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Predicting the results of every NFL team's boldest offseason move

The Chicago Bears traded up to select Mitch Trubisky second overall in the 2017 NFL draft. Will that bold move pay off? Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire

Marshawn Lynch, Wade Phillips and Mitch Trubisky wouldn't appear to have much in common, but all three show up in my predictions for how all 32 teams' boldest and/or riskiest offseason moves will pan out.


Arizona Cardinals

The move: Letting both starting safeties depart in free agency

Prediction: The Cardinals' defense will have a harder time covering for Calais Campbell's departure. Arizona, third in defensive expected points added (EPA) last season, will not finish among the top 10 this season. But with the special teams avoiding a repeat of its 2016 implosion, the Cardinals' win-loss record could improve anyway.