NFL training camp will begin next month for the league and it will be interesting to be who could potentially be some of the surprise teams in the NFL for 2023. There will be surprising teams and there will be disappointing teams. Who are some of the NFL teams this season that could be potential sleepers?
The Pittsburgh Steelers could be one of those teams that's overlooked heading into the 2023 NFL season after missing the playoffs a season ago and showing major regression. This season could be very different for this franchise. Quarterback Kenny Pickett is going to get a full season under his belt as the starting quarterback.
He led several game-winning drives for this football team last season. Pickett will be much better in his second season. He has the same offensive coordinator and Mike Tomlin is one of the best head coaches in the NFL. If T.J. Watt stays healthy on defense, they can sneak in a wild card spot at 10-7.
The Detroit Lions have become the loveable losers and feel like they are ready to win-now. Detroit finished 9-8 a season and in second place in the NFC North. A lot of people are betting on them to win the NFC North Title this season. They will have one of the most dangerous offenses in the NFL led by quarterback Jared Goff. Ben Johnson will be calling the plays.
Dan Campbell will be entering his third season as head coach of this football team. If they can be any better on defense this season after being near the bottom of the league a season ago in the NFL, the Detroit Lions could also go 10-7 and win the division.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were 9-8 last season and won the AFC South crown. Jacksonville also won a playoff game in the NFL after trailing the Los Angeles Chargers in that game 27-0. They lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Round and it was a very competitive football game.
It feels as if the Jaguars will be much improved this season. They could win 11-12 games because the AFC South is a very weak division. The head coaching-quarterback tandem with Doug Pederson and Trevor Lawrence is going to take another step forward.