2022 NFL Power Rankings: Rams, Bills look like teams to beat entering training camp

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ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO – JUNE 13: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos throws during a mandatory mini-camp at UCHealth Training Center on June 13, 2022 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

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8. Denver Broncos

There were rumors for a couple of years that Russell Wilson and the Seahawks were headed toward a split. Then in the 2022 offseason, it finally happened as he was traded to the Denver Broncos.

They did lose Noah Fant in the trade which was less than ideal but there are still more than enough pass-catchers for Wilson to light it up in his new home.

Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, and Albert Okwuegbunam all had success with Teddy Bridgewater and should be even better with Wilson.

On defense, they added Randy Gregory which should help them get after the quarterback — and with Derek Carr, Justin Herbert, and Patrick Mahomes in their division, this is going to be very important.

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7. Los Angeles Chargers

In his first two seasons in the NFL, Just Herbert has thrown for 9,350 yards with 69 touchdowns against 25 picks. He’s been a complete stud but unfortunately for the Los Angeles Chargers, it hasn’t been enough for them to find much success.

They were 9-8 in 2021 but just missed the postseason and are now 15-17 with Herbert as the starter. L.A. did retain Mike Williams while also adding Gerald Everett at tight end which should help. But what’s most important is the improvement they made on defense.

Los Angeles not only signed J.C. Jackson, who had 17 picks the past two seasons for New England, but they also landed Khalil Mack in a trade with Chicago. Mack might not be the stud he was a few years ago, but as the No. 2 pass rusher across from Joey Bosa, he could have a huge season.