With Super Bowl LVII behind us, all 32 NFL teams have officially entered the 2023 offseason. A lot lies ahead for each franchise, including changes to coaching staffs, rosters, front offices and schemes. We're here to break down what each team must do over the next six months to improve.
Our NFL Nation reporters picked out one big offseason priority for the team they cover, hitting anything from finding a new quarterback to figuring out what went wrong on defense. Then they identified an under-the-radar priority that should be considered this spring. NFL analyst Field Yates weighed in on one looming free agent decision for each club, and draft experts Matt Miller and Jordan Reid picked out what you need to know about every team's draft outlook. And finally, Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz made one big prediction for each team's offseason, including a few interesting trade possibilities.
Let's dig in on how every team can get better this offseason. ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI), total draft picks and projected salary cap (via OverTheCap) are as of the end of the regular season. This originally posted after Week 18, and teams have been added -- grouped by when they were eliminated -- as their offseasons have begun.
Teams that played in the Super Bowl
2022 record: 14-3
Final FPI ranking: No. 2
Estimated 2023 cap space: $28.4 million
Total 2023 draft picks: 10
First-round slot: No. 31
Biggest offseason priority: The Chiefs could use some help at wide receiver. JuJu Smith-Schuster may have played his way into a big contract elsewhere, and Mecole Hardman may find more money and playing time with another team. That would leave Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Skyy Moore and Kadarius Toney as the top three wide receivers, and they have 80 receptions between them. So the Chiefs would need plenty of help, whether it comes in free agency, the draft or both.
Under-the-radar offseason priority: With defensive tackle Chris Jones heading into the final season of his contract, the Chiefs need to decide whether to extend him now or risk him becoming a free agent in 2024. Jones had 15.5 sacks this season, and his 21.5% pass rush win rate from the inside led all defensive tackles. He has also led the Chiefs in sacks in each of the previous four seasons. -- Adam Teicher
Will they re-sign left tackle Orlando Brown Jr.? Yes. The Chiefs and Brown tried to make a deal happen last offseason when the franchise tag negotiating window was still open, and I suspect the same motivation exists now. A second franchise tag would be a massive cost, but it might be the bridge needed to buy time to execute a long-term deal. He posted a 91.8% pass block win rate this year, 18th among tackles. -- Yates
Draft outlook: The Chiefs have huge needs at offensive tackle and defensive end, and Tennessee's Darnell Wright could be an option late in Round 1. Some scouts believe that he's the best right tackle in the draft. -- Reid
Big prediction for the offseason: The Chiefs will place the franchise tag on Brown for a second straight year. The Chiefs like Brown, and the free agent market for left tackles is not strong at all. With Andrew Wylie also on an expiring deal, Kansas City will have to shore up both tackle spots, and a tag could help lock down one of them. -- Schatz
2022 record: 14-3
Final FPI ranking: No. 5
Estimated 2023 cap space: $14.4 million
Total 2023 draft picks: 6
First-round slot: Nos. 10, 30