The NFL looks to be even more competitive this season. While the Buccaneers will look to win it all again, here’s a look at other teams who pose as true contenders this year.
The Super Bowl is set to take place at SoFi Stadium in California for the 2021-22 NFL season. These are the top teams who can win the Super Bowl this season:
1. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs made some major changes to their offensive line this offseason. Signing notable players such as Joe Thuney and Kyle Long wasn’t enough. They traded for star tackle Orlando Brown and also drafted center Creed Humphrey.
While this should be a clear upgrade to their offensive line, the defense also bulked up after drafting linebacker Nick Bolton.Here’s what head coach Andy Reid said about Bolton: “He’s Tiger-tough. He’s out there battling. You have to love it. He’s got great instincts. He’s very intelligent. Did a nice job.”
Moreover, with Mahomes set to be guarded behind an elite offensive line, his odds of winning the MVP increases. However, here’s what the star quarterback declared sometime back:
“At the end of the day, whatever the record is, whether it’s 20-0 or whatever it is, [if] you’re winning the last game of the season, then you’re going to be happy with whatever happened earlier in the season.”
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers brought back all their 22 starters from their Super Bowl run last season, making them automatic competitors this year.
The offense is perhaps one of the most explosive in the NFL. Wide receivers Mike Evens, Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin create a terrifying trio for any defense. Furthermore, the Brady-Gronkowski connection continues to survive.
The defense is no short of stars either. With players such as Devin White, Lavonte David and star pass rusher Shaquil Barrett, any offense will have a tough time getting past them.
What may be a problem is the idea of regression. It’s extremely tough to maintain high-level production, while age also plays a key role here. The true question lies however, if each player will be able to perform equally or better than last season. No matter what, the 43-year-old quarterback Tom Brady will be looking for his 8th Super Bowl ring.
3. Cleveland Browns
The Browns’ primary goal was to solidify their defense, and they effectively did so. Signing Cornerback Troy Hill to play opposite Denzel Ward creates an elite duo in the secondary.
Moreover, newly added safety John Johnson III immediately bulks up the defense and should limit any offense from making deep explosive plays.
However, the Browns didn’t stop there. They signed defensive end Jadeveon Clowney who is supposed to be the starter against Myles Garrett. Even though Clowney didn’t record a single sack last season, he was extremely disruptive.
In addition, young players such as Takkarist Mckinley, Greg Newsome II and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah will provide even more talent.
4. Buffalo Bills
- Baltimore Ravens
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams