There have been several teams this offseason who have made huge strides and could stand to be the most improved team in 2023.
It’s almost hard to keep track out just how many massive moves have been made this offseason, and I’m not just talking about roster moves. Coaching is more important than the players, and there have been a few excellent coaching hires that will immediately bring a ton of improvement to their respective clubs.
Who has been the most improved team this offseason?
1. Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos should be one of the most improved teams when 2023 comes around. They traded more draft picks to land Sean Payton after firing Nathaniel Hackett, and invested heavily in their offensive line in free agency, signing Ben Powers and Mike McGlinchey, who should both present significant upgrades over Dalton Risner and Cameron Fleming from 2022.
2. Detroit Lions
How about these Lions? They look like a legitimate team to win the NFC North next year, especially when the Aaron Rodgers’ traded becomes finalized. They signed cornerbacks Cameron Sutton and Emmanuel Moseley to give a huge boost to their poor secondary.
They also got CJ Gardner-Johnson on a steal of a one year contract, so I think if the Lions’ defense takes a step forward in 2023, that team will be tough.
3. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers might be the most improved team this offseason. Frank Reich has brought over an insanely talented staff and their move up to the number one overall pick cements them taking a QB when they officially get on the clock.
They also signed Miles Sanders, Adam Thielen, and Hayden Hurst, three quality options on offense for the rookie QB, whoever that is.
4. Miami Dolphins
Hiring Vic Fangio to serve as their new defensive coordinator is a stellar hire, to say the absolute least. They also stole Jalen Ramsey from the Los Angeles Rams.
Those two moves there are going to bring massive improvements to a Dolphins’ defense that was shaky in 2022. I’d watch out for them being legitimate contenders to dethrone the Bills in the AFC East this coming season.
5. Chicago Bears
Another big winner and perhaps most improved team this offseason is the Chicago Bears, who traded down with the Carolina Panthers to the ninth overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. They are still in line to land a top offensive line prospect and now have a very good trio of receivers in DJ Moore, Chase Claypool, and Darnell Mooney.
If they can nail the NFL Draft, they could sniff the postseason in 2023.