The Falcons, as they have been for well over a decade, are built around a high-powered offense. Once again, that looks to be the case in 2020 with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones leading the way, along with a group of fresh new faces that could be the future of the organization. For the sake of this article, I am going to start at ten and work my way down to the best offensive weapon group heading into the 2020 season.
10. Green Bay Packers
There’s not much depth with this unit, but any Aaron Rodgers led offense should make a top ten list, especially one featuring Aaron Jones — one of the most underrated backs in the league — and Davante Adams, one of the most underappreciated wide receivers in the league.
9. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks snuck in here for one primary reason: Russell Wilson. Right now, he’s a top-three quarterback in the NFL. Their three-headed monster at running back of Chris Carson, Rashad Penny, and Carlos Hyde hold their weight as well. However, their receiving core leaves something to be desired. Tyler Lockett is reliable, and D.K. Metcalf had a promising rookie year, but they need a little more in that department to move up this list.
8. Arizona Cardinals
Here’s a sneaky one a lot of people may not agree with me on, but I’m high on the Cardinals offensive weapons. Their offensive line may prevent them from reaching their full potential, but Kyler Murray — who is a stud — and company are on the rise. The addition of DeAndre Hopkins gives this receiving core a silly amount of depth, featuring Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, and Hakeem Butler, and I think Kenyan Drake has a ton of potential as a RB1. Watch out for the Cardinals offense.
7. Cleveland Browns
I’m going out on a limb here, but I’m not ready to give up just yet on Cleveland after underperforming last season. Expectations were way too high. This year, they will put things together. Baker Mayfield has plenty of talent to succeed. OBJ and Jarvis Landry are a ridiculous one-two punch. Nick Chubb is among the best running backs in football, and they added Austin Hooper in free agency. If Mayfield takes a step forward, this is a scary bunch.
6. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons have the potential to be much higher on this list, but there are several unknowns. Can Todd Gurley continue to be an explosive force? Can Hayden Hurst replace Austin Hooper’s production? Is Calvin Ridley on the verge of a breakout? I also really like Russell Gage. If all of these things come to fruition, this is a top 3 offense in the NFL, but we have to see it first.
5. Baltimore Ravens
This isn’t you’re prototypical offense, but it doesn’t have to be when you have a superhuman like Lamar Jackson under center. Mark Andrews is a perfect target for him, and this running game is insane, led by Mark Ingram, who I love. Hollywood Brown should only get better as well, and I also like the addition of J.K. Dobbins. Baltimore’s offense is plenty enough to give opposing defensive coordinators nightmares.
4. Dallas Cowboys
A lot of people are Dak Prescott haters; I’m not one of those people. He’s a top ten quarterback in football. Ezekial Elliot might be the best running back in football, and this receiving core is now even more loaded after the draft with Ceedee Lamb. Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Lamb might be the best receiver group in football.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I have to say it’s not ideal that two of my top three offensive cores lie in the NFC South. However, it’s difficult to argue otherwise. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin is the best one-two punch at the wide receiver position. I know Rob Gronkowski has had some time off, but he will still be one of the elite tight ends in football, and Tom Brady is Tom Brady. They might be able to challenge for the top spot if they had a proven running back on their roster.
2. New Orleans Saints
It pains me to say this, but you have to give the Saints their due. Drew Brees may not have many years left in him, but he’s still one of the best QBs in football. Michael Thomas is a star, and so is Alvin Kamara. The addition of Emmanuel Sanders also completes their receiving core, and you can’t forget about that pesky Taysom Hill.
1. Kansas City Chiefs
I’m not sure this one is really up for debate. Patrick Mahomes is head and shoulders above every other quarterback in the league. Their receiving core is loaded with explosive weapons like Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Mecole Hardman. They have the second-best tight end in football in Travis Kelce, and I absolutely love the addition of Clyde Edwards-Helaire. This is the best offensive weapon group in football, and it’s not even close.
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