Week 16 NFL Power Rankings: Chiefs and Packers lock in on top seeds
By Will Lomas
24. Philadelphia Eagles (+1)
Eagles fans, you lost and that sucks, but on the bright side you are infinitely more fun to watch with Jalen Hurts at quarterback than you were with Carson Wentz.
This offseason is going to be filled with tough conversations about what is going to happen at the quarterback position (and really the whole roster), but it is pretty clear to me that this offense needs someone who can create plays outside of structure because the structure isn’t working.
With an offseason of planning in place, maybe we can see Hurts be something closer to Lamar Jackson than Taysom Hill, but as for this season, I think the sole focus should be on evaluating what Hurts does well and what he needs to succeed.
23. Denver Broncos (-4)
The Broncos are probably going to win one of their last two games, but in the end, the story of this season is going to be about the short rope that Vic Fangio has going into 2021. He is a defensive-minded coach who has had to deal with a lot of injuries on that side of the ball but letting a team put nearly 50 points on you is a bad look at the end of a lost season.
Denver needs to decide whether or not they think he is the man to groom Drew Lock and if he isn’t, is it time to make a shortlist of names to replace Fangio this offseason or should they give it one more year.