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Every NFL Team's Offensive Weapon Situation Ranked

Every NFL Team's Offensive Weapon Situation Ranked

Written by: Aaron Ussery

Heading into training camp, now is a great time to check in on the state of each team's overall roster. Below I rank all 32 teams' current offensive weapon situations from the worst to the best. Read below to see how your team stacks up against the rest of the league.


32. Chicago Bears

Key Players: RB David Montgomery, WR Darnell Mooney, TE Cole Kmet

The offseason plan for Chicago was pretty obvious: tear it all down. The previous regime had left behind a grizzly-sized mess for GM Ryan Poles, so many big name players had to go. Chief among those big names were the likes of Allen Robinson and Jimmy Graham, two players that had been staples in the Windy City for most of Matt Nagy's tenure (for better or for worse).

Both are gone, and there isn't much proven talent here to replace them. Montgomery has had some nice moments thus far, but is far from the league's most dynamic back. Mooney still projects as more of a secondary target than a true WR1, and unless he can take a major step forward this is still looking like one of the worst wideout corps in the league. Cole Kmet caught 60 targets for 612 yards last season but didn't have a single touchdown.

There's a chance that Mooney and Kmet can continue progressing and break out in 2022, but all the projection and uncertainty makes it easy for me to call this the worst set of offensive weapons in the NFL right now.


31. Houston Texans

Key Players: RB Marlon Mack, WR Brandin Cooks, TE Brevin Jordan

Houston took a small step in the right direction this offseason, but glancing over their offensive depth chart shows you there's still quite a ways to go. There's a few interesting pieces here, but as a whole it's still lacking in elite playmakers.

The rushing offense was abysmal last season, so Marlon Mack was added in the offseason to give the RB room a bit of a boost. Given his recent injury history, however, his actual contribution may wind up being less than what the team would like. Expect a committee approach, with Rex Burkhead and rookie Dameon Pierce getting plenty of carries as well.

Cooks still looks like a one-man show at wide receiver, but there's still a chance Nico Collins could step up in his second year and grow into more of a sidekick. The team may also get some help from rookie John Metchie when he's able to return from his ACL injury. TE Brevin Jordan will most likely be contending with Pharoah Brown and Teagan Quitoriano for the starting job, though none of them really jump out as exciting options.


30. New England Patriots

Key Players: RB Damien Harris, RB Rhamondre Stevenson, TE Hunter Henry

There's a lot to like with the starting RB tandem of Harris and Stevenson, and both James White and newcomer Pierre Strong can serve as chance of pace options to the powerful duo.

The team got a ton of red zone production from Hunter Henry last season, but next to nothing from fellow free agent pickup Jonnu Smith. The hope will likely be for both to step up more in 2022, given their contracts, but there's worse tight end situations in the league.

There is not, however, a worse wide receiver room in the NFL right now than the one in Foxboro. A unit consistent of Devante Parker, Kendrick Bourne, Nelson Agholor, and Jakobi Meyers just isn't gonna get it done. Rookie WR Tyquan Thornton will have to be the second coming of Tyreek Hill just to lift this group into league average territory.

Tyquan Thornton is also most certainly not going to be the second coming of Tyreek Hill, so... yeah.


29. Jacksonville Jaguars