3 Pro Bowlers Most Likely to be Moved Before the 2021 NFL Season

Max Staley
Matthew Judon could be on a new team before the 2021 season.
Matthew Judon could be on a new team before the 2021 season. / Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

The future of the NFL is as uncertain as it ever has been. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there's a real chance that the league's salary cap drops a significant amount in 2021. That could force teams to make some tough decisions.

With that in mind, let's take a look at three Pro Bowlers that could end up on a new team before the 2021 campaign kicks off.

1. Matthew Judon

Matthew Judon could be on the move before 2021.
Matthew Judon could be on the move before 2021. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Matthew Judon earned his first Pro-Bowl nomination in his first season as a full-time starter for the Baltimore Ravens. The 2019 campaign saw him amass 9.5 sacks, 33 QB hits and 14 tackles for loss while coming off the edge in one of the NFL's best defenses. However, he couldn't reach a long-term extension and was franchised tagged by the organization. He was qualified as a linebacker rather than an edge rusher, though. That distinction cost him quite a bit of money, and Judon could be hitting the open market in search of a bigger payday next offseason.

2. Jamal Adams

Jamal Adams could be on the move soon.
Jamal Adams could be on the move soon. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Arguably the most obvious selection on this list, Jamal Adams has publicly demanded a trade this offseason. There should be plenty of interest in the 24-year-old, as he was the league's fourth-best safety last season, according to Pro Football Focus. A potential move might not happen any time soon, but Adams is far from a lock to be on the roster beyond this season.

3. Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook could be on the move.
Dalvin Cook could be on the move. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Like Adams, Dalvin Cook is another fairly logical option here. He's reportedly going to hold out of training camp until he reaches a long-term extension with the Minnesota Vikings. But due to their less-than stellar cap situation, that may not happen any time soon. If the two can't come to an agreement, perhaps Minnesota deems a trade the best course of action, as the Vikings should get a solid return for the 2019 Pro Bowler.

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