The 2022 NFL offseason continues to wind down as teams begin to prepare their final rosters. While most of the top free agents have already been signed, there are still plenty of talented players on the market who could contribute this season.
There are many reasons why teams haven't signed these free agents yet. The most reasonable explanations range from the fact that teams simply don't have the need, to underlying factors like health that make players less valuable than they might seem.
On that note, here are three of the best free agents who are still available ahead of the 2022 NFL season.
#3 Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski is yet to officially announce whether he plans to retire or return for the 2022 NFL season. While he has spent the last two seasons with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he is currently a free agent.
Most assume that if Gronkowski were to continue playing, it would likely be for the Buccaneers, but he is free to sign wherever he wants. He ranks in the top five in NFL history for receiving yards and touchdowns among tight ends, while also being an excellent blocker.
#2 Duane Brown
Duane Brown has been one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL during his 14-year career, split between the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times and as an All-Pro left tackle three times.
Left tackle is always a premium position, making elite options like Brown extremely valuable. While he will be 37 years old when the 2022 season begins, he appears to have plenty left in the tank.
Brown played in all 17 games during the 2021 season and was selected to the Pro Bowl.
#1 Odell Beckham Jr.
In eight regular-season games and four postseason games, Beckham totalled 48 receptions, 593 receiving yards, and a massive seven touchdowns, including one during their Super Bowl victory against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Beckham clearly proved during the 2021 season that he's more than capable of helping a contending team make a run at a championship. Given that he will fully recover from his ACL injury, there should be plenty of teams interested in signing him.