Sebastian Joseph-Day Landing Spots: Ravens, Bills, and Chiefs all potential options

    What landing spots might Sebastian Joseph-Day have in the 2022 offseason? His performance in the Super Bowl could move the needle.

    With Sebastian Joseph-Day returning for Super Bowl 56, can he put up a performance that will make him a high-priority free agent this offseason? Let’s take a look at Joseph-Day’s career so far and his potential landing spots as a 2022 free agent this offseason.

    Sebastian Joseph-Day’s landing spots

    Heading into the 2021-22 NFL season, Joseph-Day had had an underwhelming career. Despite starting 31 games across two seasons, he had played just over 40% of the snaps. With those opportunities, he had produced just 99 combined tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 9 QB hits, and 3 sacks. Those numbers were far from lighting the league up and making him a player that teams would target heavily.

    However, things improved significantly in the early part of the 2021 season. Through the first seven games, Joseph-Day played 69% of the snaps and already had 3 sacks, 5 QB hits, and 38 combined tackles. At that point, he was on pace for 7 sacks, 12 QB hits, and 92 combined tackles.

    Unfortunately, Joseph-Day required surgery on a torn pectoral that kept him out until Super Bowl 56. That now leaves question marks for how teams will value him this offseason. The promise is certainly there, but given it is just seven games of top-end production, it will be hard for a team to pay for. We could see Joseph-Day head somewhere on a one-year contract to try and earn himself a big-money payday the following offseason.

    Let’s take a look at the potential landing spots for Joseph-Day this offseason.

    A return to the Los Angeles Rams makes a lot of sense for Joseph-Day

    If a substantial offer does not materialize for Joseph-Day, returning to the Rams would be a smart decision. Playing alongside Aaron Donald will open a lot up for Joseph-Day to have success. If he can have similar success over a longer period of the 2022 season to what we saw over the first seven games in 2021, he could be a popular free agent at the defensive tackle position next season.

    The reason this may not happen would be because the Rams have a decent amount of talent on the interior of their defensive line already. A’Shawn Robinson and Bobby Brown are players with a ton of potential. Nevertheless, if the price is right, having an extra interior option is always a good idea for a Super Bowl-aspiring team.

    The Buffalo Bills could look for another option in their rotation

    The Bills have some questions to answer when it comes to the DT position. Harrison Phillips and Vernon Butler are both free agents this offseason, and Star Lotulelei could move on as well. Joseph-Day would be an ideal option next to Ed Oliver if the Bills decide not to retain any of them.

    There would be an adjustment period with Joseph-Day having played in a 3-4 front so far in his career. Still, he’s talented enough to potentially make that adjustment, while also giving the Bills a chance to have some flexibility with their fronts.

    Could Joseph-Day be a possible option for the Baltimore Ravens?

    If Joseph-Day does leave Los Angeles, this feels like the perfect option. He would slot into an intriguing Ravens front that is set to lose some big pieces this offseason. The departures of Calais Campbell and Brandon Williams leave the Ravens with several questions to answer. Joseph-Day could be the perfect scheme fit solution on a relatively manageable contract.

    The Chiefs could be looking for an impact player in free agency

    The Chiefs will have a handful of free agents along their defensive line this offseason. Defensive tackles Jarran Reed and Derrick Nnadi are both set to be among that group, leaving the Chiefs looking for impact players on the inside. Other than Chris Jones, there is not a wealth of talent in that rotation, and Joseph-Day could be an impact player.

    There would be the question of scheme fit, but if the cost is on the lower side, that is less of an issue. The Chiefs can also offer Joseph-Day a shot at going back to the Super Bowl with them already penciled in as one of the favorites for 2022.

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