The NFL has been making changes to their protocols since Covid hit in 2020, and it forced them to examine their PUP List, Practice Squad and Injured Reserved designations that they had in place. There are some changes that Hashtag Sports wanted you to take hold of that are being established for the 2022 season.
It seems that the proverbial "can kicked down the road" of the Kirk Cousins contract is finally here and new General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is the one who has to deal with it. Unless the Vikings can somehow rework the deal for Cousins, their off-season plans might be limited. What else do the Vikings need to do to make a splash in the NFL North in 2022?
With a new head coach at the helm, and 11th in cap space heading into the 2022 off-season, the Chicago Bears don't have much financial worries, however not having a 1st Round selection is not an ideal situation for Matt Eberflus. What can the newly appointed coach do to turn the Bears back into the Monsters of the Midway?
What can really be said about the Lions that hasn't been a George Strait song at this point? The Lions continually spin their wheels and are essentially the Cleveland Browns of the NFC. They have the means to acquire talent, however that talent never wants to stick around. What can the Lions do in 2022 to make waves in what could be a wide open NFC North?
Apparently the Green Bay Packers have been using the same calculator as Mickey Loomis down in New Orleans, because even with the salary cap going up in 2022, the Packers find themselves in a precarious position being over 50m OVER the cap. They will have to crush some numbers if they hope to repeat their 13 win season in 2021.
The Pittsburgh Steelers longtime Quarterback Ben Roethelisberger announced his retirement from the league after 18 seasons, forcing longtime Head Coach Mike Tomlin to do something he has never had to do in his 14 seasons in Pittsburgh: Draft a Starting Quarterback. How will the Steelers and Tomlin begin their rebuilding process having made the playoffs in 2021 and be competitive in the years to come?
The Cleveland Browns had such high expectations going into 2021, but with their inconsistent play on the field and the chaos off the field, what can GM Andrew Berry and Head Coach Kevin Stefanski do to keep the Browns from being the 'Mistake on the Lake' once again?
With the unceremonious fall from grace, the Baltimore Ravens finished last in the AFC North in 2021. What will they have to do to return to the AFC Title Conversation once again?
Coming off a magical season that saw the Bengals reach the Super Bowl for the 3rd time, what will Cincinnati have to do in the 2022 Off-Season in order to return to the dance.
While much of the discussion in the aftermath of the Buffalo Bills loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last night in the 2022 Divisional Round is centered around the "overtime rules", that shouldn't take away from the masterpiece that Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes painted for us.