When you compare teams in the NFL, three main areas are where people focus. Elite offensive players, a list of shutdown defensive players and of course, special teams and kicking units that will not fail.
It is usually the case that we look at each of these individually, to work out who has the best specific part of their team, but what about when you put all three together? Who is the most complete NFL team as we head into the new 2021 season?
For those trying to work out who will eventually win the Super Bowl in February of 2022, this is vitally important. Perhaps even more so if you are placing a wager on the winner, using the best bookies welcome offers to bet on the NFL.
Here is a look at two teams who could be the most complete ahead of the new season, and some others who are not too far behind.
The Browns have taken longer than they would have liked but are finally becoming a legitimate team with stars all over the field. Their offensive line is elite, ranked first for pass blocking and second for run blocking. That gives quarterback Baker Mayfield time to make a play, while he has Kareem Hunt, Nick Chubb and Odell Beckham Jr to give the ball to.
Defensively the Browns were ok last year but have brought in huge improvements during the off-season. Jadeveon Clowney, Malik Jackson, Takk McKinley, Troy Hill and John Johnson have all joined the team, a huge upgrade.
On both sides of the football, the Browns look stacked.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccs have done the impossible, keep together a Super Bowl winning team. Hats off to their front office for this, in the salary cap era we usually see these teams lose multiple players, but the Buccs have kept their pieces together.
Tom Brady has the likes of Mike Evans, Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski, Cameron Brate and OJ Howard to throw to. Their run game isn’t perfect, but with those receiving weapons, it doesn’t need to be.
Stars are found on the defensive side too, with David and Devin White a formidable tandem, plus the likes of Shaq Barrett, Vita Vea and Jason Pierre-Paul well established in the league. Many like their first round pick from this year too, Joe Tryon.
They’ve been there, done it, and retained everyone, so the Buccs have to be involved here.
Best of the Rest
These two appear to be the most complete teams in the NFL, but of course there are many others who will consider themselves contenders for this crown.
The Kansas City Chiefs have to be mentioned here and would probably come close behind the top two in terms of being complete. After those three, the likes of Tennessee, Buffalo and the Chargers would also have to come into the reckoning for this crown, which shows just how exciting and close the new season looks set to be.
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