1. Green Bay Packers
The Packers got a chunk taken out of them in the offseason, but as long as they have Aaron Rodgers under center, they should have no problem winning this sorry excuse of a division.
2. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings apparently still haven’t learned the errors of their ways. Kirk Cousins can win you some games, but as long as they keep using such a large percentage of their cap on him, they’re going to have a hard time competing.
3. Detroit Lions
I bet the Lions are going to be a popular dark horse team, since they managed to come on late and had a nice draft. They have a chance of actually being decent, but it’s best to temper expectations until they actually start winning some games.
4. Chicago Bears
Maybe I’m a bit too negative on the Bears, but when you have a 2nd year quarterback on a rookie deal, you shouldn’t be losing talent. They should have been major players in free agency, instead they’re less talented than last year and will have to depend on either Fields turning it around or turning their turnover differential around just to tread their mediocre water.