Top 10 NFL Teams with the Best Offenses Going Into the 2020-21 SeasonOffense is an important piece of the game for any team. While “defense wins championships”, you need to score points to get there. These teams have a few playmakers to give defensive coordinators nightmares and give defenses fits all game long.
The Top Ten
To me without a doubt the best offense has to be the Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes proves that no lead is safe and with Andy Reid it’s an unfair duo for the rest of the league Travis Kelce is the best Tight End in the league, Tyreek Hill is a nightmare to contain, Mecole Hardman Demarcus Robinson Sammy Watkins and Clyde Edwards Helaire round out an offense that is deadly from every angle with no signs of slowing down. They can put points on the board just ask the Texans Titans and 49ers about how dynamic this offense is they didn’t do much in the draft but they didn’t really need to fix an offense that’s not broken to begin with
With Drew Brees at the helm the Saints offense is top 10 material but I’ll argue that what makes them top 3 in my book is what they did without Brees. Teddy Bridgewater was undefeated. Not to discredit Brees but Bridgewater got the job done. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara deserve credit and adding Emmanuel Sanders only makes things more interesting there’s really not a lot to hate about the Saints offense
The Ravens Offense is scary good mostly thanks to Lamar Jackson but Mark Ingram, Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews this team has one main method of attack and that is run.. they run like crazy. Lamar Jackson is unlike anything we’ve seen before and if they can repeat last year look out NFL. The only weakness I see is if you stop their run game you stop them dead in their tracks.
Sure The Cowboys failed to make the playoffs last season but I’d argue it was the defense more than anything that kept the Cowboys out of the playoffs. That offense was second in DVOA, first in yards per play and fourth in offensive yards per play. You can't ask for much more production than what the Cowboys had. Dak is a decent QB and with guys like Amari Cooper Michael Gallup Zeke and now CeeDee Lamb that offense just got even better. These guys can put up big numbers. If they fail to make the playoffs it won’t be the fault of the offense unless everyone has a step back season
The Browns have some of the best skill position players in the NFL. While they didn’t show it last year it was partly because of an O line that was awful and Freddie Kitchens was unfit for a head coaching role. Baker Mayfield regressed but those first two factors are part of the problem. This Browns team fixed some of their problems by bringing in Kevin Stefanski and adding protection for Baker in Jack Conklin and Jedrick Wills. The record doesn’t show it but last year Jarvis Landry (83 catches, 1,174 yards, six touchdowns) and Odell Beckham (74 catches, 1,034 yards, four touchdowns) were among the league's most productive receiving tandems. Add in Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and Austin Hooper and this is a legit lineup of talent. As long as Baker Mayfield has a solid year there’s promise in Cleveland
The Bucs have a legitimate core on offense and the most accomplished Quarterback in Tom Brady. Last year he had a down year but New England also had a very poor receiving core. Now in Tampa, Brady will have Gronk back, Chris Goodwin Mike Evans OJ Howard and even Ronald Jones to an extent will make for what should be an exciting team to watch. Question is how will Brady adapt now that he’s with Arians and not Belichick? Also Brady isn’t getting any younger
The 49ers don’t have many big names like some of the other teams. Jimmy Garoppolo is serviceable but he’s no Pat Mahomes what the Niners have is versatility, speed, and a coach who can bring it all together. George Kittle is a game changer, Brandon Aiyuk could play a role and despite Debo Samuel out for some time they have Raheem Mostert. This will be an exiting team to watch for sure.
Arizona you can thank Bill O Brien’s stupidity for making this list. The Cardinals offense just picked up some major firepower in DeAndre Hopkins. I’m not sold on Kliff Kingsbury’s Air Raid scheme but you can’t deny the talent here is formidable. Larry Fitzgerald is somehow still going strong meanwhile Kenyan Drake and Christian Kirk make for a well rounded group. This is assuming Kyler Murray makes a big leap in year 2. The pieces are here for something interesting
Coming in at #10 on my list we have the Eagles. Obviously last year they had injuries all around. They still somehow limped into the playoffs despite all of that. Zach Ertz and Dallas Godert are legit threats. Miles Sanders had a solid season last year and with Jalen Reagor John Hightower and Marquise Goodwin there’s depth here. Carson Wentz can thrive if he stays healthy at least if he goes down they have Jalen Hurts to save the day. I still think they need some time to bond and develop chemistry but the potential is there.
Here we have a potential dark horse offense. The Broncos could have something going. Drew Lock I feel is a little raw still only because he’s played 5 games so far. He still has a lot to prove but that should be easy with the surrounding cast including Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, Phillip Lindsay veteran Melvin Gordon and rookie Jerry Jeudy there’s some firepower with that group for sure.