The Steelers are going to be interesting to watch. Will a rookie QB start over Mitch Trubisky or can Trubisky keep the Steelers moving forward? They lost players on both sides of the ball but QB is the biggest question mark. Personally, I think this is a little low for them but until we see how the QB situation unfolds it is fitting for now.
The Vikings should be so much better than they are. Kirk Cousins isn’t a bad QB and they have the stellar Justin Jefferson catching passes and yet they continue to disappoint. Will the coaching change help the direction or is this the best they have? With the talent, they should be a lot higher and challenging the Packers yet they haven’t.
Jameis Winston will run this team offensively and a new head coach, Dennis Allen, will run the entire team. They have a decent but not great defense and a lot of questions from QB to WRs and even Alvin Kamara is a question with an off-field issue.
The addition of Baker Mayfield may allow the Panthers to find new energy because Sam Darnold didn’t last year and isn’t likely to do so this year. You don’t trade for a QB without the intention of playing him, even for a 5th round pick. This is a QB competition that might be more entertaining than the Panthers on Sunday, at least to start the season.
On paper, the Jets could be the most improved team of the 2022 off-season but NFL fans know that no one wins a Super Bowl in the off-season. The Jets are going to face a lot of tough games right out the gate and it isn’t unrealistic to see them opening the season 2-9. They are much better than that record but that is how tough the start is. For the Jets, they have to prove that the talent can work together and that might be another year away.