NFL Teams Most Likely to Land Corey Linsley in the 2021 OffseasonI'd say half the league is in dire need of a quality Center. What looked like a safe lock. Now suddenly changed in a hurry. The Pouncey Bros. retire, and now a bidding war for Linsley begins. This will not be easy to out bid desperate teams wanting a need. Here are 10 team in the radar of what he could lean on.
This off-season is going to tell us if the Packers can do a good or bad job the next 2 months in what looks like a possible last stand season. If you are keeping Rodgers you have to at very least keep his center. We saw what happened without that line when it fell apart. You had to cut Wagner for a reason to get major cap space. I would hope it would be for keeping Linsley knowing what awaits them of major high expectations.
Now the top 3 realistically are very much primed into taking a big name Center. Seeing the Chargers would spend possibly on a left tackle. Would they get just enough for Linsley? He be a big help at the center piece, but he might slip away from them.
If am Pittsburgh you have to be very worried about how your team looks at this moment. They could be falling back the other direction. Left Tackle likely isn't coming back, Center retires, the rest of that line (Aside from a very much aging DeCastro) this line could be bottom 5 bad. Steelers aren't known to get big players in free agency, but you may have to really consider the fact you just very well need to find a pulse out there. This would be that move to look at.
Baltimore very good in the running game, and they have done well blocking in the passing game as well. They never seem to get themselves a solid center though. You may want to change that direction especially with your right tackle dilemma.
Again Cincinnati was terrible up front blocking. This explains the injuries to Mixon, and Burrow combined. The team struggled to keep up with most teams. This is without a doubt the biggest glaring problem that must be patched up wide in the gaping middle of that line.
Ted Karras is serviceable at best, but you could do more if you wanted to. Still, if Tua is still there after all that's said and done. Have faith with a built line he can transition after a mixed rookie season.
Things could give on two sides of the aisle. Seattle could be trying to give one last go, or they might be rebuilding if they do the unthinkable. Let's stay the course, and actually try to give Russ a line. You seen what he can do with his weapons. No excuses to ignore the clear problem your whole team unitifyingly agrees with.
Jason Kelce could very well retire seeing he only came out as if it was their last stand turned out to be worse than imaginable. Eagles will need a Center in place. You cannot have Jalen Hurts be Lamar Jackson run all over the place. You need to pass as well.
Not the most desirable fit, but with a new coach in place. Let him have a say on how to build a team right in the trench. They tried going cheap for a center, but it didn't work. Not that the Jets would go after the biggest one out there, but this is a team that must retool around Becton.
Giants do not have a center clearly. If I had to rank every center in the league. I'm sure the Giants starting center would rank last thanks to not trying an effort of getting one serviceable placement. No matter the QB, when you have a nose tackle bull rush you in a second that's bad news written all over you. Probably won't get the big one, but they should try their best to seek one somehow, someway.