Longtime NFL analyst and writer Peter King is amongst told calling the Buffalo Bills the best team in the league this offseason. He reflected that in his offseason power rankings following the 2022 NFL draft.
In it, King slotted the Bills in the top-overall spot.
As the offseason often goes, the front office–namely general manager Brandon Beane–is in the spotlight. Beane received plenty of praise from King.
Here’s the breakdown:
In Buffalo, I think GM Brandon Beane has done a good job worrying about today while prepping for tomorrow. Beane understands the vital thing is to surround a top-tier franchise quarterback with enough weapons to survive a 17-games-plus-postseason minefield. And Josh Allen definitely has enough to win. Beane gave the offense peace of mind, ensuring that Stefon Diggs can play with a clear head now that he has a new contract. Beane subbed out an aging slot receiver, Cole Beasley, for a good one, Jamison Crowder. Gabriel Davis is a superb number two receiver coming off a historic four-TD playoff game. And insurance was added at tight end with O.J. Howard to supplement Dawson Knox, with second-round back James Cook adding quality depth in the running game.
A team that obliterated New England and got the overtime coin-flip rule changed in the playoffs is better today than it was in January. One bit of caution: Playing at home in the playoffs is a big edge in Buffalo, so coach Sean McDermott’s mantra, even with a comfy lead late in the AFC East, must be No weeks off.
King went on to call the Bills the favorite, but not “overwhelming favorite” to win the Super Bowl in 2022. Still some strong acknowledgment. He also praised the signing of Von Miller and selection of Kaiir Elam at the draft.
Rounding out the top-five of King’s rankings there is a little bit of a surprise. The second-best team isn’t the defending champion Los Angeles Rams or even the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s the Los Angeles Chargers.
Here’s the five:
- 1. Buffalo Bills
- 2. Los Angeles Chargers
- 3. Kansas City Chiefs
- 4. Los Angeles Rams
- 5. Green Bay Packers
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