1. Green Bay Packers
Regardless of what happens this season, this will be QB Aaron Rodgers’ last year in Green Bay. Get your popcorn ready.
2. Minnesota Vikings
The window is just about shut for this team to be serious contenders. QB Kirk Cousins cannot start this season like he did in 2020.
3. Chicago Bears
The front office admitted they made a mistake drafting QB Mitch Trubisky and traded up to select QB Justin Fields. Whom they believe will help keep their jobs…I mean get to the playoffs.
4. Detroit Lions
Their house was cleaned from top to bottom. There will be growing pains this season, but the structure is in place.
Head Coach: Matt LaFleur
Key Position: Quarterback
Key Acquisitions: LB De’Vondre Campbell (Arizona Cardinals), WR Randall Cobb (Houston Texans), OT Dennis Kelly (Tennessee Titans)
Key Rookies: CB Eric Stokes, OL Josh Myers
Head Coach: Mike Zimmer
Key Position: Defense
Key Acquisitions: CB Bashaud Breeland (Kansas City Chiefs), CB Patrick Peterson (Arizona Cardinals), DT Sheldon Richardson (Cleveland Browns), DT Dalvin Tomlinson (New York Giants), LB Nick Vigil (LA Chargers), DE Stephen Weatherly (Carolina Panthers), DB Xavier Woods (Dallas Cowboys)
Key Rookies: OT Christian Darrisaw
Head Coach: Matt Nagy
Key Position: Offense
Key Acquisitions: DL Angelo Blackson (Arizona Cardinals), QB Andy Dalton (Dallas Cowboys), WR Marquise Goodwin (Philadelphia Eagles), LB Alec Ogletree (New York Jets), WR Breshad Perriman (New York Jets), OL Jason Peters (Philadelphia Eagles), OL Elijah Wilkinson (Denver Broncos), RB Damien Williams (Kansas City Chiefs)
Key Rookies: QB Justin Fields, OT Teven Jenkins
Head Coach: Dan Campbell (New Orleans Saints)
Key Position: Everything
Key Acquisitions: LB Alex Anzalone (New Orleans Saints), DL Michael Brockers (LA Rams), QB Jared Goff (LA Rams), WR Kalif Raymond (Tennessee Titans), K Austin Seibert (Cincinnati Bengals), RB Jamaal Williams (Green Bay Packers), WR Tyrell Williams (Las Vegas Raiders)
Key Rookies: OT Penei Sewell, DT Levi Onwuzurike, DT Alim McNeil, DB Ifeatu Melifonwu, WR Amon-Ra St. Brown