AFC teams claimed eight of the highest 12 quarterbacks in my 2022 QB Tiers survey of fifty NFL coaches and executives this summer. The AFC is clearly the tougher of the 2 NFL conferences, but there may be great potential for volatility through many of the ranks, based on a spread of variables.
For the second September in a row, I’ve enlisted five NFL front-office veterans to offer 1-16 rankings for the teams in each conference heading into the season. We’ll unveil the AFC results here, followed by NFC leads to a separate story. Each pieces include explanations and insights from the execs, who disagreed relatively sharply on several teams, including the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts and Las Vegas Raiders.
Teams are ordered first by average vote after which by median vote, from the Buffalo Bills at the highest to the Houston Texans at the underside. The five execs’ ballots are revealed within the table, followed by commentary and evaluation.