participant on every NFC crew who wants a brand new NFL dwelling.
DALLAS COWBOYS | Large receiver Jalen Tolbert: Tolbert was thought of top-of-the-line big-play threats in faculty soccer when the Cowboys took him within the third spherical of the 2022 NFL Draft. With simply 17 catches for 200 yards in 2023, nonetheless, it’s apparent the previous South Alabama star and Solar Belt Participant of the 12 months is not a excessive precedence.
NEW YORK GIANTS | Large receiver Jalin Hyatt: The rookie from Tennessee will not get many catches with the three-headed monster of Daniel Jones, Tyrod Taylor and Tommy DeVito at quarterback. Hyatt, who has solely 17 receptions for 330 yards (third on crew), might by no means attain his potential within the NFL’s worst passing offense.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES | Operating again D’Andre Swift: His 783 yards speeding are fourth most amongst NFL working backs, however because of Jalen “Mr. Brotherly Shove” Hurts (12 speeding TDs), he has solely 4 speeding touchdowns. His choice could seem a stretch, however for Swift to get ultimately zone extra, he’d want a change of surroundings.
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS | Operating again Antonio Gibson: What occurred to the working again who led the crew in speeding with 1,037 yards and tallied 10 touchdowns in 2021? With Brian Robinson Jr. nursing a hamstring damage for Week 14, the soon-to-be free agent (193 speeding yards in 2023) has a golden alternative to point out 31 different groups what he can do. — Bruce Ewing
ARIZONA CARDINALS | Large receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown: Averaging simply 10.9 yards per catch in 25 video games with the Cardinals, Brown has not lived as much as the hype after his acquisition from Baltimore for a first-round decide (No. 23 general) in 2022. He’s a free agent after this season and will go to a crew that may maximize his skills.
LOS ANGELES RAMS | Large receiver Cooper Kupp: Accidents and age have slowed the 30-year-old to the purpose the place the Rams don’t get their cash’s price ($17,360,000 in 2023, per Spotrac). Plus, Kupp no is longer Matthew Stafford’s go-to receiver for the reason that emergence of rookie star Puka Nacua.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS | Operating again Elijah Mitchell: He flashed big-play potential in his first two seasons with the 49ers, averaging greater than 4.7 yards per carry general. However he’s by no means going to get sufficient touches in an offense with talent gamers Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS | Security Jamal Adams: It is a scenario the place the crew and the participant want a recent begin. Seattle paid two first-round picks to amass Adams from the New York Jets, however his tenure with the Seahawks has been marred by accidents and inconsistent play. — Adam Gretz
CHICAGO BEARS | Large receiver Darnell Mooney: Two seasons faraway from a breakout marketing campaign in 2021 (81 catches, 1,055 yards, 4 TD catches), the 26-year-old has develop into an afterthought within the offense, recording solely 65 catches for 844 yards and two touchdowns for the reason that begin of 2022 (24 video games). Amongst receivers, he’s a distant third within the pecking order behind WR D.J. Moore and TE Cole Kmet.
DETROIT LIONS | Edge-rusher Julian Okwara: The 2020 third-round decide has solely 78 defensive snaps this season regardless of rating fourth on the Lions in sacks (two) and eighth in pressures (10). The grass is not all the time greener some place else, however after being lively in simply six video games heading into Week 14, a recent begin could also be Okwara’s solely shot at important enjoying time.
GREEN BAY PACKERS | Security Darnell Savage: After poor play in protection led to his benching a season in the past, Savage hasn’t improved in that space — he is graded 57th amongst NFL safeties, per Pro Football Focus. Savage’s play with the Packers has been inconsistent at finest, so a unique scheme with one other crew could be higher for the 2019 first-round decide.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS | Operating again Alexander Mattison: Given the reins because the No. 1 again this season, Mattison has floundered, registering solely 594 yards (on 158 makes an attempt) and no touchdowns by means of 12 video games. He stands close to the underside amongst NFL rushers in yards per carry (3.8) and yards per sport (49.5), so the third-round decide might not be the lead again for lengthy. — Mike Santa Barbara
ATLANTA FALCONS | Tight finish Kyle Pitts: The Falcons don’t use Pitts (41 catches, 492 yards) like a participant they drafted fourth general. It’s time to free him from head coach Arthur Smith and permit him to thrive on a crew that is aware of the right way to use him.
CAROLINA PANTHERS | Defensive finish Brian Burns: Frustration boiled over for Burns in Week 13, when the gifted defensive finish (six sacks, 12 tackles for loss) was ejected for throwing a punch at rookie Bucs offensive lineman Cody Mauch. So far as Carolina (1-11) is from contending, he’d be higher off elsewhere or else the punches might begin flying extra typically.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS | Large receiver Michael Thomas: The eight-year veteran (39 catches, 448 yards) ought to spend what’s left of his profession hitching his trip to a Tremendous Bowl contender, not posting on X (previously Twitter) after each Derek Carr incompletion. This union has run its course.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS | Operating again Rachaad White: The second-year again is coming off his finest two-game stretch as a professional with 35 carries, 184 yards and a landing in Weeks 12 and 13 regardless of Tampa’s offensive line rating final in ESPN’s run-block win rate metric. Think about what he might do if he had assist. — Eric Smithling