The upcoming NFL season is sure to be an exciting one, with the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs looking to repeat and a host of other teams hoping to dethrone them. The offseason saw some major changes in personnel and coaching staffs across the league, so it’s anyone’s guess as to who will come out on top this year.
One team that could make a run at the title is the New Orleans Saints. They have been perennial contenders for years now, but they haven’t been able to get over the hump and win it all since their 2009 Super Bowl victory. This offseason they made some big moves, signing quarterback Jameis Winston and trading for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders from San Francisco. With these two additions plus star running back Alvin Kamara leading the way, there’s no reason why this team can’t compete for a championship in 2021.
Another team that could surprise people is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After signing Tom Brady last year, expectations were high but ultimately unmet as they fell short of making it into postseason play despite having one of the best offenses in football led by Brady himself. However, this offseason was even more impressive than last year’s as they added tight end Rob Gronkowski via trade along with wide receivers Antonio Brown and Leonard Fournette through free agency signings; not only do these three give Brady more weapons than he had last season but also provide him with experience playing together which should help them gel quickly on offense once training camp begins later this summer.
The Baltimore Ravens are another squad that has potential to make noise during 2021 campaign after coming off an 11-5 record last season where Lamar Jackson won MVP honors while leading his team deep into playoffs before falling just short against Buffalo Bills in Divisional Round game; however if their defense can improve upon its performance from 2020 then there’s no telling how far Baltimore might go next year especially considering fact that offensive side ball remains largely intact save addition rookie running back Javonte Williams who should add depth backfield rotation alongside Mark Ingram II & Gus Edwards Jr..
Finally we have reigning champions Kansas City Chiefs who look poised defend their crown after re-signing QB Patrick Mahomes long term deal worth up $503 million dollars ensuring franchise cornerstone remain place least until 2031; additionally KC bolstered roster further by adding WR Sammy Watkins (via free agency) TE Noah Fant (via draft) giving Mahomes even more targets work with when trying move chains down field or score touchdowns red zone situations – something already did quite well prior those acquisitions!
All four teams mentioned above have legitimate chances winning Super Bowl LV come February 2022 though odds makers currently favor Chiefs (+400) followed closely behind Saints (+500), Bucs (+600), Ravens (+700). It goes without saying any number things happen between now then so stay tuned see what happens when regular season kicks off September 9th!
The New York Times