The 2022 NFL season has ended as the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl 57 against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 38-35 final. And now, we’re in the offseason as the NFL will take a break and return on September 7. Although the schedule is bound to change in the following months, it’s expected to return in September if everything goes as planned.
Now that the 2022 NFL season is over let’s talk about the power rankings and which teams you should look out for in the 2023-2024 season. You can expect the same teams and names in the list since the previous season just ended, but it might change as the season starts.
Kansas City Chiefs
Of course, the Kansas City Chiefs should be the first team we should be talking about in this list; they’re the Super Bowl 57 Champions, after all. However, what things should people expect in the team for the next season? Simply put, the Kansas City Chiefs are a dynasty. With five consecutive AFC championship appearances, 3 Super Bowl attendances, and 2 Lombardi Trophies, it’s pretty difficult to deny it now.
They also have Patrick Mahomes, undoubtedly one of the greatest quarterbacks ever. What people can expect from this team for the next season, though, is that Brett Veach is looking to build a young team that will support Patrick Mahomes for the team to do even better the next season.
Of course, you will see the Phillies in this list. However, it might not be what you expect. They undoubtedly did well in the 2022-2023 season, although they fell short of the Super Bowl. Still, you can say they did a great performance last year. However, it will probably not be good for them for the next season. This is because the Phillies will lose a lot in the off-season. First, their coaching staff and starting lineup will take a huge hit. That said, if you’re going to bet on the NFL draft, you might want to look out for the Phillies this year.
The team itself has a lot of free agents like Miles Sanders, Fletcher Cox, James Bradberry, Isaac Seumalo, and Brandon Graham. Not only that, but QB Jalen Hurts is eligible for a contract extension. That might sound good since Jalen Hurts did great last season. However, when you think about it, they will set aside a huge chunk of money on Hurts and might have to let some quality players walk away from the team.
San Francisco 49ers
The hottest question that people have for the 49ers nowadays is which quarterback they will have for the next season. Brock Purdy and Trey Lance are injured; they are the only QBs they have on contract. Lance is expected to go full OTAs and beyond, while Purdy will return in late July. This means that their QB issue will be answered depending on the health and the ability of both QBs to still play at a high level after their breaks.
The Cincinnati Bengals will still be a good Super Bowl contender if they continue to have Joe Burrow on their team. His performance is comparable to Tom Brady’s for the New England Patriots. Joe Burrow did the team a huge favor by winning five playoff games in recent years. If they make the team based on Joe Burrows’s abilities and skills, they might be able to attend the Super Bowl the next season.
If you remember, Buffalo Bills were one of the trendiest bets to be in the Super Bowl with Josh Allen and Co. However, they fell short against the Bengals in a home game. The Bengals dominated both the trenches on that one, making the Bills whimper as they lost the game very significantly.
Many people were disappointed since many expected the team to be a good contender for the Super Bowl. Of course, because of this, people say the shine has worn out for Josh Allen and Co. However, if they reinforce their defensive and offensive lines this offseason, they might get back that shine and be a good contender for the Super Bowl again this year.
The pressure is still on Paul McCarthy. This was the case in the previous season, but now that he has the reign in the offensive plays and has more say on how the team plays, the pressure is rising. He has won 24 games in the past two seasons and took the team further during the previous season. However, now that he is only two years away from ending his contract, McCarthy will be pushed further to do his best for the upcoming season.
Right now, these are the teams that everyone should look for in the next season. Of course, it’s still a far shot since the Super Bowl just ended but expect the same team and names to be present for the Super Bowl debates later this year. It will be big, and there will be a lot of changes, so don’t miss them.