NFL Offseason 2022: No Complaints Here
This tier has teams that boast over $35 million in cap space. The Bengals, Jets, Broncos, Colts, and Seahawks all have between $36 and $48 million in cap space. The most exciting team is the Bengals, who made it to Super Bowl 56. Their offensive line is their biggest weakness, so they need to add a piece or two to their line before the draft.
The Jets are rebuilding with Zach Wilson and have the financials to add more pieces to the offense and further bolster their defense. They are still a few years away.
The Denver Broncos have a solid roster, exceptional talent on both sides of the ball, and are rumored to be a preferred landing spot for Aaron Rodgers. They have the money to take on Rodgers and his subsequent extension and add a piece or two to bolster their defense and offensive line. Denver should be a playoff team next year.
The Colts went 9-8 with Carson Wentz under center. Wentz was much better statistically but was unable to get the Colts over the hump with a talented roster. Indy is not going to start Wentz in 2022, but they do have the facilities to go out and make a splashy quarterback move.
The Colts have a solid head coach, great offensive line, great running game, and a good GM. They will be fine, no matter who is under center for 2022.
The Seahawks are interesting because Russell Wilson could request a trade, but they have the money to essentially undergo a mini-rebuild to try and appease Wilson and keep him in Seattle.
If Wilson wants a trade, not only would be a major shakeup in the NFL, but the Seahawks would have his contract off their books, more money to spend in free agency, and a bit more draft capital to use from the trade.
All of these teams can take considerable leaps forward in 2022.