The 2022 NFL season has been filled with blockbuster moves.
However, there are plenty that have fallen under the radar that are worth mentioning and fans need to keep an eye out for in the upcoming season.
Three of these underrated moves are listed below in ascending order.
3. JuJu Smith-Schuster, wide receiver
The Kansas City Chiefs baffled many when they traded superstar wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins in the 2022 offseason.
Hill leaves huge shoes to fill and Patrick Mahomes needs a steady, fast target he can trust.
Enter JuJu Smith-Schuster, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers; he is the next man.
JuJu Smith Schuster 76-yard TD from Mason Rudolph pic.twitter.com/Q6wmP0PXVm
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 22, 2019
Smith-Schuster only played five games in 2021 for the Steelers before walking out with an injury that resulted in season-ending shoulder surgery.
He is eager to relaunch his career, especially on a big stage like Arrowhead Stadium.
2017 was his only season with over 1,000 receiving yards (1,426 to be exact).
Hill has received over 1,200 yards in 2020 and 2021, so Smith-Schuster needs to quickly accelerate the learning curve for this new offense.
Tracking the Cheetah is a tall order, and if Smith-Schuster can pull it off, things will be very interesting in Kansas City in 2022.
2. Morgan Moses, offensive tackle
Few people pay close attention to lineman shift changes.
However, an experienced and regular contributor did so during the 2022 offseason.
Morgan Moses is moving from the New York Jets to the Baltimore Ravens for the 2022 season.
He only played for the Jets for one season; his career began in Washington where he played for seven seasons.
Moses is an eight-year veteran who is both tough and efficient.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 16, 2022
He credits yoga and good nutrition for keeping him healthy enough to play every regular season game since 2015.
Moses has taken more than 90% of the offensive snaps in those seasons.
He has committed just 54 penalties in 121 career games.
After years of protecting numerous quarterbacks in Washington and New York, Moses is very eager to have the stability and consistency of Lamar Jackson under center.
AFC North competitors should take note; the Ravens offensive line just got tougher.
1. Sebastian Joseph-Day, defensive tackle
Imagine going from one Los Angeles football team to another?
This is exactly what Sebastian Joseph-Day does.
Joseph-Day remains at home in a big way, including the same home stadium.
He jumps from the Super Bowl champion Rams to the Los Angeles Chargers where he reunites with his former Rams defensive coordinator who is now Chargers head coach Brandon Staley.
That meeting is exactly what drew Joseph-Day to the Chargers.
After signing with the Chargers, he said:
“What brought me to the Chargers, obviously, was my awesome relationship with Coach Staley. His philosophy, his mindset of the game… The relationship we’ve built – the fact that he cares about who you are as a person, not just as a player, makes you want to roll for this guy. You don’t just want to play your best for yourself, but for a guy like him.
A big problem with the Chargers in 2021 was their defense, and a healthy Joseph-Day with fellow former Staley player Khalil Mack can help with that.
First Mack, now Sebastian Joseph-Day… Staley is clearly bringing his guys in….
If that means no Davis at #17 (sad!)….LB? RT?
—Mina Kimes (@minakimes) March 15, 2022
Joseph-Day got off to a great start in 2021, but only played in seven regular-season games last season because he was dealing with a torn pectoral muscle that required surgery.
These three players will be fun to watch with their new teams when September rolls around.