NFL Power Rankings of the entire AFC after the 2022 preseason

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. . New York Jets. 14. team. 30.

No.14 Pre-Season Ranking: New York Jets
2021 Record: 4-13

Robert Saleh’s patience in developing his team during the off-season has served his franchise well. New York’s selections in the 2022 NFL Draft added depth to their improving roster. Garrett Wilson, Jermaine Johnson, Breece Hall, and Ahmad Gardner make for an impressive Jets rookie class, but how quickly can these first-year players adjust? While New York grooms their newest draft class, players like Zach Wilson will look to improve from last season.

His 2,334 passing yards and nine touchdowns will allow Wilson to make bigger strides this season. A knee injury has fans wondering if Wilson will be ready for the opening week of the season. Regardless, the Jets understand that their franchise is in the rebuilding phase – working to leave their mark on the upcoming season.

. Denver Broncos. 13. team. 45. .

No.13 Pre-Season Ranking: Denver Broncos
2021 Record: 7-10

Adding an elite quarterback to the roster will not be enough for Nathaniel Hackett’s team to win the AFC title this season. In 2021, Wilson finished the season with 25 touchdowns and only six interceptions – the second-fewest interception total in the league. Developing chemistry with his new receiving core is imperative for No.3 for the upcoming season.

Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy has developed a reputation for making big plays during his career and has every intention of continuing his success as a downfield threat. Russell Wilson is a Super Bowl caliber gunslinger – but who will make plays for Denver’s defense? Without the presence of veteran Von Miller on defense, the Broncos will struggle to defend the endzone – forcing Wilson to play perfectly for most of the regular season.