Alabama football stars are making moves in the NFL
Every offseason, the NFL sees plenty of players find new homes. Whether they are traded or cut or simply free agents, athletes have the chance to make a name for themselves in new environments. This season, plenty of Alabama football players are heading to new homes.
As of right now, nine former Crimson Tide players are on new teams. Two were traded, and seven signed new contracts with other squads.
Amari Cooper went from the Dallas Cowboys to the Cleveland Browns. He will easily be WR1 in Cleveland as he goes up against some elite defenders in the AFC North. Shortly after, Mack Wilson was traded from Cleveland to the New England Patriots. This will put him in a system similar to the one he saw with Alabama football, so this could be good for his development.
Who are the other seven stars? Anthony Averett went from the Ravens to the Las Vegas Raiders. His former teammate Bradley Bozeman also left the Ravens, but he will be an interior lineman for the Panthers.
Rashaan Evans saw his contract expire with the Tennessee Titans, so he went to join forces with his former coaches in Atlanta. O.J. Howard won a ring with the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, but he will be looking to contribute more for the Buffalo Bills.
Jarran Reed is now in Green Bay after one season with the Kansas City Chiefs. JK Scott will be looking to start at punter for the Los Angeles Chargers. Lastly, Levi Wallace moved to the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he will play with another Alabama football stud in Minkah Fitzpatrick.
There are plenty of other quality players on the market. Landon Collins remains unsigned alongside Ronnie Harrison and Dont’a Hightower. Damion Square should be ready to contribute, and Isaiah Buggs will compete for a roster spot. The biggest name is Julio Jones, and he will likely sign with a title contender after the NFL Draft.
The number of players on new teams will rise, but this is where it stands right now.