From worst to best, how does each team’s offensive unit rate these days?
There’s still more than two months before the 2020 NFL season kicks off at Arrowhead Stadium. An obviously, it’s hard to tell what to expect before then. But it is always interesting to take a look at all 32 teams and all facets of the club. From a club’s potential breakout player this upcoming year to a franchise’s best offseason addition.
It’s late June but here’s a quick evaluation of the league’s 32 offensive units. It’s not just about the team with the best quarterback and not necessarily about the club that scores the most points and gains the most yards. Taken into account is balance, offensive line play and efficiency.
There were a number of key changes this offseason for any number of clubs. So how do these offensive units stack up from 32-1 in this power ranking?
32. Jacksonville Jaguars
The offense is now under the guidance of Jay Gruden. There’s exciting second-year quarterback Gardner Minshew, who showed promise last year but also struggled at times with fumbilitis. The team has a potential star in wideout D.J. Chark while talented running back Leonard Fournette led the Jaguars in rushing and receptions this past year.
31. Washington Redskins
The new head coache is Ron Rivera and the team is hoping to 2019 first-round draft choice Dwayne Haskins is the answer behind center. The latter showed has enjoyed a solid offseason (via John Keim of ESPN). Adrian Peterson and Darrius Guice key the ground attack and young wideouts Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr. bear watching.
30. Cincinnati Bengals
The club used the first overall pick in April on quarterback Joe Burrow (LSU) and Zac Taylor figures to get the most out of the 2019 national champion. The Bengals are still waiting for franchised wide receiver A.J. Green to sign his tender but Tyler Boyd and John Ross return as will running back Joe Mixon. Can the offensive line gel quickly?
29. Carolina Panthers
The franchise went out signed veteran Teddy Bridgewater to be the starter behind center. All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey comes off a huge year and may have to do even more. There’s wideouts D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel and newcomer Robby Anderson (Jets). Matt Rhule is the Panthers’ first offensive-oriented head coach.