NFL Power Rankings: Post-Draft Edition
Our friends at BetMGM have updated Super Bowl odds post-draft. We looked at those and thought we’d make our own rankings. Here’s how each team stands after free agency and the draft.
Super Bowl Contenders
1. Kansas City Chiefs
Is Patrick Mahomes still the quarterback? Is Andy Reid still the head coach? Okay, then the Chiefs are still No. 1. Last year proved Mahomes and Reid can win without elite wide receiver talent and that they can carry a young defense. The 2023 roster looks even stronger than last year’s did.
2. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles didn’t make huge additions—in fact losing two safeties and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave will hurt—but we have to think Jalen Hurts will be even better and the defense has a chance to be as good as last year. That’s enough to dominate the NFC with Hurts putting together an MVP-like year.
3. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals are the only AFC team that has proven it can beat Kansas City in the regular season and comes back with an improved left tackle, a refreshed secondary and continuity on offense few teams can match. But are they good enough to beat Mahomes when it counts the most?
4. Buffalo Bills
The Bills keep the band together for another run with an improved power run game (Damien Harris, O’Cyrus Torrence) and an eye on winning tough football games in the playoffs. However, Kansas City and Cincinnati loom and have pulled away from Buffalo in the last season. Can Josh Allen push Buffalo over the top?
5. San Francisco 49ers
The quarterback situation is very unsettled, but it was last year and the 49ers made it to the NFC title game with Mr. Irrelevant at quarterback. If Brock Purdy is back, this roster is ready made to win the conference behind a great cast of playmakers offensively and a defense that might have the best front seven in football.