The 2022 NFL league year continues to progress with the start of the offseason workout programs.
The year started when free agency opened on March 16.
Then, the league had its annual meeting on March 27-30 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
Five days later, NFL teams that hired new head coaches in 2022 can start their offseason workouts, as ESPN’s Field Yates noted.
Four teams with new coaches begin their offseason workout programs today: Bears, Dolphins, Giants, Saints.
Amongst their players with large workout bonuses:
– Giants G Mark Glowinski: $300K
– Giants WRs Kenny Golladay & Sterling Shepard: $250K
– Saints WR Michael Thomas: $200K
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 4, 2022
Today, the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, and the New Orleans Saints will start their workouts.
The Bears hired former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus while the Miami Dolphins have former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel.
Meanwhile, the New York Giants will have former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll at the helm.
Daboll joined former Bills colleague Joe Schoen, who took over Dave Gettleman as the team’s general manager.
Finally, the Saints promoted former defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their head coach after Sean Payton took a hiatus.
Unfortunately, Golladay and Shepard have yet to live up to their contracts with the Giants.
Varying Storylines For Chicago, Miami, New York, And New Orleans
The Bears are looking to compete in the NFC North dominated by the Green Bay Packers.
Meanwhile, the Giants hope that quarterback Daniel Jones will make a massive jump under Daboll to compete in the NFC East.
On the other hand, the Saints are banking on a postseason return after missing an opportunity last season.
Allen hopes that Jameis Winston‘s return will help them get a playoff berth.