NFL Power Rankings Before Free Agency: Can Eagles remain atop NFC?

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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No one would be surprised if these four teams made the postseason (or if they didn’t).

Welcome to the ‘don’t be shocked either way’ tier. We feel like these teams are ready to take a step forward, but don’t be shocked if the opposite happens. They’re equally as capable of taking a step in the wrong direction.

16. Green Bay Packers

Technically, there’s a chance that Aaron Rodgers will remain with the Green Bay Packers after openly flirting with the New York Jets. Certainly, turning the reigns over to Jordan Love is also a possibility.

The Cheeseheads’ attempt to embark on a revenge tour that adds fuel to the consuming blaze stating Kevin O’Connell’s first run with the Minnesota Vikings was a fluke.

15. Seattle Seahawks

We wrote the Seahawks and their quarterback off, and well, neither part decided to write us back.

Sorry, we couldn’t resist.

If you predicted a playoff berth for Seattle last season, give yourself a pat on the back. Now, what will these guys do for an encore?

14. Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are loaded on offense, and now there are Tom Brady rumors.

Wow… Tom Brady might actually wind up in Miami and be tasked with leading the Dolphins. It just sounds wrong, doesn’t it?

13. New York Giants

The New York Giants overachieved last season… sort of. They were expected to finish no higher than third in the NFC East, and that’s exactly what happened.

That’s all it takes to win the NFL’s Coach of the Year trophy, huh? We’re still scratching our heads about that one.