After some offseason months, the NFL’s kickoff is finally coming. It is missing just eight weeks to the first Thursday Night Football of the 2021/22 season. On September 9, the Dallas Cowboys will face the Buccaneers in Tampa.
But until that, based on a ranking made by the ESPN Staff Writer, Bill Barnwell, we bring here the best and worst NFL offseasons teams of 2021.
With this ranking and analysis, you can set your bets and choose your favorite team. In the same kind of ranking made last year, the specialist said the Buccs had the best offseason, and in the end, the team finishes with the Super Bowl title. The second team with the best offseason for him in 2020 also did a great job.
Cleveland had a good regular season, with 11 wins and five losses, lost only in the Divisional Playoff for Kansas City Chiefs, which would lose the Super Bowl after that.
1º Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
What went right: The team kept almost everybody from last season. The mainly leaving was from tackle Joe Haeg. The news is former Bengals third-down back Gio Bernard.
2º New England Patriots
What went right: The Pats thought in the present and future quarterback by re-signing Cam Newton and choosing Mac Jones as a first-round pick.
3º Los Angeles Chargers
What went right: The team shored up an offensive line that ranked 32nd in pass block win rate last season, with the rookie quarterback Justin Herbert and signing Chase Daniel to serve as Herbert’s backup.
4º Baltimore Ravens
What went right: To help Lamar Jackson, the team signed Kevin Zeitler, Alejandro Villanueva, Sammy Watkins, and Rashod Bateman.
5º Washington Football Team
What went right: After a divisional title in 2020, the WFT added William Jackson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Curtis Samuel and chose Jamin Davis on draft.
28º Atlanta Falcons
What went wrong: With the terrible cap situation, the Falcons had to let veterans Alex Mack and Keanu Neal leave. The idol Julio Jones is also following the same way, looking for Titans in a trade.
29º Houston Texans
What went wrong: Deshaun Watson requested a trade out of Houston, but on the other hand, the team will have a 65-year head coaching, David Culley, that had never been on an NFL head coaching before. So it is still unclear how it will be next season.
30º Pittsburgh Steelers
What went wrong: Bud Dupree and Mike Hilton leave Pittsburgh in free agency, and now cornerback is one of the thinnest positions for the team.
In the offensive line, they lost Maurkice Pouncey to retirement and both Matt Feiler and Alejandro Villanueva to free agency.
31º Green Bay Packers
What went wrong: While Aaron Rodgers didn’t decide his future, it is still unclear if he will play for Green Bay; the roster is getting thin.
32º Las Vegas Raiders
What went wrong: The team almost ended one of the league’s best offensive line, trading away free-agent Trent Brown, star center Rodney Hudson, and guard Gabe Jackson for mid-to-late round picks.