The NFC is residence to the best QB of all time, and the back-to-back MVP- will both of them make a run to the Tremendous Bowl this 12 months? There are my picks to win every division in 2022 (Playoff groups in daring)

NFC WEST

Prediction:

  • Los Angeles Rams
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Seattle Seahawks

This division has the defending Tremendous Bowl Champion, and a lot of the gamers on that workforce, exterior of Odell Beckham Jr and Von Miller, return. The Rams are a lock to win the division.

Subsequent up is the San Francisco 49ers, and never solely do I’ve them making the playoffs, I’m going to go in opposition to the grain and say it’s *as a result of* of the best way Trey Lance leads this workforce, not regardless of it. With Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk by his facet, Lance goes to attain a variety of factors.

I belief Kyler Murray to guide the Arizona Cardinals to the playoffs. I don’t belief Kliff Kingsbury to guide the Arizona Cardinals wherever exterior of a good Scottsdale cocktail social gathering. The Cardinals didn’t improve the roster wherever throughout the offseason. Each unit is both the identical as final 12 months, or barely worse. That’s not going to get it achieved.

It doesn’t make sense to me that Pete Carroll would consider his Seahawks as being in rebuild mode, which implies he really believes in Geno Smith. I like Geno, and I’m rooting for him to have a redemption story, however I don’t assume it’s going to occur in Seattle.

This is without doubt one of the harder divisions in soccer, however it’s undoubtedly much less powerful for the one workforce that has Aaron Donald.

NFC South

Prediction:

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers

Tampa Bay goes to win the division in a tightly contested race with the Saints. I’m predicting that accidents take a toll on the Buccaneers, however the marriage of Tom Brady and Todd Bowles, and the retention of Byron Leftwich, goes to be sufficient to take the division. 

I’m seeing a giant 12 months for Jameis Winston. Individuals overlook that in his final full 12 months as a starter, he led the NFL in passing yards. With improved eyesight, footwork, and resolution making, he’s able to FINALLY take that subsequent step to Professional Bowl caliber. And one other daring prediction for this Saints offense- Chris Olave goes to be the rookie of the 12 months. 

Talking of former first spherical quarterbacks having a profession resurgence, Marcus Mariota is in Atlanta, and I consider he’s going to depart no query that he deserves to start out on this league. I do know they’re younger, and I do know it’s a full rebuild, however I consider the Falcons will likely be aggressive.

The Panthers alternatively… is David Tepper even making an attempt on the market?

It’s an attention-grabbing division with Baker Mayfield, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota all making an attempt to point out that their QB legacies didn’t finish on the Heisman stage, whereas a 45-year-old with nothing left to show chases an eighth Tremendous Bowl Trophy to place in a case and not using a Heisman trophy.

NFC North

Prediction:

  • Inexperienced Bay Packers
  • Detroit Lions
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Chicago Bears

That is an attention-grabbing division. Perhaps essentially the most attention-grabbing one-playoff workforce division within the NFL.

And that playoff workforce? The Packers, in fact. Inexperienced Bay’s entrance workplace simply retains stripping the Packers offense down to reveal bones 12 months after 12 months in a weird grudge match with their very own beginning QB, and all Aaron Rodgers does is get higher and higher. 

Coming in second, I’ve the Detroit Lions placing collectively a 7-10 season the place all 10 of the groups that beat them come away worse for put on. I’m a believer in Dan Campbell and his employees, and whereas I don’t assume that is the 12 months they make the Zac Taylor Bengals leap to the Tremendous Bowl, they could simply bludgeon their approach to being related within the NFC North.

Third, I’ve Minnesota. In the event that they need to win, they want a change underneath heart. They’ve rattling close to the whole lot else, however I can’t in good conscience trip with Kirk Cousins. Are you able to?

Final up, the Chicago Bears. The one workforce within the NFL that may commerce receiving corps with the Inexperienced Bay Packers. This simply isn’t a aggressive roster, and also you’d should be loopy responsible Justin Fields for the way this upcoming season goes to show out. They simply higher hope they don’t damage him.

One other 12 months of watching among the best QBs of all time bully his division with out the instruments to contend for a second Tremendous Bowl.

NFC EAST

Prediction:

  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Washington Commanders
  • New York Giants

I just like the Eagles. Jalen Hurts doesn’t should do a lot to make this offense run, and that’s good for him, as a result of Shane Steichen doesn’t name a lot of an offense. This workforce’s success goes to be pushed by expertise and depth, and while you take a 9-win workforce and add Haason Reddick, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and AJ Brown, that ain’t unhealthy. Now if the operating again by committee may share a few of these touchdowns with Miles Sanders, perhaps we may make some fantasy house owners pleased.

In second place, and squeaking into that seventh playoff seed, I’ve the Dallas Cowboys. I’m undecided I can say they received higher this offseason, however so long as you’ve gotten Dak Prescott, you’ve gotten an opportunity. Dak was 7 factors away from going 13-Three as a starter final 12 months, and if he had 30 additional seconds, may have staged a playoff comeback in opposition to the 49ers. If the Cowboys offensive line retains Prescott upright, they’ll be in each sport. 

The Commanders and Giants are interchangeable on the backside of the division, however I feel the Commanders may begin out scorching sufficient with Carson Wentz to offer them some cushion to not give up the #Three spot to the Giants late within the season. The Giants are far too depending on Saquon Barkley’s well being for relevance within the division. 

Being on the backside of this division won’t be the worst thought. Are you able to think about Alabama’s Bryce Younger in a Brian Daboll offense?

George Wrighster is a former Pac-12 and long-time NFL tight finish. As a tv/radio host, opinionist, and analyst, who’s UNAFRAID to talk the reality. Opposite to business norms he makes use of, details, stats, and customary sense to win an argument. He has coated faculty soccer, basketball, NFL, NBA, MLB since 2014. By way of years of enjoying faculty soccer, masking bowl video games, teaching modifications, and scandals, he has an incredible pulse for the convention and nationwide perspective.

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