There’s no question that the NFL is turning into a much more offensively-driven league. Even though the Denver Broncos proved that defenses still win championships, you still need an elite offense to consistently win games in the NFL. Here are the teams that should have the best offenses in 2016.
The Steelers have two special players on the offensive side of the ball. Antonio Brown could be considered the best wide receiver in the NFL, while as long as he is on the field, Le’Veon Bell is one of the best running backs in the league. The engine that makes it all go is two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger, a winning quarterback with a big arm and the football IQ to go along with it. With DeAngelo Williams, Markus Wheaton, and Sammie Coates also at his disposal, Big Ben and offensive coordinator Todd Haley should put together the best offense in football.
The Cardinals came one game away from playing in the Super Bowl last season, a large part due to the arm of Carson Palmer. Palmer had a career year with 4,671 yards and 35 touchdown passes last season, playing his way into the MVP conversation. Palmer has an excellent receiving corps in Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, John Brown, and Jaron Brown. The Cardinals also have one of the best dual-threat running backs in the league, as David Johnson recorded 1,038 total yards and 12 touchdowns in limited playing time at the beginning of the season.
New England Patriots
As long as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are in New England, the Patriots will possess one of the most potent offenses in the league. Brady led the league with 36 passing touchdowns last season and has the best red zone target in the NFL in Rob Gronkowski. Brady also has Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Martellus Bennett, Chris Hogan, James White, and the running game powered by LeGarrette Blount. The Patriots offense, as always, will be near the top of the league.
The reigning MVP is ready to take the league by storm again. Cam Newton scored 45 total touchdowns last season and now gets a huge upgrade at the wide receiver position with Kelvin Benjamin coming back. The offensive line gives Cam plenty of time, along with creating lanes for running back Jonathan Stewart. Greg Olsen may be the best tight end not named Rob Gronkowski, giving Cam another reliable weapon. The Panthers didn’t make the Super Bowl for no reason, as the Panthers’ offense is one of the league’s best and makes Panthers tickets a must buy.
New York Giants
Odell Beckham Jr. is blossoming into a superstar receiver, but has yet to lead the Giants to a playoff game. Eli Manning was second to Brady with 35 touchdown passes last season, and now has offensive guru Ben McAdoo as his head coach. Odell will be rejoined by Victor Cruz, as he finally makes his return from his brutal knee injury, and will also play opposite of explosive rookie Sterling Shepard. The Giants hope their offense develops into one of the best in the game now with McAdoo in control, Eli in his third-year of McAdoo’s system, and the great potential that the trio of Beckham, Cruz, and Shepard possess.