Training camps open this month. Teams have spent the offseason retooling their rosters. So how do all 32 NFL offense stack up from No. 32 to number one?
These are always an exercise in fun and full of great speculation. Who will wind up being the NFL’s top offense this upcoming season? When it comes to these rankings, there’s a lot to consider and that means more than just the performance of the quarterback.
When coming up with this list (and all of these endeavors will always be highly subjective), the men in the trenches, the club’s philosophy and the team’s coaching are equally as important as the skill positions. And truth be told, the more balanced and efficient the attack, the higher the spot in the rankings.
So for the sake of a little humor and a play on words, which of these NFL squads will prove to be the most “offensive?” Well…
32. Miami Dolphins
2018 Review: It proved to be another season in which quarterback Ryan Tannehill couldn’t stay healthy. After missing the stretch run in 2016 and all of ‘17, the former first-round draft choice was limited to just 11 games (enter Brock Osweiler for 5 starts) this past year and would throw for 17 scores while turning over the football 13 times. The Dolphins finished next-to-last in the NFL in total offense and 30th in passing yards per game. And the team finished with a thud, totaling a combined 41 points during a season-ending three-game losing streak.
2019 Key Additions: The team signed journeyman signal-caller Ryan Fitzpatrick and traded for 2018 first-round quarterback Josh Rosen (Cardinals), offsetting the deal that sent Tannehill to Tennessee. The franchise was fairly conservative when it came to adding veteran talent, signing one-time Patriots’ tight end Dwayne Allen and wideouts Ricardo Lewis (Browns) and Allen Hurns (Cowboys). The club used two draft picks on offensive line help.
Analysis: First-time NFL head coach Brian Flores takes over for Adam Gase. The Bill Belichick disciple brought along former Patriots’ receivers coach Chad O’Shea to be his offensive coordinator. The team still has a lot of play-makers at wide receivers (Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson and DeVante Parker) and Kenyon Drake is a versatile option out of the backfield. But can Fitzpatrick and/or Rosen get the job done and is the offensive line capable of solid showing?