2022 NFL Power Rankings: A Post Free Agency Breakdown

It's been an absolute frenzy in the NFL to start free agency in 2022. Jason Radowitz breaks down the NFL power rankings post-free agency.
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2022 NFL Power Rankings: A Post Free Agency Breakdown

It's been an absolute frenzy in the NFL to start free agency in 2022. There were so many headlines throughout the off-season that it's been so hard to keep up. Tom Brady retired and then un-retired and will more than likely be starting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for another season. Meanwhile, plenty of quarterbacks have changed teams including Russell Wilson to the Broncos from the Seahawks and Deshaun Watson to the Cleveland Browns from the Houston Texans. There were plenty of other blockbuster trades that included Tyreek Hill going to Miami and Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders. Once the Colts traded away Wentz, the Colts were able to bring in Matt Ryan. So with all of these moves, where does each team stand at this point in time before the NFL season begins? Here are our current power rankings as of March 29 in the NFL.

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NFL Power Rankings:

1. Buffalo Bills 2. Los Angeles Rams 3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4. Cincinnati Bengals 5. Kansas City Chiefs 6. Green Bay Packers 7. Los Angeles Chargers 8. San Francisco 49ers 9. Denver Broncos 10. Dallas Cowboys 11. Las Vegas Raiders 12. Tennessee Titans 13. Baltimore Ravens 14. Indianapolis Colts 15. Cleveland Browns 16. New England Patriots 17. Miami Dolphins 18. Arizona Cardinals 19. Philadelphia Eagles 20. Pittsburgh Steelers 21. Minnesota Vikings 22. New Orleans Saints 23. Chicago Bears 24. Washington Commanders 25. Seattle Seahawks 26. New York Giants 27. Carolina Panthers 28. New York Jets 29. Jacksonville Jaguars 30. Atlanta Falcons 31. Detroit Lions 32. Houston Texans

1. Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills would've benefitted from the new overtime rule that will allow both teams a chance to score before the game is over. However, last season, the Bills didn't get that opportunity against the Kansas City Chiefs and ultimately had another heartbreaking season that didn't lead to the Super Bowl. The Bills added Von Miller to its defense and will now be bringing back Tre'Davious White, who had been injured throughout all of last season. The defense will continue to thrive and the offense got better with the addition of Duke Johnson and OJ Howard. The Bills are in a prime position to win the Super Bowl this season.

5. Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill but ultimately received five draft picks for him. The Chiefs added JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in free agency and should be completely fine on the offensive end. The defense will need to improve from last season, however. Look for the Chiefs to really go after defense in the NFL Draft this year.

11. Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders likely won't have nearly as many distractions as they did last season. On top of that, the Raiders brought in Davante Adams to team up with Derek Carr this season and beyond. The Raiders look solid on offense as long as Darren Waller can stay healthy. On defense, the Raiders added Chandler Jones, Rock Ya-Sin, and still have Maxx Crosby around. The Raiders are in a tough division but have all the pieces to make the postseason again.

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17. Miami Dolphins

I'm going to stay cautious with the Dolphins. The Dolphins have a new head coach and plenty of new weapons on the offensive end including Tyreek Hill, Chase Edmonds, and Raheem Mostert. There's a lot to like about this team and the sky is really the limit.

22. New Orleans Saints

The Saints won't have Sean Payton by their side. Instead, the Saints will have head coach Dennis Allen. The good news, however, is that the Saints re-signed Jamesis Winston and will have Michael Thomas back in action this year. The Saints are a sleeper team and always seem to show up in big games. So don't count the Saints out.

28. New York Jets

If there's any team at the bottom of the rankings that could surprise, it's the Jets. The Jets added CJ Uzomah at tight end and will have a much better offensive line as long as everyone stays healthy. Meanwhile, on the defensive end, the Jets are much deeper with guys like Jordan Whitehead at safety and Carl Lawson at defensive end. If Zach Wilson can get polished a little bit, the Jets will fight in the AFC East, even if it's one of the harder divisions in football.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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