19 NFL Vets That Will Be Playing For New Teams In 2019

16. S Landon Collins — Green Bay Packers

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Collins is in an unenviable spot entering the offseason. Just two years removed from a First-Team All-Pro selection, Collins enters 2019 as a free agent coming off season-ending surgery. While the Giants would love to retain Collins, it’s unclear how the safety feels about the organization after it failed to ink the lifelong Giant to a long-term deal this past offseason. Feeling jaded, the gifted Collins could be on the move.

The Packers desperately need to upgrade their roster talent. It’s not too often that a player like Collins becomes available at this stage of his career. Collins would be able to plug the empty spot left behind by fellow Alabama standout and Pro Bowl safety HaHa Clinton-Dix.

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15. QB Teddy Bridgewater — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Eyebrows were raised when the New Orleans Saints traded a third-round pick to acquire Bridgewater back in August. With Drew Brees under center (four missed games in 15 seasons), it was unlikely that Bridgewater would ever see much time as the team’s quarterback. However, with multiple teams in search of a new signal caller the Saints could potentially make a killing by shopping their backup QB.

No team has threw for more yards in 2018 than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston, Tampa passers gained 5,358 yards through the air with a gaudy 8.6 average. That being said, Tampa is 5-11, at the bottom of their division, and lead the league in interceptions thrown (26) by a comfortable margin. Bridgewater takes care of the ball, and would be a galvanizing force in a locker room that needs a serious morale boost.

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