7.) Russell Wilson – Denver Broncos
Wilson finally is going to be able to cook this year, and with a lot of speed around him and a whole new coaching staff that will cater to his greatness, Russ is due for a big year. Javonte Williams, Jerry Jeudy, and Courtland Sutton will see the best years of their short-lived careers so far. I think the coaching upgrade to Nathaniel Hackett is a much bigger deal than people have been making it out to be.
Russell Wilson will have free reign as his backup is Josh Johnson who will not, and should not challenge Wilson for any sort of playing time. This team has enough firepower to bring the Denver Broncos back to the glory they once saw.
6.) Justin Herbert – Los Angeles Chargers
This is the best roster the Chargers have had in a very long time, and for whatever reason, I don’t think they are the clear-cut favorites to win the AFC West. With the unbelievable weapons he has and the dual-threat ability of Herbert he should be due to having yet another great season. Competing for a title or bust should be the motto of this team.
His backup is Chase Daniel who is just there to be a veteran presence for Herbert if he needs to lean back on someone else for guidance. This is the best defense the Chargers have had in a long time, they need to compete right now.
5.) Joe Burrow – Cincinnati Bengals
He has been the talk of the offseason just because of the off-field personality he possesses. He will be just as dominant as he has been last year, and he gets the addition of a really good offensive line in front of him to give him more time to dice up defenses. This defense should be really good again, but this team will go as Burrow goes.
The backup for Cincinnati is Brandon Allen, who will provide no test for Burrow. If Burrow goes down at any point, the Bengals will be in serious trouble on the back end of a Super Bowl run.
4.) Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The GOAT checks in here at #4 on the list here. He seemingly is going to be on a joy ride in what will likely be the last year of his career. His weapons are as good as they ever have been with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Julio Jones, and Leonard Fournette. I look for Brady to be as hungry as ever to finish his career as a champion.
The backup, who shouldn’t play much of a role, is Blaine Gabbert. The more interesting backup QB to look at is Kyle Trask, because if anything were to go down he would give this offense more of a chance to go after a title.