Rankings of all 32 NFL teams 100 days into the season

With the bulk of the NFL offseason behind us, teams are once again meeting for organized team activities (OTAs) as they prepare for the 2024 season.

In fact, the first game of the 2024 season is less than 100 days away. The countdown officially started Tuesday, with minicamps in the coming weeks and training camps in two months.

With the vast majority of the big moves already confirmed, ‘First Things First’ host Nick Wright has taken it upon himself to rank all 32 teams. However, it is not a conventional ranking, with Wright providing certain descriptions of the status of teams ahead of the 2024 season.

“On the clock and on Zillow”

Carolina Panthers (2023 record: 2-15), Las Vegas Raiders (7-10) and New York Giants (6-11)

Wright’s thoughts: “We know they are already scouting next year’s draft. For many people in those organizations they are looking for brokers.”

“Year 5 of reconstruction”

Washington Commanders (4-13), New England Patriots (4-13) and Denver Broncos (7-10)

Wright’s thoughts: “All three of these teams are saying, ‘The rebuilding starts now. We drafted our quarterback. Judge us from now on.’ But you’ve spent the last five years rebuilding all three of those teams. Maybe you should be further along. … In the case of the Broncos, there are three rebuilds underway. The Patriots are in their second rebuild.”

“Combine the grids”

Cleveland Browns (11-6), New Orleans Saints (9-8) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-8)

Wright’s thoughts: “The AFC (has) too many good teams and the NFC (has) not enough good teams. So let’s remove the Browns completely and merge them all into one. (Baker Mayfield) could be the quarterback along with Tristan Wirfs and Mike Evans. Chris Olave, Marshon Lattimore and Alvin Kamara could come together. The Browns transfer Myles Garrett and the entire offensive line. … If you combined those three teams … they would be a good team.

“Sleep potential”

Arizona Cardinals (4-13), Seattle Seahawks (9-8), Indianapolis Colts (9-8) and Tennessee Titans (6-11)

Wright’s thoughts: “Last year everyone was a coward (by) saying their sleeper was the Lions. They won eight in a row – that’s not a sleeper. A sleeper is a team that has no expectations that no one believes in. All four of these teams have no expectations, very little belief, but just enough. … One of those teams is probably a sleeper team.”

“Too weird out of season”

New York Jets (7-10), Minnesota Vikings (7-10), Pittsburgh Steelers (10-7) and Atlanta Falcons (7-10)

Wright’s thoughts: “Russell Wilson of the Steelers was announced as the starting quarterback, and then Justin Fields said, ‘Guys, it’s actually me. I’m going to fight for it.’ Falcons, we know how weird it is. Meanwhile, in New York you have an offensive coordinator who is just a darts player and a defensive head coach who now coaches the offense. You also have a quarterback who wants to give the next State of the Union address.”

“QB leap year”

Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8) and Los Angeles Chargers (5-12)

Wright’s thoughts: “There’s a lot of pressure on these two guys. It might be a little unfair to at least one of them. But if these quarterbacks don’t take a leap this year – either statistically or from a winning perspective – there will be real criticism for one or both of them.”

“Pretend Super Bowl-or-bust”

Detroit Lions (12-5), Philadelphia Eagles (11-6), Dallas Cowboys (12-5), Miami Dolphins (11-6) and Buffalo Bills (11-6)

Wright’s thoughts: “All of these teams would have fans meeting them at the airport and celebrating if they reached and lost a Super Bowl. All of these teams – Buffalo is a maybe – would give overtime to the coach if they made it to the conference championship game. Yet they all act like they’re Super Bowl or broke. A good season or a failure is what you actually are.

“There Can Be Only One”

Chicago Bears (7-10), Green Bay Packers (9-8) and Houston Texans (10-7)

Wright’s thoughts: “We’re not going to have three great young quarterbacks all at once. We can have three good ones. We can only have one who can establish himself as the great one in the post-Patrick Mahomes/Josh Allen era of quarterbacks. Caleb Williams is going to fight for it. Jordan Love, who is a bit older, is not, and CJ Stroud is going to fight for it.”

“Real Super Bowl-or-bust”

San Francisco 49ers (12-5), Cincinnati Bengals (9-8), Baltimore Ravens (13-4) and Los Angeles Rams (10-7)

Wright’s thoughts: “All four of these teams are truly Super Bowl or bust. The Rams for the simple reason that you don’t know how long Matthew Stafford will play. As long as McVay is around and Stafford is around, any year that doesn’t end in a Super Bowl — because you won one recently — is a disappointment. The Ravens… (and) the 49ers have been knocking on the door. … We know what the deal is with the Bengals.”


Kansas City Chiefs (11-6)

Wright’s thoughts: “There’s not even anything left to say. It honestly hurts some sports commentators that every NFL conversation has this on the front or back end of it.

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