Familiar faces in new places: A refresher on notable NFL acquisitions at every position ahead of 2023 season

New York Jets

Every NFL offseason, plenty of big names change teams, and 2023 has been no exception, with dozens of starters at every position swapping uniforms via trade or free agency. We’ve already highlighted our favorite moves of the year, identifying the top transitioning talent with our 2023 All-Acquisitions lineup, but now, we’re offering a refresher on even more veterans in new homes.

Specifically, we’re reviewing all of this year’s notable moves at every major position, from quarterback to head coach. Many of the following names will be familiar, and all of them will be playing on new teams in 2023. While our rundown isn’t exhaustive — each position was confined to mostly starters or top backups — it should get you up to speed ahead of the season.

Note: An asterisk (*) denotes a player acquired via trade


Running back

Wide receiver

Tight end

Offensive line

Defensive line

Defensive end/outside linebacker







Sean Payton*


Broncos HC

Frank Reich

Colts HC (fired)

Panthers HC

Shane SteichenEagles OCColts HC

DeMeco Ryans

49ers DC

Texans HC

Bobby Slowik49ers asst.Texans OCVic FangioEagles asst.Dolphins DCEjiro EveroBroncos DCPanthers DCThomas BrownRams asst.Panthers OCBrian FloresSteelers asst.Vikings DCTodd MonkenGeorgia OCRavens OCKellen MooreCowboys OCChargers OCBill O’BrienAlabama OCPatriots OC

Jonathan Gannon

Eagles DC

Cardinals HC

Steve Wilks

Panthers HC

49ers DC

Nathaniel Hackett

Broncos HC (fired)

Jets OC


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