The NFL offseason brought a flurry of drama and player movements, igniting excitement among fans and providing ample fodder for pundits. Now, it’s time for the teams to demonstrate whether all the analysis holds true. Here are our latest NFL Offense Power Rankings, where we assess and rank all 32 teams from around the league, from the least potent to the most dominant:
The Cardinals struggled last season with a league-worst 6.0 yards per passing attempt and a dismal 28.5% first-down rate on pass plays. With quarterback Kyler Murray recovering from a knee injury, uncertainty looms as Joshua Dobbs takes the opening-day starter role. Trading DeAndre Hopkins has shifted the offensive focus to Hollywood Brown and Zach Ertz.
Scoring only 289 points in 2022, the Colts face another challenging year. Rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson will lead the offense, but questions surround their running game and a porous offensive line that allowed 60 sacks last season.
The Texans’ offense aims to revitalize with the addition of quarterback C.J. Stroud and tight end Dalton Schultz. However, their young receiving corps remains a concern. New coaches from the 49ers hope to breathe life into this franchise.
With Sam Howell at quarterback, Washington’s offense boasts weapons like Brian Robinson, Logan Thomas, Terry McLaurin, and others. The key will be Howell’s ability to distribute the ball, while a remade offensive line seeks to protect him better than the 48 sacks surrendered last season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baker Mayfield takes over at quarterback for the Buccaneers, who have a talented receiving corps. However, they must address their struggling running game, with only three runs of 20-plus yards last season.
Los Angeles Rams
Despite having playmakers like Cooper Kupp and Matthew Stafford, the Rams’ offense struggled with an injured Stafford and a leaky offensive line. They hope their draft pick Steve Avila can bolster the line to improve their passing game.
The Steelers have invested in their offensive line by selecting Broderick Jones. The success of their offense largely hinges on the development of quarterback Kenny Pickett and the performance of their receiving group.
With Alabama’s Bryce Young at quarterback, the Panthers look to reset their offense. They’ve added D.J. Chark and Adam Thielen to their receiving corps and signed Miles Sanders to lead the rushing attack.
Green Bay Packers
Post-Aaron Rodgers era, the Packers need to redefine their offense. Running backs Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon offer promise, but questions surround their receiving group, with several rookies joining the team.
Justin Fields leads the Bears’ offense, aiming for more balance and improved protection. The departure of David Montgomery puts pressure on the running game, but Fields has a talented group of receivers to work with.
New Orleans Saints
Derek Carr steps in as the quarterback, tasked with revitalizing the offense. Suspended running back Alvin Kamara returns to a backfield complemented by Jamaal Williams and Kendre Miller.
With the Malik Willis experiment in question, the Titans rely on Derrick Henry and a revamped receiving corps, featuring DeAndre Hopkins. Questions persist about Tannehill’s ability to lead the passing game.
Sean Payton’s arrival brings optimism to the Broncos. Russell Wilson has a strong set of receivers to target, and his performance will be a key factor in their success.
New England Patriots
Mac Jones faces high expectations as the Patriots look to improve their passing and rushing offense. The addition of JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mike Gesicki provides Jones with more weapons.
Despite a struggling passing game in 2022, the Falcons invested in their ground game with the selection of Bijan Robinson. They hope to see improvements in their receiving corps and better utilization of tight end Kyle Pitts.
New York Giants
Saquon Barkley leads the Giants’ rushing attack, while Daniel Jones aims to improve the passing game. The addition of TE Darren Waller and WR Parris Campbell adds depth to their receiving options.
The Browns emphasize their running game, led by Nick Chubb. Deshaun Watson’s performance and the involvement of their talented receivers will be crucial for their success.
Geno Smith returns to lead the Seahawks’ offense, which includes an upgraded receiving corps. The backfield duo of Kenneth Walker III and Zach Charbonnet promises a strong ground game.
Las Vegas Raiders
Jimmy Garoppolo takes over as quarterback, with a mix of experienced and new receivers. Josh Jacobs leads the running game, but questions remain about Garoppolo’s deep passing ability.
Lamar Jackson returns, aiming to find his rhythm. The addition of Odell Beckham Jr. bolsters the receiving options, while consistency in the running back group is essential.
The Vikings’ offense, led by Justin Jefferson, remains potent. With Alexander Mattison and Jordan Addison, they have a promising running game. Defensive improvements could enhance their overall performance.
The Dolphins boast a strong receiving duo in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. The running game gains strength with the inclusion of Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr., although worries about the offensive line remain.
The Bengals’ offense is anchored by star receiver Ja’Marr Chase, along with Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, forming one of the league’s top receiving trios. While Joe Mixon leads the running game, uncertainty surrounds quarterback Joe Burrow’s calf injury, which may impact the start of their season.
New York Jets
The Jets made significant moves, trading for Aaron Rodgers and adding depth to their receiving corps with Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb. Running back Breece Hall is a key player, and rookie De’Von Achane adds depth to their backfield.
The Jaguars traded for Calvin Ridley, bolstering their receiving corps alongside Christian Kirk. Travis Etienne and Tank Bigsby are expected to contribute to the running game, while Trevor Lawrence looks to build on his promising rookie season.
Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert leads the Chargers’ offense, aiming for consistency after a strong start to his career. A healthy Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, along with rookie Quentin Johnston, provide ample receiving options. Austin Ekeler’s versatile contributions enhance the running game.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers’ offensive performance excels with quarterback Brock Purdy at the helm. Christian McCaffrey joins the team, adding to the dynamic playmakers alongside George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, and Brandon Aiyuk. Their run-first approach and solid defense contribute to their success.
The Lions prioritize a run-heavy offense, highlighted by rookie Jahmyr Gibbs and David Montgomery. Quarterback Jared Goff looks to build on his resurgence, and Amon-Ra St. Brown provides a playmaking threat. Tight end Sam LaPorta adds versatility.
Tony Pollard takes the lead in the Cowboys’ backfield, providing a strong rushing attack. Dak Prescott seeks to reduce interceptions while utilizing CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and newcomer Brandin Cooks in the passing game.
Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes leads the Chiefs’ high-powered offense, with Travis Kelce as a reliable target. Improvements in the receiving corps are needed, and the running game remains a question mark. They look to maintain their success despite these challenges.
Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs form a dynamic duo for the Bills, who boast a potent passing attack. The addition of running back James Cook aims to bolster the running game. Dalton Kincaid’s emergence as a receiving threat could further elevate the offense.
The Eagles’ offense, led by Jalen Hurts, possesses a formidable receiving tandem in A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. The acquisition of D’Andre Swift adds depth to the running game. Hurts’ dual-threat ability and ball security are crucial to their offensive dominance.
These rankings reflect the potential and expectations for each NFL team’s offense in the upcoming season, but as always, the unpredictable nature of football means that surprises and changes are inevitable. Football fans eagerly await the kickoff of the new season to see how these offenses perform on the field.