While several talented free agents are still available this offseason, one of the more notable ones is former New Orleans Saints linebacker, Kwon Alexander.
Alexander split the 2020 NFL Season between the San Francisco 49ers and Saints. In 12 games, he recorded 57 combined tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 4 passes defended and a sack. Unfortunately, Alexander's season came to an end when he tore his Achilles in Week 16. The Saints later released him on March 16.
While some teams may be unsure about the former Pro-Bowler's durability after his Achilles injury, he'd be a helpful contributor to any team's defense if he's able to fully recover.
With that being said, here are the three most likely destinations for Kwon Alexander.
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3. Denver Broncos
While finding a quarterback is something that the Denver Broncos need this offseason, they also need to add depth on their defensive front. Alexander would help them address this issue. His versatility could be a huge asset for the Broncos. Alexander also shouldn't be that expensive of a contract coming off his injury, so the Broncos wouldn't need to break the bank either.
2. New England Patriots
At the start of free agency, the New England Patriots essentially said that they're ready to be a contender as soon as the 2021 NFL season. They've had a busy offseason to date, but they could also add Alexander to that list. The team is already bringing back Kyle Van Noy after a brief stint in Miami, but Alexander would provide them with extra insurance. Plus, if anyone can get his career back on track, it's Bill Belichick and his staff.
1. Philadelphia Eagles
After a disappointing 2020 NFL Season, the Philadelphia Eagles are looking to get things back on track in 2021. They've started that by upgrading their defense, but the linebacker position is an area they could use more depth at. As mentioned before, Alexander should be pretty affordable coming off of his injury. Signing him to a one-year deal would be a low-risk, high-reward situation for the Eagles. If he's bad or can't play, it's just a one-year contract. However, he's only 26 years old, so if Alexander bounces back, the Eagles walk away as winners and could look to bring him back beyond 2021.
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