In our updated NFC Power Rankings, the Eagles stay at No. 1 with the Cowboys and Seahawks right on their heels.
Unlike their counterparts in the other conference, the NFC boasts several stacked rosters rather than elite quarterbacks. Don’t get me wrong, Jalen Hurts is as good as anyone not named Patrick Mahomes. And Dak Prescott is far better than the majority of folks care to admit.
Still, even with career years from Kirk Cousins, Geno Smith, Daniel Jones, and Jared Goff, it is hard to say they are top-tier talents at the position. The true outlier at the moment is the injured Kyler Murray, as he has shown MVP flashes early in his career, but again will be forced off the field due to injury.
Other teams in the conference have promising young talent behind center. Justin Fields, Jordan Love, and Desmond Ridder were some of my favorites in their respective drafts, and will all be given the opportunity to lead a franchise this season.
NFC Power Rankings: Cowboys, Seahawks Rank High On The List
Let’s take a deeper look at the rosters, strength of schedule, and other off-season notes for each of the 16 teams in the NFC. These updated Power Rankings will count down from 16 to 1, beginning with…
16: Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals are pretty easily the worst team in the NFL when factoring in Kyler Murray’s injury and the general lack of talent on the roster. This year’s draft was an impressive debut for general manager Monti Ossenfort, but he has a long way to go before Arizona sniffs the postseason.
15: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers are suffering a lot of the same issues as they enter the 2023 NFL season with uncertainty littered across the roster. Who will be the starting quarterback? Can the offensive line stay healthy? Is the defense too old? All these questions lead to the No. 15 spot in our NFC Power Rankings.
14: Chicago Bears
The Bears committed to quarterback Justin Fields this offseason and began overhauling the roster in free agency and at the 2023 NFL Draft. Still, Chicago finds itself in the middle tier of NFC teams. Until Fields proves he can win games with his arm, the Bears will sit toward the bottom of most Power Rankings.
13: Washington Commanders
The Commanders narrowly missed a playoff berth in 2022, but the roster has taken a few hits this offseason. Not to mention the uncertainty around Chase Young’s future with the franchise. Second-year signal-caller, Sam Howell, is slated to start for Washington, which stops me from elevating the Commanders in these Power Rankings.