The 2022 NFL free agency market has seen some wild moves.
Some shocking activity has occurred in the free agency market.
Players like Odell Beckham Jr. still in the market are mind blowing.
Von Miller’s decision to go to the Bills was a twist in free agency.
With many teams filling their gaps in free agency, some players picked the wrong team.
While there are still plenty of free agents out there, here are the top three players who picked the wrong team.
3. Xavier Woods signs with the Carolina Panthers
Woods played last season with the Minnesota Vikings after spending four seasons in Dallas.
He’s a solid player in the secondary for any team.
Xavier Woods with the punching stick 🕹 pic.twitter.com/sBAzNYwmwT
— Michael Rimmer (@AVL_Mike) March 14, 2022
With playoff teams like the New England Patriots and his former team the Dallas Cowboys needing safety, Woods’ move to Carolina looks bad for him.
At the very least, he could have signed with the Cowboys.
They needed him in his old position.
Even though they gave him up, he had the Patriots.
Head coach Bill Belichick always has a strong defense every year.
Adding Woods would keep his defense strong for 2022.
Signing with the Patriots would also give Woods a team that regularly makes the playoffs.
Instead, he picked the Panthers, who are in a tough NFC South division.
They also missed the playoffs last season and struggled to find the right person at quarterback.
2. Equanimeous St. Brown signing with the Bears
When Brown was with the Packers, he wasn’t used often.
It is therefore logical that he goes to a team that would use him more.
However, with Davante Adams out of Green Bay, Brown could have seen more playing time in Green Bay.
Staying there would have given Brown an experienced quarterback to work with in Aaron Rodgers.
But now he has second-year quarterback Justin Fields to work with on the field.
The playing time could have been the fact here in his decision.
But in hindsight, he made the wrong choice not to go after the Packers.
The Bills and Titans could have used his services had he not been able to go with the Packers.
Both teams were playoff teams last year.
1. Christian Kirk signs with the Jacksonville Jaguars
Another wide receiver who signed with a non-playoff team is Christian Kirk.
Christian Kirk received more than 20 yards from deep last season
💥 12 captures (7th plus)
💥 399 yards (9th)
Trevor Lawrence has a new WR1 👀 pic.twitter.com/BjFmxdvivI
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) March 19, 2022
He was with the Arizona Cardinals last season, a team that was in the playoffs.
With the options for Kirk in the NFL, going with the Jaguars seems like a bad move.
They have another new coach for the season.
While they build around Trevor Lawrence, the rebuild won’t happen for a few more seasons.
Teams like the Bills, Titans, Patriots and 49ers could have used a player like Kirk.
These teams are also playoff teams.
Kirk would have had a better chance of making the playoffs, or maybe the Super Bowl with one of those teams.
However, he decided to go with the Jaguars, who are clearly in a rebuilding phase.