A lot can happen in a year, so we took a stab at ranking all 32 teams’ passing attacks with the bulk of the offseason moves in the rearview mirror.
We are now at the point of the NFL offseason where it’s a waiting game. Free agency is long gone, the 2023 NFL Draft has come and gone and now, it’s all about getting ready for those grueling training camp practices before the preseason kicks off.
With the season fast approaching, we decided to look back at last year’s offensive performances as a whole; specifically the air attacks.
From there, we assessed the offseason additions, subtractions and attempted to power rank every team from a passing offense standpoint.
You think you know the top 10? You just might, but buckle up. There will be some surprises along the way.
NFL Power Rankings: Predicting the best passing attacks for the 2023 season:
32. Atlanta Falcons
At the very bottom of the pack are the Atlanta Falcons. Second-year quarterback Desmond Ridder has a whole lot to prove, especially for a team that could be in on the 2024 quarterback class. He has said a lot of the right things this offseason and seems excited about what Atlanta has going on, offensively.
But, this Falcons offense is still going to be a running team, first. Last year, the Falcons finished third in the NFL in rushing with a myriad of ball carriers contributing. The biggest difference between last year and this year?
It will help the offense, and run game as a whole, when you are able to boast one of the best running back prospects of this century, and Robinson is sure to get a huge workload.
Now, Atlanta should get the ball to Kyle Pitts and Drake London from time to time. After all, Atlanta didn’t draft Pitts no. 5 overall, once upon a time, to be a blocker, right? Those two should see some more action, but the Falcons are going to be a running team and Ridder might struggle.