The 2019 NFL preseason is only a few weeks away and outlets have had plenty of time to thoroughly analyze the moves teams made this offseason. ESPN evaluated all of the teams and identified the NFL’s No. 1 offense heading into next season.
In a list for ESPN, analyst Bill Barnwell identified the Los Angeles Rams as the NFL’s No. 1 offense. Barnwell pointed to a number of factors that will give them the edge. Among them are the drafting of running back Darrell Henderson, who they expect will take the load off of All-Pro running back Todd Gurley.
Barnwell also pointed to the impressive depth the Rams have put together at the wide receiver position. Cooper Kupp is expected to be back in full force, while Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods are dangerous wideouts as well.
Though Gurley may not be returning at 100-percent after the numerous injuries he’s suffered, the addition of Henderson and the talent at wide receiver, Barnwell argued, should put the Rams at the top.
There’s not much at tight end here, but when you think about just how deep the Rams are at wide receiver with Kupp, Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods, even 85% of the old Gurley is enough to propel the Rams to the top of the weaponry charts.
Last year, the top marks in most major offensive categories went to the Kansas City Chiefs. Led by eventual MVP Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs led the league in both yards and points.
But the Rams were not far behind at all. They finished second in the NFL in total yards, were fifth in passing yards, third in rushing yards, and second in points.
The Rams may be poised for an even better season than last year, but the Chiefs will certainly be looking to retain their title.