Seeing how the last two seasons ended might mislead NFL fans that the NFC is better than the AFC.
After all, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams won the last two Super Bowls.
However, it can be argued that NFC teams have an edge because the AFC playoffs are a challenging gauntlet because of the quarterbacks within the conference.
The imbalance in quarterback star power is further highlighted by two recent transactions that NFL reporter Dov Kleiman pointed out.
The AFC Conference added Russell Wilson yesterday.
The NFC Conference added Carson Wentz today.
Doesn't exactly balances out the power dynamics.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 9, 2022
Wilson’s addition certainly improves the Denver Broncos’ playoff hopes.
However, that’s easier said than done just by looking at the other quarterbacks in the AFC West alone.
Deshaun Watson did not play the entire 2021 season but he has been a three-time Pro Bowler.
Top Quarterbacks In The NFC
Perhaps reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers had a glance at the quarterbacks he had to face if he joined the Broncos.
Those names might have affected his decision to remain with the Green Bay Packers.
Dak Prescott lost in the Wild Card round to the San Francisco 49ers.
Matt Ryan is a former MVP but was a long time ago.
Kyler Murray is a Pro Bowler but he lost big to Stafford in the playoffs.
Kirk Cousins is talented but limited.