This is not me ranking Sam Darnold above the other QB's! This is me ranking what based off of coaching, full rosters (on paper), last years good & bad, and etc. Not doing any specific rankings but if I had to I would put Sam third behind Tom Brady and Matt Ryan. I would put Winston above Sam, but Winston only put up more numbers because he had a wayyy better team. And Winston had more turnovers than Sam. They are both tied to me. Two chuck artists (gunslingers)
Lots of room for error here and I think the spread of possible outcomes for most of the teams is wider than ever.
Tampa is the obvious and clear favorite. Frankly, until Brady starts showing that Manning-like slide, they'll be at the top.
My Pick: 12-14 wins
Atlanta has the best offense in the division, so if they can muster an average defense they will be tough. But....they are still the Falcons....
My Pick: 6-10 wins
New Orleans is the most interesting. This is a ready made contending team loaded with talent....but massive question marks at QB. I have an interesting way of breaking this down.
Golden Calf of Bristol 2.0: 7-9 wins
Winston: 8-12 wins
For us, I think we still have a lot of roster holes, so I suspect a lot will depend on how our QB fares.
Good Darnold: 7-11 wins
Regular Darnold: 3-6 wins