Ranking the 4 best NFL Free-Agent Wide receivers 2022
With the Lions winless in the first quarter of the season (0-4), it’s already time to start looking into the offseason and what GM Brad Holmes will do to improve the squad’s exhausted roster. .
One of the greatest needs of the team is the wide receiver. So it would make sense for the organization to target a top receiving option during the offseason.
If Holmes & Co. decides to meet the need through the 2022 free agent market, here are the top four options.
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson
Robinson didn’t have the best start to his 2021 campaign, but there’s also reason to say he wasn’t helped by the Bears’ generally lackluster quarterback play (led by veteran Andy Dalton) .
It’s also just four games for the Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary’s high school product in ’21, and remember, he’s just won two straight campaigns of over 95 catches and over 1. 100 yards, including a 102-catch, 1,250-yard campaign in 2020.
The 28-year-old would also instantly be Detroit’s top receiver.
So if Robinson came home to play for the Lions, it would not only be a big win for the organization from a PR standpoint, but it would also immediately improve the team’s receiving group.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see “A-Rob” take on Honolulu Blue in 2022.
LA Chargers WR Mike Williams
The 27-year-old is off to a good start in his fifth season as a pro.
He produced the 14th most receiving yards (306) and is tied for the second most touchdowns (four) in the first four games of the season.
The Clemson product is also currently averaging an impressive 76.5 yards per game and already has over 100 yards under his belt in 2021 (seven receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs).
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The large wide one – which measures 6 feet 4 inches and 218 pounds – would be a nice acquisition for the Lions this offseason.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin
Godwin has been a # 1 caliber receiver for some time now.
The Penn State product has recorded at least 840 receiving yards and seven touchdowns each season since 2018.
He fully emerged on the scene during the 2019 campaign, when he posted a career-high 86 balls for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns.
If Godwin and the Buccaneers decide to go their separate ways during the offseason, he should be a target as a Lions stand-alone agent.
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams
The 2021 season could be “The Final Dance” for Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.
And if so, the 28-year-old should be at the top of the Lions wide receiver wishlist.
Adams, a 2014 Packers second-round pick, has averaged at least 83.1 receiving yards per game since the start of the 2018 campaign.
In addition, he had 18 receiving touchdowns, a career-high and a league-high, a year ago.
For me, the Four-Time Pro Bowler and Single All-Pro is the best receiving option in the free agent market in 2022.