25 Football Memes You Can’t Miss This Offseason

25 Football Memes You Can’t Miss This Offseason

Every single time something big happens in the football community, millions of people take to social media to bask in the frenzy of football memes bound to come their way. And every single time they do it, they’re never disappointed and it’s always a good time – we all know the feeling!

Football memes allow fans to express their opinions, thoughts, feelings, and emotions in unique ways that only this generation could understand. These memes draw inspiration from everything and there’s no limit to how far they might go, so don’t be surprised when they start flowing in. 

I mean, can you imagine a world without football memes? It wouldn’t be the same and social media would be dull. Not just that, but you have to consider the effect memes have on people – it makes them happy, it makes them laugh, and most importantly it brings people together. 

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The Best Football Memes This Offseason

25 Football Memes You Can’t Miss This Offseason
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If you’re like most NFL fans and love some good football memes, then this offseason has been one for the books. In what has been dubbed the ‘most wild offseason of all-time,’ teams are going to look a lot different when they suit up for this year’s training camp and beyond. 

We’ve seen some massive signings in free agency, some big-time trades with some superstar talents, some retirements, some un-retirements, some legal troubles – we’ve really seen it all. And what’s most exciting is we haven’t even seen the end of it. There’s still so much more to go!

We’ve still got the NFL Draft, training camp, and preseason before we make our way to the regular season. The football memes are going to continue rolling in and they’re likely to never stop. So, gear up for more laughs, smiles, and giggles because we all deserve a little fun!

25. I Thought This Was My Chance

The Green Bay Packers drafted Jordan Love with the 26th overall draft pick in 2020. There was a lot of talk about Rodgers possibly leaving town last offseason, at which point Love would likely take over. That never happened. The same talk occurred this offseason and many thought Love might finally take over. Then Aaron Rodgers signed a massive contract to stay with the team. 

24. We Lost Who?!

Speaking of the Green Bay Packers, they made a blockbuster trade just one day after the trading period began. On March 17th, they sent superstar wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for the No. 22 and No. 53 picks in this year’s draft. You can likely imagine the face Aaron Rodgers was making when he found out he just lost his No. 1 receiver. 

23. Why? Why? Why?

On February 1st, Tom Brady sent the NFL community into a whirlwind when he announced his retirement from the league. Coaches around the league rejoiced because they wouldn’t have to face him anymore and Buffalo Bills’ fans got something they’ve wanted for the past 22 years. On March 13th, Brady sent the NFL community into yet another whirlwind when he un-retired.

22. Does He Belong? 

When the Cleveland Browns traded for Deshaun Watson, it meant he was coming to a division that already had Joe Burrow and Lamar Jackson, two of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL. And then there’s the Pittsburgh Steelers, who said goodbye to Ben Roethlisberger this offseason and welcome in, that’s right, Mitchell Trubisky. Yeah, he’ll fit right in, I’m sure. 

21. Did You Hear About the Cowboys’ Signing?

The number of signings and trades that have been made this offseason has been remarkable. It seems like every team in the league has gotten better, which will definitely bode well for what the 2022-23 season has in store. Of course, there is the Dallas Cowboys, who have been quiet, to say the least. It’s almost like they enjoy either missing the playoffs or losing in the first round. 

20. Who Let Russell Cook?

The Denver Broncos were one of the teams that went from afterthought to contender overnight when they traded for potential future Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson. Unfortunately, the Broncos’ Mile High Stadium caught on fire just one week after the trade was announced. They knew they shouldn’t have let Wilson cook, but they let him do it anyway. What a shame. 

19. Tom Brady’s Children Want Daddy Time

When Tom Brady retired on February 1st, he noted that a large reason why was so he can spend more time with his children. The football season is a grueling 18 weeks, not counting the playoffs (which Brady basically lives in), meaning there’s not a lot of time for family. Not even two months after retiring, apparently time with his kids was too much to handle for the QB. 

18. No, Big Ben, We’re Fine

Speaking of old quarterbacks coming back to play another year, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Pittsburgh Steelers sent a text message or voicemail to Ben Roethlisberger letting him know they’re not interested in his return. Even if he was thinking of coming back, I think the Steelers are fine with what they have – even though what they have is Mitchell Trubisky

17. That Doesn’t Make Much Sense

The NFL has long been criticized for its inconsistency when handing out suspensions. In fact, it came to light once again this offseason when they suspended Calvin Ridley for at least the entire 2022-23 season for betting on games last year. This is a league that suspended Ray Rice two games and Kareem Hunt eight games for beating up women – because that makes sense. 

16. Bye, Bye Matt Ryan!

One of the other huge blockbuster trades this offseason was the Atlanta Falcons trading longtime quarterback Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts for a third round draft pick. Like most teams do, the Falcons posted a ‘thank you’ tribute video to Ryan for all of his years in Atlanta – which totaled 14 years. That video wasn’t even as long as their tribute to Drew Brees when he retired – Brees never played in Atlanta. 

15. That’s a Nasty Pass Rush

When Jimmy Butler led his Miami Heat to the NBA Finals in 2020, he was asked to carry the load and it led to this moment pictured in the meme. He was visibly exhausted – spent. Well, that’s exactly how opposing quarterbacks are going to feel after four quarters (60 minutes) of running away from a pass rush that includes Khalil Mack and Joey Bosa of the LA Chargers. 

14. Deshaun Gets What He’s Destined For

For the past 12 months, the world has been waiting for the decisions on the future of Deshaun Watson. He has had 22 women accuse him of sexual misconduct and while he hasn’t been charged with anything, many people believe he should be sent to jail. That’s up to the courts to decide, but it appears the NFL will have him wearing orange this season with the Browns!

13. Time for Baker to Pack Up

Speaking of Deshaun Watson, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns on March 18th for three first round draft picks, a third round, and a fourth round draft pick. Not included in that trade was Baker Mayfield and while the Browns might try to keep him under contract, we all know the trade meant that Mayfield’s time in Cleveland has come to an end. It’s time to pack up!

12. What Happened to Alvin Kamara?

After the Pro Bowl just a month and a half ago, Alvin Kamara was arrested for an incident that happened the night before. Kamara, along with Chiefs’ cornerback Chris Lammons and two other people, are facing felony charges of battery causing substantial bodily harm and conspiracy to commit battery. The hearing for the assault case has been postponed until April

11. Patrick Without Tyreek Equals…

Just one week ago, the Kansas City Chiefs added their name to the list of blockbuster trades this offseason when they traded star receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins. In return, the Chiefs got a first, second, and fourth round draft pick in the 2022 draft, and a fourth and sixth round draft pick in next year’s draft. This came after the Chiefs signed Juju Smith-Schuster.

10. Tua With Tyreek Equals…

Speaking of Tyreek Hill, he’s going to a much different situation in Miami. Tua Tagovailoa is nowhere near the talented quarterback that Patrick Mahomes is and the Dolphins are nowhere near the team that Kansas City is. He’ll likely have a good career with Miami, but it won’t be the same – especially if he can’t help Tua take that next big step in his professional career. 

9. Well, That’s Enough of That

When Tom Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two seasons ago, New England Patriots’ fans all around the world silently started to follow the Bucs – they simply couldn’t say goodbye to Brady. On February 1st when Brady retired, those same fans quickly stopped caring about the Buccaneers since they had no reason to. Of course, that all came back when he unretired. 

8. Matt Ryan Smiling Once Again

Matt Ryan is off to the Indianapolis Colts and he can’t be happier, as seen in these photos of his initial moments with the team. In fact, some people couldn’t help but notice that this is the most Ryan has smiled since being up 25 points in Super Bowl LI. As we all know, the Patriots would erase that 25 point lead and win the Super Bowl. Ryan and the Falcons were never the same.

7. Nobody Wants Me?

There has been a lot of player movement this offseason and quarterbacks have been at the forefront of everything – along with their wide receiver counterparts. Lost among the midst is Jimmy Garoppolo, who missed an opportunity to play in the Super Bowl this past season. His future in San Francisco is uncertain, but it’s clear that not many teams are interested in him. 

6. The AFC Is Completely Stacked

Speaking of quarterback movement, the 2022 NFL offseason has made the AFC the conference to beat. Some of the QBs that now make up the AFC include Josh Allen, Mac Jones, Tua Tagovailoa, Zach Wilson, Joe Burrow, Deshaun Watson, Lamar Jackson, Ryan Tannehill, Matt Ryan, Trevor Lawrence, Derek Carr, Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, and Russell Wilson

5. Keep That Football Out My F*N Endzone!

Will Smith put social media into an uproar when he slapped Chris Rock in the mouth during the Academy Awards ceremony. The moment it happened, memes started pouring in and we were here for it. In fact, we were a little surprised to see some football memes created as a result. This was easily the best one as we look back to the 25-point lead the Falcons gave up. 

4. Like a Good Neighbor…

Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Well, apparently State Farm wasn’t there for Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes this offseason because both quarterbacks lost their No. 1 wide receiver to a new team – Davante Adams to the Raiders and Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins. The Chiefs have done a good job beefing up their receiving core, but the Packers haven’t yet. 

3. Welcome to Las Vegas

Speaking of Davante Adams, he signed a massive contract after being traded to the Las Vegas Raiders, which was a large reason why the Packers traded him – they couldn’t pay him. The deal was worth $141.25 million over five years, averaging $28.25 million per year. Considering how many Raiders’ players were convicted of felonies last year, let’s hope Adams stays clear.

2. We All Know the Feeling

Alright, we have one more Will Smith meme for you. This one utilizes that face he was giving Chris Rock after he slapped him. Smith sat back in his seat and continued to scream at Rock. It’s that same look we all get on our face as we watch our favorite team stink it up in Week 1 after several months of telling ourselves ‘this is the year we’re going to get over that hump.’ 

1. We Miss Sunday Football

During the football season, Sundays hit different. They’re always there to greet us with all-day football after a long week of work, drama, and exhaustion. It’s our day to kick back, crack open a cold one, and cheer on our favorite teams. While that’s often met with disappointment as our team loses, that’s just the nature of being a fan. At the end of the day, it’s just a game to us!

We Can’t Wait for More Football Memes!

Man, those are some phenomenal football memes! It gets you excited for what’s to come during the 2022-23 regular season. Following a Super Bowl LVI that saw the Los Angeles Rams defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in the closing minutes, who knows what 2023 has in store for us. 

What we do know is that offseason workouts are set to begin on April 4th for teams with a new head coach and April 18 for those with returning coaches. The NFL Draft will take place between April 28th and 30th. OTAs and training camp will follow in the coming months prior to preseason.

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Don’t worry, we’ll keep you entertained with more football memes as the season continues. After all, that’s what we’re here for, right? As the offseason continues, may your favorite team make all the right moves and build a contender that you can hopefully watch win once the season starts!

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