NFC North Free Agency Thoughts After Week 1

Posted by Derrick Harper on March 26, 2020 in

The NFC North has always been a division that is rough and tough, but when it comes to betting on the teams, you just never really know. The National Football League is in Week 2 of it’s Free Agency period, and the NFC North has been in the mix on several key free agents. Of course, the league is in a little bit of a cloud, with questions on the upcoming draft, and whether it will take place or not – but the news is coming in free agency. Take a look at our NFC North Free Agency Thoughts and the teams NFL Odds.

NFC North Free Agency Thoughts After Week 1

Chicago Bears –

You cannot talk about the moves the Chicago Bears have made without discussing the acquisition of Nick Foles. Foles is now brought in, and the question is – will Mitchell Trubisky still be on the roster as the backup or will he move on to another team? Barkevious Mingo was signed to a one year deal to help the offensive line, and Robert Quinn, former Ram and Cowboys is now part of the defensive line to replace Leonard Floyd. Chicago comes into the week  tied with the Falcons, Chargers, Raiders and Broncos in terms of odds to win the Super Bowl. Chicago is +4000.

Detroit Lions –

General Manager Bob Qunn has not made a major move, but he did pick up a back-up quarterback. Former Chicago Bears backup Chase Daniel is the new man behind Matthew Stafford. Halapoulivaati Vaitai, an offensive lineman has been the big money man this offseason. He signed a five year deal, with $50M, which came after they cut Rick Wagner. Danny Shelton, former Patriots defensive tackle should be a nice help for the Detroit defense. The Lions are one of the biggest underdogs to win the Super Bowl in the league. eEtroit is ahead of just 6 other teams in the league. Detroit is listed at +6600.

Green Bay Packers –

The Packers lost both Blake Martinez and Bryan Bulaga, who both priced themselves out of coming back. Kyler Fackrell and B.J. Goodson are also gone. Added to the roster for Green Bay has been Christian Kirksey and Rick Wagner. The Packers are close to a deal with former Packers and Colts wide receiver Devin Funchess, which would hopefully give them someone to go opposite of Davante Adams; a nice target for Aaron Rodgers. The Packers are currently listed at +2200 to win the Super Bowl. That’s top in the division, but 7th in the NFC.

Minnesota Vikings –

Minnesota was not supposed to be a huge player in the free agent market. Early on, the Vikings agreed to a deal with their quarterback Kirk Cousins, and also added CJ Ham back to the roster. Sean Mannion is back as the backup quarterback, and Tajae Sharpe has been added as a receiver for Minnesota. Minnesota lost several impact players to the roster, including receiver Stefon Diggs, who was traded to Buffalo. Minnesota is listed at +2500 to win the Super Bowl, which is 11th on the list in the league, and just behind Green Bay.

There is a look at the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions in the first week plus of free agency. Once again, it should be a great race in the conference. Can the Packers once again be the team to beat? We will soon find out!