Biggest NFL Depth Chart Surprises This Offseason

June 16, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A few words before you kill the next 10 minutes, then find a way to get mad at me: The idea of what is and isn't a surprise is completely subjective. 
Is it a surprise that a player retired? Is it a surprise that a player got released? Is it a surprise that (Veteran X) is running ahead of (Rookie Y)? Those are a couple of questions that weighed heavily on me in the creation of this slideshow.
What I ultimately ended up with was the idea that the surprising thing had to be the moves themselves. It's not surprising that Evan Mathis got released, because that's been rumored to happen for months, if not years. It's been talked about so long that it seemed more inevitable than surprising. 
But it is a surprise that Chip Kelly opted to move on from a player who had performed at such a high level for him before training camp. It is a surprise that...well, let me save it for later.
These are surprises. But they are also not surprises to anyone who has tuned i...

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