Traditional power rankings overreact to one HUGE WIN and one sad (!) loss. Rarely do they take in account the entire season. To give a more accurate representation of what’s going on, and where these teams currently stand, I will not equivocate or give into the yank of heartstrings the NFL season brings week to week.
Instead of living with such a short memory and being so myopic, here’s where all 32 teams rank after the real end of the 2019 season, along with available cap space, potential free agents, and potential roster cuts.
32.) Cincinnati Bengals—Record: 2-14. Point Differential: -141 (30). DVOA: -25.2% (29). Cap Space $47,640,642 (16). Previously 32nd.
Notable Free Agents: A.J. Green (WR), Tyler Eifert (TE), Cethan Carter (TE), Darqueze Dennard (CB), Kerry Wynn (DE), John Jerry (G), Nick Vigil (LB), Andrew Billings (DT).
Potential Cuts: Andy Dalton (QB) $17.7 million, Geno Atkins (DE) $6.4 million, Dre Kirkpatrick (CB) $8.45 million, Carlos Dunlap (DE) $6.5 million, William Jackson III (CB) $9.5 million, Cordy Glen (T) $9.5 million, Bobby Hart (T) $4.5 million.
31.) Miami Dolphins—Record: 5-11. Point Differential: -188 (32). DVOA: -36.7% (32). Cap Space $93,732,524 (1). Previously 31st.
Notable Free Agents: Clive Walford (TE), Aqib Taliib (CB).
Potential Cuts: Reshad Jones (S) $7.54 million, Albert Wilson (WR) $9.5 million, Daniel Kilgore (C) $4.125 million, Allen Hurns (WR) $2 million.
30.) Washington Redskins—Record: 3-13. Point Differential: -169 (31). DVOA: -25.7% (30). Cap Space $40,408,010 (20). Previously 30th.
Notable Free Agents: Case Keenum (QB), Chris Thompson (RB), Colt McCoy (QB), Wendell Smallwood (RB), Brandon Scherff (G), Ereck Flowers (G), Donald Penn (T), Tony Bergstrom (C), Jon Bostic (LB), Aaron Colvin (CB).
Potential Cuts: Josh Norman (CB) $12.5 milllion, Trent Williams (T) $12.75 million, Ryan Kerrigan (Edge) $11 million, Jordan Reed (TE) $8.5 million, Morgan Moses (T) $4.85 million, Adrian Peterson (RB) $2.25 million.
29.) New York Giants—Record: 4-12. Point Differential: -110 (28). DVOA: -17.5.% (27). Cap Space $61,282,080 (6). Previously 29th.
Notable Free Agents: Cody Latimer (WR), Russell Shepard (WR), Leonard Williams (DE), Markus Golden (OLB), Mike Remmers (G/T).
Potential Cuts: Kevin Zeitler (G) $7.5 million, Alec Ogletree (LB) $8.25 million, Golden Tate (WR) $3.3 million, Rhett Ellison (TE) $5 million, Antoine Bethea (S) $2.75 million.
28.) Jacksonville Jaguars—Record: 6-10. Point Differential: -97 (26). DVOA: -18.0% (28). Cap Space $-1,449,246 (30). Previously 26th.
Notable Free Agents: Keelan Cole (WR), Seth DeValve (TE), Yannick Ngajoue (Edge), Najee Goode (LB).
Potential Cuts: Marcell Dareus (DT) $20 million, A.J. Bouye (CB) $11.4 million, Andrew Norwell (G) $5.5 million, Marqise Lee (WR) $5.25 million, Brandon Linder (C) $8 million, Jake Ryan (LB) $6 million, Geoff Swaim (TE) $4.05 million.
27.) Carolina Panthers—Record: 5-11. Point Differential: -130 (29). DVOA: -26.9% (31). Cap Space $32,718,165 (21). Previously 21st.
Notable Free Agents: Kyle Allen (QB), Greg Olsen (TE), Gerald McCoy (DT), Mario Addison (Edge), Daryl Williams (G/T), Bruce Irvin (Edge), Ross Cockrell (CB), Tre Boston (S), Vernon Butler (DT), Kyle Love (DT), James Bradberry (CB), Greg Van Roten (G), Wes Horton (DE), Efe Odaba (DE), Joey Slye (K).
Potential Cuts: Cam Newton (QB) $19.1 million, Dontari Poe (DT) 9.8 million.
26.) New York Jets—Record: 7-9. Point Differential: -83 (25). DVOA: -15.8% (26). Cap Space $56,337,397 (10). Previously 28th.
Notable Free Agents: Robby Anderson (WR), Demaryius Thomas (WR), Ty Montgomery (RB), Bilal Powell (RB), Trevor Siemian (QB), Ryan Kalil (C), Kelvin Beachum (T), Brian Poole (CB).
Potential Cuts: Trumaine Johnson (CB) $3 million, Avery Williamson (LB) $6.5 million, Quincy Enunwa (WR) $2.4 million, Brian Winters (G) $7.2 million, Darryl Roberts (CB) $6 million.
25.) Detroit Lions—Record: 3-12-1. Point Differential: -82 (24). DVOA: -12.1% (25). Cap Space $45,780,888 (17). Previously 24th.
Notable Free Agents: Danny Amendola (WR), Logan Thomas (TE), J.D. McKissic (RB), Jermaine Kearse (WR), Mike Daniels (DT), Rashaan Melvin (CB), A’Shawn Robinson (DT), Oday Aboushi (G), Graham Glasgow (C).
Potential Cuts: Damon Harrison (DT) $6.75 million.
24.) Las Vegas Raiders—Record: 7-9. Point Differential: -106 (27). DVOA: -11.0% (24).. Cap Space $54,692,302 (11). Previously 20th.
Notable Free Agents: Jalen Richard (RB), DeAndre Washington (RB), Nathan Peterman (QB), Mike Glennon (QB), Dwayne Harris (WR), Isaiah Crowell (RB), Daryl Worley (CB), Karl Joseph (S), Vontaze Burfict (LB), Nevin Lawson (CB), Denzelle Goode (G), Benson Mayowa (DE).
Potential Cuts: Derek Carr (QB) $13.6 million, Gabe Jackson (G) $9.6 million, Tahir Whitehead (LB) $6.25 million.
23.) Los Angeles Chargers—Record: 5-11. Point Differential: -8 (16). DVOA: -6.7% (21). Cap Space $51,753,772 (12). Previously 19th.
Notable Free Agents: Philip Rivers (QB), Melvin Gordon (RB), Austin Ekeler (RB), Hunter Henry (TE), Travis Benjamin (WR), Lance Kendricks (TE), Michael Schofield (G), Adrian Phillips (S), Derek Watt (FB), Trent Scott (T).
Potential Cuts: Russell Okung (T) $13.5 million, Tyrod Taylor (QB) $5 million, Thomas Davis (LB) $5.25 million.
22.) Cleveland Browns—Record: 6-710 Point Differential: -58 (22). DVOA: -10.1% (23). Cap Space $48,909,015 (14). Previously 22nd.
Notable Free Agents: Kareem Hunt (RB), Rashad Higgins (WR), Ricky Seals-Jones (TE), Drew Stanton (QB), Dontrel Hilliard (RB), KhaDarel Hodge (WR), Pharoh Brown (WR), Greg Robinson (T), Damarious Randall (S).
Potential Cuts: Olivier Vernon (DE) $15.5 million, Christian Kirksey (OLB) $7.5 million.
21.) Denver Broncos—Record: 7-9. Point Differential: -32 (21). DVOA: -9.0% (22). Cap Space $58,027,518 (8). Previously 23rd.
Notable Free Agents: Brandon Allen (QB), Devontae Booker (RB), Theo Reddick (RB), Tim Patrick (WR), Diontae Spencer (WR), Chris Harris Jr. (CB), Derek Wolfe (DE), Shelby Harris (DE), Adam Gotsis (DE), Justin Simmons (S), Jeremiah Attaochu (LB).
Potential Cuts: Joe Flacco (QB) $10.05 million, Ronald Leary (G) $8.5 million, Todd Davis (LB) $5 million, Jeff Heuerman (TE) $4 million.
20.) Atlanta Falcons—Record: 7-9. Point Differential: -18 (T-20). DVOA: -5.0% (17). Cap Space $6,110,672 (29). Previously 27th.
Notable Free Agents: Austin Hooper (TE), Brian Hill (RB), Justin Hardy (WR), Vic Beasley (Edge), Matt Bosher (P), Adrian Clayborn (DE), De’Vondre Campbell (Edge).
Potential Cuts: Alex Mack (C) $8 million, Devonta Freeman (RB) $3.5 million, Allen Bailey (DE) $4.5 million, Ty Sambrailo (T) $3.75 million.
19.) Arizona Cardinals—Record: 5-10-1. Point Differential: -81 (23). DVOA: -5.8% (20). Cap Space $51,542,629 (13). Previously 25th.
Notable Free Agents: Kenyan Drake (RB), Damiere Byrd (WR), Pharoh Cooper (WR), Charles Clay (TE), Brett Hundley (QB), D.J. Foster (RB), Marcus Gilbert (T), D.J. Humphries (T), Max Garcia (G), Brooks Reed (Edge), A.Q. Shipley (C), Jordan Mills (T), Zane Gonzalez (K).
Potential Cuts: Robert Alford (CB) $4.5 million, J.R. Sweezy (G) $4 million.
18.) Indianapolis Colts—Record: 7-9. Point Differential: -12 (17). DVOA: -5.0% (16). Cap Space $86,137,492 (2). Previously 16th.
Notable Free Agents: Eric Ebron (TE), Devin Funchess (WR), Charles Rogers (WR), Dontrelle Inman (WR), Jonathan Williams (RB), Anthony Castonzo (T), Jabaal Sheard (DE), Adam Vinateri (K), Clayton Geathers (S), Joe Haeg (G), Mo Alie-Cox (TE), Zach Pascal (WR).
Potential Cuts: Jacoby Brissett (QB) $9 million, Margus Hunt (DE) $4 million.
17.) Chicago Bears—Record: 8-8. Point Differential: -18 (T-20). DVOA: -2.1% (15). Cap Space $13,356,679 (27). Previously 18th.
Notable Free Agents: Chase Daniels (QB), Bradley Sowell (TE), J.P. Holtz (TE), Danny Trevathan (LB), Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix (S), Sherrick McManis (CB), Aaron Lynch (Edge), Eddie Jackson (S), Nick Kwiatkoski (LB).
Potential Cuts: Prince Amukamara (CB) $9 million, Cordarrelle Patterson (WR) $5.25 million.
16.) Los Angeles Rams—Record: 9-7. Point Differential: +30 (12). DVOA: 5.5% (12). Cap Space $19,546,864 (25). Previously 13th.
Notable Free Agents: Blake Bortles (QB), Mike Thomas (WR), Dante Fowler (Edge), Andrew Whitworth (T), Michael Brockers (DT), Cory Littleton (LB), Greg Zuerlein (K), Austin Blythe (G).
Potential Cuts: Clay Matthews (Edge) $3.75 million, Eric Weddle (S) $4.25 million, Nickell Robey-Coleman (CB) $4 million, Troy Hill (CB) $3.975 million.
15.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Record: 7-9. Point Differential: +9 (13). DVOA: 1.5% (14). Cap Space $84,989,175 (3). Previously 17th.
Notable Free Agents: Jameis Winston (QB), Breshad Perriman (WR), Peyton Barber (RB), Antony Auclair (TE), Blaine Gabbert (QB), Tanner Hudson (TE), Bryant Mitchell (WR), Ndamukong Suh (DT), Demar Dotson (T), Jason Pierre-Paul (DE), Beau Allen (DT), Shaquil Barrett (Edge), Carl Nassib (Edge), Earl Watford (G).
Potential Cuts: Cameron Brate (TE) $6 million, William Gholston (DE) $4.75 million.
14.) Pittsburgh Steelers—Record: 8-8. Point Differential: -14 (18). DVOA: -5.5% (18). Cap Space $-2,181,176 (31). Previously 12th.
Notable Free Agents: Bud Dupree (Edge), Artie Burns (CB), Javon Hargrave (DT), Mike Hilton (CB).
Potential Cuts: Ben Roethlisberger (QB) $8.5 million, Mark Barron (LB) $5.25 million, Vance McDonald (TE) $5.672.
13.) Dallas Cowboys—Record: 8-8. Point Differential: +113 (6). DVOA: 17.1% (6). Cap Space $73,983,128 (5). Previously 14th.
Notable Free Agents: Dak Prescott (QB), Amari Cooper (WR), Randall Cobb (WR), Jason Witten (TE), Blake Jarwin (TE), Tavon Austin (WR), Robert Quinn (DE), Sean Lee (LB), Michael Benett (DE), Byron Jones (CB), Christian Covington (DT), Xavier Su’a-Filo (G), Joe Looney (C), Maliek Collins (DT).
Potential Cuts: Cameron Fleming (T) $4.5 million.
12.) Buffalo Bills—Record: 10-6. Point Differential: +55 (10). DVOA: 2.7% (13). Cap Space $81,074,551 (4). Previously 9th.
Notable Free Agents: Frank Gore (RB), Isaiah McKenzie (WR), Senorise Perry (RB), Robert Foster (WR), Jason Croom (TE), Jordan Phillips (DT), Kevin Johnson (CB), Shaq Lawson (DE), Quinton Spain (G), Corey Liuget (DT), Levi Wallace (CB).
Potential Cuts: Trent Murphy (DE) $8 million.
11.) Philadelphia Eagles—Record: 9-7. Point Differential: +31 (11). DVOA: 6.5% (11). Cap Space $42,300,150 (19). Previously 15th.
Notable Free Agents: Nelson Agholor (WR), Jordan Howard (RB), Darren Sproles (RB), Nate Sudfeld (QB), Ronald Darby (CB), Jason Peters (LT), Rodney McLeod (S), Vinny Curry (DE), Timmy Jernigan (DT), Hassan Ridgeway (DT), Halapoulivaati Vaitai (T), Jalen Mills (CB).
Potential Cuts: Malcolm Jenkins (S) $4.7 million, Nigel Bradham (LB) $4.46 million.
10.) Houston Texans—Record: 10-6. Point Differential: -7 (15). DVOA: -5.8% (19). Cap Space (9). Previously 8th.
Notable Free Agents: Lamar Miller (RB), Carlos Hyde (RB), Darren Fells (TE), AJ McCarron (QB), Taiwan Jones (RB), DeAndre Carter (WR), Bradley Roby (CB), Johnathan Joseph (CB), Barkevious Mingo (LB), Brandon Dunn (DT), Jahleel Addae (S), D.J. Reader (DT), Chris Clark (T), Roderick Johnson (T), Dylan Cole (LB).
Potential Cuts: Vernon Hargreaves III (CB) $9.5 million, Zach Fulton (G) $7 million, Senio Kelemete (G) $3.25 million, Angelo Blackson (DE) $4 million.
9.) Tennessee Titans—Record: 9-7. Point Differential: +71 (8). DVOA: 8.6% (9). Cap Space $48,594,730 (15). Previously 11th.
Notable Free Agents: Ryan Tannehill (QB), Derrick Henry (RB), Marcus Mariota (QB), Tajae Sharpe (WR), MyCole Pruitt (TE), Anthony Firkser (TE), Logan Ryan (CB), Jack Conklin (RT), Wesley Woodyard (LB), Kevin Pamphile (G), Dennis Kelly (T), Kamalei Correa (Edge), Tramaine Brock (CB).
Potential Cuts: Malcolm Butler (CB) $7.38 million, DaQuan Jones (DT) $7 million, Delanie Walker (TE) $6.4 million, Cameron Wake (Edge) $5.5 million, Dion Lewis (RB) $4 million.
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8.) Minnesota Vikings—Record: 10-6. Point Differential: +104 (7). DVOA: 15.4% (7). Cap Space $-12,330,944 (32). Previously 10th.
Notable Free Agents: Laquon Treadwell (WR), C.J. Ham (FB), Ameer Abdullah (RB), Trae Waynes (CB), Anthony Harris (S), Andrew Sendejo (S), Mackensie Alexander (CB), Dan Bailey (K), Marcus Sherels (CB).
Potential Cuts: Everson Griffen (DE) $13.1 million, Riley Reiff (T) $8.8 million, Xaiver Rhodes (CB) $8.1 million.
7.) Green Bay Packers—Record: 13-3. Point Differential: +63 (9). DVOA: 7.7% (10). Cap Space $21,997,139 (23). Previously 7th.
Notable Free Agents: Geronimo Allison (WR), Marcedes Lewis (TE), Ryan Grant (WR), Tyler Ervin (RB), Allen Lazard (WR), Jake Kumerow (WR), Bryan Bulaga (T), Tramon Williams (CB), Mason Crosby (K), Jared Veldheer (T), Kyler Fackrell (Edge), Dan Vitale (FB), Blake Martinez (LB).
Potential Cuts: Jimmy Graham (TE) $8 million, Corey Linsley (C) $8.5 million.
6.) New England Patriots—Record: 12-4. Point Differential: +195 (2). DVOA: 29.9% (3). Cap Space $44,124,477 (18). Previously 4th.
Notable Free Agents: Tom Brady (QB), Phillip Dorsett (WR), Ben Watson (TE), Matt Slater (WR), Devin McCourty (S), Kyle Van Noy (Edge), Jamie Collins (LB), Danny Shelton (DT), Joe Thuney (G), Ted Karras (C), Elandon Roberts (LB).
Potential Cuts: Dont’a Hightower (LB) $8.875 million, Mohamed Sanu (WR) $6.5 million, Duron Harmon (CB) $4.25 million, Jason McCourty (S) $4 million.
5.) New Orleans Saints—Record: 13-3. Point Differential: +117 (5). DVOA: 29.3% (4). Cap Space $12,527,100 (28). Previously 6th.
Notable Free Agents: Drew Brees (QB), Teddy Bridgewater (QB), Taysom Hill (QB), Ted Ginn (WR), A.J. Klein (LB), Eli Apple (CB), Andrus Peat (G), P.J. Williams (CB), Zach Line (FB), Patrick Omameh (G), Manti Te’o (LB).
Potential Cuts: Larry Warford (G) $8.5 million, Janoris Jenkins (CB) $11.25 million, Kiko Alonso (LB) $7.85 million, Sheldon Rankins (DT) $7.69 million, Nick Easton (G) $4 million.
4.) Seattle Seahawks—Record: 11-5. Point Differential: +7 (14). DVOA: 13.8% (8). Cap Space $59,719,510 (7). Previously 3rd.
Notable Free Agents: Jacob Hollister (TE), Josh Gordon (WR), Jaron Brown (WR), David Moore (WR), Luke Wilson (TE), C.J. Prosise (RB), Geno Smith (QB), Robert Turbine (RB), Malik Turner (WR), Jadeveon Clowney (Edge), Mychal Kendricks (LB), Ziggy Ansah (Edge), George Fant (T), Mike Iupati (G), Germain Ifedi (T), Quinton Jefferson (DE), Jarran Reed (DT), Joey Hunt (C).
Potential Cuts: Ed Dickson (TE) $3.25 million.
3.) Baltimore Ravens—Record: 14-2. Point Differential: +249 (1). DVOA: 41.5% (1). Cap Space $26,574,537 (22). Previously 1st.
Notable Free Agents: Seth Roberts (WR), Chris Moore (WR), Gus Edwards (RB), Jimmy Smith (CB), Michael Pierce (DT), Patrick Onwuasor (LB), Domata Petko (DT), Josh Bynes (LB), Pernell McPhee (Edge), Matt Judon (Edge), Matt Skura (C).
Potential Cuts: Bradon Carr (CB) $6 million.
2.) San Francisco 49ers—Record: 13-3. Point Differential: +169 (3). DVOA: 27.9% (5). Cap Space $19,634,819 (24). Previously 2nd.
Notable Free Agents: Emmanuel Sanders (WR), Matt Breida (RB), Kendrick Bourne (WR), Levine Toilolo (TE), Jordan Matthews (WR), Garrett Celek (TE), Ross Dwelly (TE), Jeff Wilson (RB), Nick Mullens (QB), Jimmie Ward (S), Jason Verrett (CB), Arik Armstead (DE), Earl Mitchell (DT), Ben Garland (C), Sheldon Day (DT).
Potential Cuts: Dee Ford (Edge) $9.7 million, Jimmy Garoppolo (QB) $22.4 million, Richard Sherman (CB) $12.987 million, Joe Staley (T) $10.75 million, Jerrick McKinnon (RB) $4.5 million, Tevin Coleman (RB) $4.9 million.
1.) Kansas City Chiefs—Record: 12-4. Point Differential: +143 (4). DVOA: 30.2% (2). Cap Space $18,955,495 (26). Previously 5th.
Notable Free Agents: LeSean McCoy (RB), Demarcus Robinson (WR), Spencer Ware (RB), Blake Bell (TE), Matt Moore (QB), Chad Henne (QB), Anthony Sherman (FB), Terrell Suggs (Edge), Darron Lee (LB), Morris Claiborne (CB), Bashaud Breeland (CB), Chris Jones (DT), Reggie Ragland (LB), Emmanuel Ogbah (DE), Stefen Wisniewski (G), Mike Pennel (DT), Kendall Fuller (CB), Andrew Wylie (G).
Potential Cuts: Sammy Watkins (WR) $14 million, Damien Wilson (LB) $4.5 million, Cameron Erving (T) $3.25 million.
2019 Season Awards:
MVP: Russell Wilson
Offensive Player Of The Year: Lamar Jackson
Defensive Player Of The Year: Stephon Gilmore
Offensive Rookie Of The Year: Josh Jacobs
Defensive Rookie Of The Year: Nick Bosa
Comeback Player Of The Year: Travis Frederick
Coach Of The Year: Kyle Shanahan
Executive Of The Year: Brandon Beane