1 – Indianapolis Colts
The Colts took care of their biggest issue in the offseason with the acquisition of Matt Ryan. Although Ryan may be getting older, he’ll still be a good temporary fix and certainly an upgrade from Carson Wentz. The offence will still go through Jonathan Taylor but having a dependable passer in the pocket will be huge for Indianapolis. Although they finished off the season with a very poor effort in a must-win game against Jacksonville, we expect the Colts to bounce back with a division title in 2022.
2 – Tennessee Titans
The Titans are now without their top WR option from last year and will be once again relying heavily on Derrick Henry to move the ball offensively. Their defence is a decent unit, but not good enough to top these divisional rankings. We still think the Titans are a solid team, but in a very competitive conference, they’re certainly in danger of missing the playoffs this season.
3 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville is officially out of the nightmare that was Urban Meyer, and things are actually looking OK for the Jags. Trevor Lawrence is one year older, the receiving core has improved, Travis Etienne is finally going to make his debut, and first overall pick Travon Walker will look to make an immediate impact in Duval. Although a playoff run may be a little unrealistic, the Jaguars should be looking to make a big stride this season and improve in just about every area of the game.
4 – Houston Texans
Davis Mills is back in Houston for another year after a surprisingly decent campaign last year, but that won’t be enough to keep the Texans out of the basement this season. The roster simply doesn’t stack up to most other NFL rosters. Brandin Cooks is a bright spot at WR, and rookie Dameon Pierce has excited fans at RB, but the team doesn’t have enough star power to match up with their opponents right now.