As the 2023 season is now underway, we can evaluate what to expect from NFL offenses throughout the season. We analyze all 32 teams and rank them based on their offensive outlook this year.
Of course, we must consider what we saw from these teams last year. Yet we will also heavily account for what new pieces have been added or lost in the offseason. Let's get started.
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32: HOUSTON TEXANS - THE WORST NFL OFFENSE IN 2023
There was little to like with the Houston offense in 2022, good for second to last in overall offensive DVOA. They were terrible in both the running and passing games. Houston has selected Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud with the No. 2 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, and that should bode well for the future.
Still, it is unlikely that we can expect much success from this squad in 2023. Stroud is a rookie, and he will be throwing to the aging Robert Woods, Dalton Schultz, and an otherwise largely inexperienced receiving corps.
The offensive line features several question marks, particularly on the interior, and Stroud might have a rough go of it with a lack of adequate pass protection. It appears that new offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik will have his hands full with this ragtag bunch.
31: TENNESSEE TITANS
Heading into 2023, The Titans have come off a disappointing offensive year in 2022 despite featuring one of the most dynamic individual forces in football in star running back Derrick Henry. Yet, one man cannot make an entire offense run, and the outlook does not look great for Tennessee in 2023.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill finished the 2022 season 24th and passer rating, and he has little to work with in the receiving corps. The Titans added veteran DeAndre Hopkins and that’s a solid move, but Treylon Burks and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine may not cut it in today's pass-happy NFL.
On top of it, we are still determining what to expect from this squad, as most of the 2022 starters will be gone. Yet, other than Hopkins, they haven't been replaced with better talent and this unit may not jell in 2023.
30: LOS ANGELES RAMS
It is somewhat remarkable that a team that won the Super Bowl in 2021 could have fallen this far this quickly. The Rams' offense was decidedly below average in 2022, and there is little reason to expect much improvement leading into the 2023 season.
Unfortunately, the Rams may have mortgaged their future to win it all, and the new talent is just not flowing through the organization. The injury-riddled Matthew Stafford is 35 and coming off a poor showing in 2022 that ended with a back injury. The Rams signed backup quarterback Brett Rypien in the offseason and drafted Stetson Bennett in the fourth round, giving them some contingency plan if Stafford goes down.
No particularly relevant pieces to the puzzle have been added outside of tight end Hunter Long (hamstring), which may have some benefit when featured alongside Tyler Higbee in two-TE sets. It will take some genius from head coach Sean McVay to save what will likely be a poor Los Angeles offensive unit in 2023.
29: ARIZONA CARDINALS
With quarterback Kyler Murray on the shelf after a torn ACL and unexpected to start the season, the Cardinals will likely have a rough go of it in 2023. After Murray's injury in Week 14 of the 2022 season, it was all downhill for Arizona with the motley assortment of Colt McCoy, Tracy McSorley, and David Blough under center.
This year, the Cardinals are going with Joshua Dobbs and Clayton Tune at QB.Arizona has made moves to improve their offensive line slightly, although there is no reason to project it above average leading into this season.
Of course, assuming Murray's return to total health and efficacy, the Cardinals have some receiving weapons for him to work with, including Marquise Brown, and Rondale Moore. Yet, Arizona suffers from a significant lack of depth. Without an established quarterback under center, it is hard to envision much from this Arizona offense, at least until the hopeful return of Murray.
28: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
While Tampa Bay possesses one of the better receiving duos in the league in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, it is likely to fail to make up for what should be a paltry offense in 2023. The Bucs are coming off a disappointing offensive season in 2022 and are now without the retired Tom Brady, replacing him with a questionable commodity in Baker Mayfield.
Mayfield was backing up P.J. Walker in Carolina in 2022 before being released and claimed off waivers by the Rams late in the season. He did show flashes of his potential for Los Angeles and will need to step up in a big way for this Buccaneers team to stand a chance on the offensive side of the ball. That is, assuming he holds on to the starting job from backup Kyle Trask.
Leonard Fournette is gone, and Rachaad White will take over as the lead back to attempt to save what was one of the worst running games in the NFL in 2022. On top of it, Tampa Bay has lost offensive linemen in Shaq Mason and Donovan Smith, likely further hindering what was already an ineffective running game. New offensive coordinator Dave Canales must work some wonders for this Buccaneers offense to succeed in 2023.
27. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
The Colts come into 2023 with the distinction of holding the worst overall offensive DVOA in 2022, and based on many metrics, this was one of, if not the worst, offense in the league. One bright point is that fourth-round quarterback pick Anthony Richardson has been drafted out of Florida, meaning the Colts have some path to finding a way out of the doldrums. Richardsonhas been given the starting job, although Gardner Minshew will be at the ready as the No. 2 quarterback.
New head coach Shane Steichen experienced considerable success in Philadelphia as an offensive coordinator. Considering what Steichen achieved with Jalen Hurts in Philly, Richardson should be in good hands. Nonetheless, he is a rookie quarterback with a significant learning curve ahead of him, and he did not have a significant history of collegiate success with the Gators.
The receiving corps in Indianapolis leaves much to be desired. Yes, Michael Pittman Jr. qualifies as a No. 1 receiver, yet Alec Pierce and Isaiah McKenzie offer little depth behind him. Running back Jonathan Taylor is still on the roster but he wants to be traded. He could be activated some time after Week 4.
26. WASHINGTON COMMANDERS
In 2022, the Commanders, manned by either Carson Wentz or Taylor Heinecke under center, were among the worst offenses in the league by many metrics in both the run and the pass. Heinecke fared better than Wentz, but ultimately, neither was the answer for this struggling Washington offensive unit.
The Commanders have made decent moves in the off-season to push them in the right direction. Jacoby Brissett was signed at quarterback and it was expected that he would become the starter. However, Sam Howell won the job in training camp, and he will be asked to jump start the offense and lead it to a consistent level.
Howell will have a strong group of receivers to throw to, including Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, and Curtis Samuel. Washington has also tightened their offensive line with veteran presence Andrew Wiley coming over from Kansas City. With new offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy (also formerly with KC) taking the reins, there is a reason for some optimism.
25. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Since the loss of Tom Brady, it has become all the more apparent that the Patriots offense under Bill Belichick certainly owed plenty of its overall success to the presence of the GOAT QB. While we don't expect much from the Patriots offensively this year, Bill O'Brien is returning to the coaching staff, which could bode well for New England's prospects.
This is in addition to some solid off-season additions, including wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and tight end Mike Gesicki. Yet, while these are solid pieces, they come with the loss of WR Jakobi Meyers, and Gesicki replaces Jonnu Smith, meaning that these moves may ultimately result in about the same on-field result.
The Patriots are going with Rhamondre Stevenson and Ezekiel Elliott at the running back positions, and that should be an upgrade from the running game they had last year . Quarterback is a major issue, with Mac Jones only getting worse in his second season to the tune of a 28th in the league quarterback rating. The development of Jones will likely tell the tale of whether the Patriots can take a step forward offensively in 2023.
24. DENVER BRONCOS
One significant positive for the Broncos is the addition of head coach Sean Payton in the off-season, a top offensive thinker who may assist in righting the ship. Denver finished last in the league in scoring in 2022 despite the trade for Russell Wilson, which only proved to continue the quarterback woes this team has had for multiple years.
Wilson could get it together this year, but frankly, he was one of the worst quarterbacks in the league in 2022 by multiple metrics, and it appears he may be past his prime. He does have some solid offensive cogs to work with, including an improvement to the offensive line through the additions of Ben Powers and Mike McGlinchey. His pass-catching options are perfectly suitable, just as they were in 2022, but it remains to be seen if he can successfully get them the ball consistently.
The Broncos have a decent running back duo, with the highly athletic Javonte Williams being joined by former Bengal Samaje Perine. Ultimately, this team should either sink or swim based on the success of Wilson under center. This is Payton’s main responsibility as head coach, but it may be a difficult fight to win.
23. GREEN BAY PACKERS
The Packers will certainly be an entirely new team this year, having lost the face of the franchise in star QB Aaron Rodgers. Nonetheless, Rodgers finished 2022 with the 26th-lowest quarterback rating in the league. He did not help the Green Bay cause in his most recent form.
Green Bay boasts a solid offensive line, and this should bode well for the Packers' potential success, particularly with a strong running back duo of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon. Yet, the problem lies more in the passing game, with an inexperienced crew of NFL receivers and a highly questionable young quarterback in Jordan Love.
This will likely be a decidedly run-first offense if it is to have any chance of success. Perhaps head coach Matt LaFleur's extensive offensive expertise can make it work, but with Love under center and unproven receiving options, it may be a challenging year for this Green Bay offensive unit.
22. CAROLINA PANTHERS
With a new-look offense, it is tough to gauge exactly how the Panthers will perform in 2023.They added wide receivers Adam Thielen and D.J. Chark while losing wideout D.J. Moore. They have a new tight end in Hayden Hurst and Miles Sanders will be at running back.
Most importantly, No. 1 overall pick Bryce Young will be starting under center. Young may be a rookie, but he seems likely to represent an improvement over the 2022 Carolina QB trio of Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, and P.J. Walker. Frank Reich is taking over as head coach, and he has a robust offensive staff underneath him. The Carolina offensive line remains intact from last year, meaning it has had more time to gel as a unit.
The loss of D.J. Moore is considerable despite Thielen and Chark coming on board. This is a team in this state of flux and can certainly go either way.
21. CHICAGO BEARS
While the Bears struggled offensively in 2022, this team has made significant moves to help young QB Justin Fields succeed. In 2022 Fields lacked a top receiving weapon, and with the addition of legitimate No. 1 wide receiver D.J. Moore, it will be interesting to see what Fields can achieve. This is in addition to the tight end combination of Cole Kmet and Robert Tonyan. Darnell Mooney and Chase Claypool continue to loom as a solid duo of number two and three receivers.
While the Bears lose David Montgomery, the trio of Khalil Herbert, D'Onta Foreman and Roscon Johnson softens the blow in the running game. Much of the success the Bears can have will be owed to the development of Fields and the performance of the Bears' offensive line.
While Fields is undoubtedly a powerful rushing weapon, he has a lot of work to do in the passing department. The Bears will be starting a second-year player in Braxton Jones at left tackle, with a rookie in Darnell Wright on his right. There are a lot of question marks with Fields and the offense, and it will be exciting to see whether development or regression ensues.
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20. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Interestingly, the Steelers have no critical losses from the off-season while adding some significant offensive line cogs and a strong wide receiver in Allen Robinson II. The new-look offensive line featuring the veteran Isaac Seumalo could be a force to contend with in 2023. Plus, the Steelers drafted tight end Darnell Washington in the third round, who looks to be a potentially powerful weapon in two-TE sets with Pat Freiermuth.
Robinson should help to bolster a solid receiving corps featuring George Pickens and Diontae Johnson. The Steelers remain with Kenny Pickett at quarterback. There are many question marks regarding Pickett's ultimate viability in the NFL as a second-year quarterback, and 2023 will be a significant proving ground for him.
The success of the offensive line will be a deciding factor in whether the Steelers can take strides in the right direction. The Steelers have reason to believe this may be a successful offensive season, yet this is certainly a unit that could go either way.
19. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
Las Vegas is undoubtedly fielding a different unit than it did in 2022, with the departure of QB Derek Carr and the addition of Jimmy Garoppolo under center. The receiving crew looks to be significantly overhauled with Mack Collins out of town and both tight ends in Darren Waller and Foster Moreau gone.
Significant moves have been made and the primary wide receivers include Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow and Jakobi Meyers, along with tight ends Austin Hooper and rookie Michael Mayer. Garoppolo has a relationship with head coach Josh McDaniels going back from New England, and it will be interesting to see what kind of chemistry may quickly fall into place between the two.
With Adams and stalwart running back Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas has about as much talent as you could hope for at the number one wide receiver and running back positions.Much of this team's success should come down to the offensive line's effectiveness and Garoppolo's ultimate ability to control the offense.
18. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
The Saints now have a supposed quarterback solution in Derek Carr after a difficult season with Andy Dalton last year. Nonetheless, Dalton ranked 21st in passer rating in 2022 was not drastically different from Carr’s. Besides adding Carr and losing Dalton, the most notable aspect should be a more healthy offensive line.
Wide receivers Marquez Calloway and Jarvis Landry are gone and have yet to be replaced with any talent of note. This leaves Carr with what is, at this point, a questionable Michael Thomas, who has yet to return to his formerly dominant form, and Chris Olave in his second year as his only significant weapons at WR.
Alvin Kamara is suspended for the first three games of the season, leaving the Saints thin in the backfield. However, they have addressed this need with the addition of Jamaal Williams and Kendre Miller. Carr’s ability to make a significant difference on this team will likely be the deciding factor for the Saints offensively. The other key factor is the ability of Michael Thomas' ability to return to superstar form.
17. ATLANTA FALCONS
The Falcons seem to have made a stand as a running-focused team in a pass-happy league. They obtained 8th overall pick RB Bijan Robinson in the offseason despite featuring one of the top rushing offenses in the NFL in 2022. Picking up TE Jonnu Smith in the offseason will enable some interesting two-TE sets featuring Kyle Pitts and Smith on the field together. Adding WR Mack Hollins adds another big body to the mix in what looks to be a generally bruising unit that also features the 6-4, 213-pound WR Drake London.
It seems that the Falcons are going their own way with a team that will excel at blocking and look to run the ball whenever possible. Head coach Arthur Smith has had success with this approach at Tennessee with Derrick Henry-led offenses, so he might be just the guy to make it work.
Nonetheless, second-year QB Desmond Ridder is a big question mark, even though Atlanta will likely look to minimize the passing game. It wouldn't be surprising to see new acquisition Taylor Heinecke take the field if Ridder fails to do the job. Ultimately, this team's success will likely fall on whether its unique run-centric approach pays off in today's NFL.
16. NEW YORK GIANTS
The Giants come into 2023 having had a surprisingly successful offensive season in 2022. Brian Daboll drastically improved what had been a struggling offensive unit despite possessing the same core talent (namely Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and Darius Slayton) before his arrival.
Daboll's schemes particularly helped to enable Daniel Jones to improve his rushing game at the NFL level. Jones became a significant weapon on the ground, running for 700-plus yards and seven touchdowns. If 2022 is any indication, Daboll's coaching prowess should continue improving this Giants team in 2023.
Nonetheless, the Giants still lack a number-one wide receiver, but they have added an impact tight end when healthy in Darren Waller. Health is a major question mark for the aging Waller, and it remains to be seen how much of a factor he will be for the Giants in 2023. It appears that the Giants are poised to remain a competitive offense in 2023, but perhaps more moves could have been made to catapult this unit to the next level.
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15. NEW YORK JETS
The Jets were undoubtedly one of the worst offenses in the NFL in 2022 by just about any metric to consider. However, this is certainly a new-look team with one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time in Aaron Rodgers at the helm. Nonetheless, there are major concerns on the offensive line, and Rodgers will need protection to improve on what was ultimately a poor 2022 season.
Rodgers has brought some of his receiving weapons from Green Bay with him in Allen Lazard and his old buddy Randall Cobb. It is also important to note that Rogers will be reunited with Nathaniel Hackett, an offensive coordinator with whom he's had success and familiarity. The question at hand is if last year indicates the start of a downward trend for Rodgers or was it merely a “blip” in his Hall of Fame career.
Before his season-ending ACL injury in 2022, Breece Hall was one of the best running backs in the league, averaging 5.8 yards per carry. He may have a hard time regaining his position from former Viking Dalvin Cook, one of the most explosive backs in the game. The Jets are certainly a coin-flip team as to whether they will move up or down the rankings based on the Rodgers-led offense..
14. CLEVELAND BROWNS
Fielding a largely middle-of-the-pack offense in 2022, we are ranking the Browns just about the same this year, albeit with a lot more upside. It remains to be seen whether former star QB Deshaun Watson can return to pre-suspension form, yet his poor performance late in 2022 may be an outlier. With some post-suspension NFL action under his belt and an entire off-season of work with the team, Watson could return to form.
Some decent moves have been made in the offseason with the addition of wide receivers Elijah Moore and Cedric Tillman. Amari Cooper remains, as does Donovan Peoples-Jones, giving Watson some solid weapons to work with.
The loss of Kareem Hunt stings as he was effectively used in tandem with star running back Nick Chubb. Nonetheless, Chubb is one of the best running backs in the league and should have another excellent year. The Browns continue to tout a strong offensive line, and ultimately Watson’s form should tell the tale of whether this Browns team can excel beyond expectation.
13. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
The Seahawks were a big surprise in 2022, as the loss of Russell Wilson only improved the play at quarterback for the team. As it turned out, Geno Smith was a drastically superior quarterback to Wilson last season, leading the Seahawks to a top-10-scoring offensive showing. He signed a significant three-year, $75 million contract on the back of this breakout year, meaning Seattle is putting their trust in the 32-year-old Smith for now.
Adding draft pick Jaxon Smith-Njigba adds to an already potent receiving duo of D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, giving Smith even more to work with in the passing game. They will have a strong young backfield duo of Kenneth Walker III and second-round pick Zach Charbonnet.
With the addition of some fresh young talent via the draft, the Seahawks look only to improve unless Smithtakes a step backwards.
12. MIAMI DOLPHINS
In 2022, the Dolphins were a highly successful offense, particularly in the passing game, good for a 7th overall DVOA rating despite a mediocre rushing attack. Ultimately, the speedy receiving duo of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa proved to be largely unstoppable under this Mike McDaniel-directed offense.
Adding Braxton Berrios adds some depth to the receiving corps. Since Hill and Waddle get most of the defensive attention, major openings may be created for other Dolphins receivers. Nonetheless, some considerable issues on the offensive line may hamstring the Dolphins from moving further up the rankings.
Yet, we must also mention the addition of round three draft pick Devon Achane at running back. The speed and explosiveness of Achane will add to an already solid backfield featuring veteran Raheem Mostert. If the offensive line for the Dolphins can step up, this could be one of the top offenses in the league.
11. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
The Vikings are a team that made very few moves in the off-season. The loss of Adam Thielen and Irv Smith Jr. matter, but Thielen is on the downside of his career, while Smith has been replaced by Josh Oliver. T.J. Hockenson is a solid pass-catching tight end, and Oliver can do the job as a blocker.
Thielen is being replaced by Jordan Addison, an athletic rookie who may add an additional spark across from Justin Jefferson. It remains to be seen precisely how effective Addison will be in his rookie year. The Vikings also have an effective pass catcher K.J. Osborn.
Ultimately, this team should perform similarly to 2022, considering the lack of significant moves. Alexander Mattison takes over at running back from Dalvin Cook, who was jettisoned in a salary maneuver.
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10. BALTIMORE RAVENS
The Ravens offense had a subpar 2022 season, partly due to Lamar Jackson missing a portion of the season to injury. When Jackson was on the field, the offense performed significantly better by several metrics. Now the Ravens get the return of their superstar quarterback
With a five-year, $260 million contract for Jackson in the books, we expect a strong season in 2023, barring injury. Particularly as the Ravens have signed Odell Beckham Jr. and Nelson Agholor while drafting Zay Flowers, giving him several exciting weapons to work with. Todd Monken will take over as offensive coordinator and stands to help develop this new-look offense with more potent passing game weapons.
Health may be a concern considering that Jackson has struggled in this department for two seasons. Beckham Jr. Is coming off a torn ACL, and running back J.K. Dobbins has also struggled with injury throughout his three-year career. The success of this unit may lie in its ability to avoid injury attrition.
9. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Jacksonville is coming off a strong 2022 showing and has not made many big moves in the offseason. Yet, Calvin Ridley will return from suspension and has the potential to emerge as the number one receiver for the team. Core pieces in the effective 2022 unit, such as Christian Kirk, Evan Engram, Zay Jones, and of course, QB Trevor Lawrence, will return.
Doug Pederson has proved to be a solid head coach and far more effective than Urban Meyer, who was a disaster in the NFL.. There are some question marks regarding the offensive line. Jawaan Taylor left in free agency, garnering a pretty penny from the Chiefs, and some critical injuries have taken place, leaving uncertainty about who will be healthy.
It is conceivable that Jacksonville may be running out some young and inexperienced pieces on the offensive line. This may be particularly troubling for Lawrence and RB Travis Etienne. Nonetheless, it looks like Cam Robinson (suspension) and Ben Bartch should return to health as the season progresses, so these are likely temporary offensive line issues.
8. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Of all the teams on this list, the Chargers have made among the fewest moves in the off-season. The 2022 season was a bit of a disappointment, yet this is due largely to Justin Herbert having an off-year in his third season and a variety of health concerns for the team. Assuming he can return to his 2021 form and the Chargers can stay healthy, this is likely to be an offense to be reckoned with.
Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have both missed time recently. Left tackle Rashawn Slater was also out for the majority of the year.
All three should be healthy in 2023, and one key move was made in drafting first-round pick Quentin Johnston at WR.
The skill position players are stellar with Herbert, Allen, Williams and running back Austin Ekeler.The addition of Johnston makes this exciting unit even better
7. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
The 49ers will look to build upon what was a strong offensive showing in 2022. Of course, Jimmy Garoppolo is gone, yet it did not appear that he was considered a large part of the Niners' future. San Francisco had considerable success under head coach Kyle Shanahan in 2022, particularly when Brock Purdy ws under center.
Purdy emerged as a surprising asset, going 7-1 as a starting quarterback for San Francisco and showing great poise in two playoff wins. With Shanahan at the helm and weapons like Brandon Aiyuk, Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, and George Kittle, Purdy is in an excellent position to succeed as a quarterback.
It remains to be seen how effective Purdy will be due to his recovery from a UCL injury. It looks like he is on track and the Niners have added Sam Darnold for quarterback depth. The Niners should rank with the best offenses in the league.
6. DETROIT LIONS
The Lions have one of the best offensive lines in the league, allowing the fewest sacks among all teams in 2022. There is no more important factor than the performance of the offensive line.
The Lions achieved significant success in the run game in 2022 and will look to build upon this despite new personnel in the backfield. With Jamaal Williams and D'Andre Swift gone, former Bears RB David Montgomery and 12th overall selection Jahmyr Gibbs will man the Lions' backfield to start the 2023 season. It appears that the Lions' scheme will perfectly suit the skill set of the highly-touted Gibbs.
The receiving game for the Lions leaves a bit to be desired. Outside of star WR1 Amon-Ra St. Brown, there isn't much to work with, particularly with Jameson Williams being suspended for six games. Nonetheless, we largely expect the Lions to pick up where they left off last year, particularly with the addition of the explosive Gibbs out of the backfield.
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5. CINCINNATI BENGALS
As with some of the other better offenses in the league, the Bengals have not made many significant moves in the offseason. They didn’t need to based on their 2022 performance. However, adding offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. will only bolster the Cincinnati offensive line and give Joe Burrow more protection to work his magic under center.
The arguably league best trio of receivers in Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd will return for the Bengals in 2023. Running back Joe Mixon avoided a suspension for his role in an off-the-field incident. The only credible backup for the running back is Trayveon Williams.
Mixon's production will be a crucial factor as to whether this Bengals offense moves up or down the rankings in 2023. Nonetheless, the improved offensive line looks to make a strong difference in what was already a top-of-the-line NFL offense.
4. DALLAS COWBOYS
The Cowboys experienced some issues on offense in 2022 despite a solid overall season. Dak Prescott struggled with turnovers, and we'd expect to see a bounce back from him in 2023. Adding another receiving weapon in Brandin Cooks should give Prescott another asset to work with.
Tight end Dalton Schultz was lost to free agency, yet his performance in 2022 was not particularly potent. Jake Ferguson and rookie Lucas Schoonmaker take over at the position.
Ezekiel Elliott was released and signed with the Patriots. That does not appear to be a major issue since Tony Pollard has emerged as a more potent force out of the backfield. Dallas continues to field one of the best offensive lines in football and that will keep the Cowboys firmly near the top of the rankings.
3. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
The Jalen Hurts-led Eagles offense should keep on rolling in 2023 after boasting one of the best offenses in football last season. The loss of RB Miles Sanders and offensive guard Isaac Seumalo sting, yet Sanders has been replaced by the RB tandem of D'Andre Swift and Rashaad Penny, and Philadelphia will not miss a beat out of the backfield.
The Eagles have plenty of depth on the offensive line and can afford the loss of Seumalo, having picked Cam Jurgens in the second round of the 2022 draft. A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith are star wide receivers and the addition of former Falcon Olamide Zaccheaus gives Hurts another weapon out of the slot.
If there is one significant question mark, it is that offensive coordinator Shane Steichen has moved on to become head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. This means former quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson will take over as offensive coordinator. As long as this does not cause any issues, there is no reason that the Eagles should not remain as an elite offense.
2. BUFFALO BILLS
With Josh Allen leading the charge, the Bills have solidified themselves as a definite top-five offense in football. There have been some considerable personnel moves for the Bills in the offseason.
Tiny slot receivers Isaiah McKenzie and Cole Beasley are gone and they have been replaced by Trent Sherfield and tight end Dalton Kincaid. They've added even more size by replacing the 5-7, 203-pound RB Devin Singletary with the bruising Latavius Murray and more sizable Damien Harris.
Adding Kincaid at tight end should enable more two-TE sets featuring Dawson Knox, a look the Bills seldom used last season. As good as Buffalo has been, they have fallen short in the playoffs, and it looks like they are trying to make some adjustments to end this trend. It will be interesting to see how this larger lineup fares, still anchored by superstars Allen and Stefon Diggs.
1. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - THE BEST NFL OFFENSE IN 2023
The Super Bowl champion Chiefs rank as the best offense in the NFL. They were No. 1 in 2022, and no considerable losses have occurred that haven't been accounted for, although the departure of offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy must be considered. Still, as long as Andy Reid remains at the helm with NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce (missed Week 1 with knee) on the field, this offense looks likely to keep producing at a high level.
The Chiefs have lost Juju-Smith Schuster, two starting tackles, and Mecole Hardman. Yet, the signings of OTs Jawaan Taylor and Donovan Smith should mitigate the offensive line losses. Kansas City did just fine when they parted ways with superstar wide receiver Tyreek Hill, so the losses of Smith-Schuster and Hardman may not have a significant negative impact.
On top of it, they have some new blood in wide receivers Richie James and Rashee Rice to compensate for these losses. Kansas City has been a team that relies on Kelce as their top pass catcher, and wide receivers have been complementary as Mahomes spreads the ball around. Running back Isiah Pacheco looks to build on his excellent rookie season, and this team appears poised to continue its successes in 2023 despite a poor showing in Week 1 against the Lions.