All 32 teams in the NFL are gearing up for what will almost certainly be another entertaining season filled with exciting football and storylines galore from some of the best squads in the league.
With training camps around the corner and set to get underway in a few weeks, everyone is chiming in on which teams they believe will be the cream of the crop in the league in 2023.
ESPN, as per usual, has released their rankings of every team in the league from No. 1 to No. 32, with a lot of what you’d expect in the top 10 and some surprising choices via Dov Kleiman.
ESPN ranked all 32 NFL teams by rosters, here's their list from best to worst:
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 2, 2023
The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs coming in at No. 1 isn’t a surprise, with Patrick Mahomes and company proving once again during the NFL playoffs last year that they are the team to beat and are working on a dynasty with two Vince Lombardi trophies in the Andy Reid era.
The top five pans out the way it likely should with the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and Cincinnati Bengals, as all of these teams are stacked and will undoubtedly be playoff contenders in 2023.
Then it gets a little interesting with a few teams ranked a bit higher than expected, namely the Cleveland Browns (No. 9), Seattle Seahawks (No. 12), and Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 14).
The fact that the Browns are ahead of the New York Jets (No. 10) and Baltimore Ravens (No. 11) is inexcusable after what Cleveland accomplished last season.
The Jets and Ravens will have offenses that might rival the Chiefs, with defenses that can hold their own.
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