Talent is not necessarily a guarantee of success in the NFL, where injuries, bad luck and, yes, kickers can derail the hopes of even the most imposing preseason juggernaut. But while we continue to count down the days until the on-field chaos can be unleashed, let's consider what we know now, in June, and take a look at the 10 most talented teams overall.
Gil Brandt's Hot 100: Ranking top prospects in 2022 NFL Draft class
Gil Brandt ranks the top 100 prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft class. Does Aidan Hutchinson reign supreme? Is Evan Neal the top offensive lineman? Is any QB higher than Malik Willis?
2022 NFL Draft: Ten teams that most need to ace their picks
Gil Brandt eyes the 10 teams that most need to ace the 2022 NFL Draft. Can Robert Saleh's Jets keep their rebuild on track? Will the Packers give Aaron Rodgers receiver help? Might Bill Belichick's Patriots snag a difference-maker or two?
2022 NFL Draft: Quarterback prospect-team fits after free agency frenzy
After a momentously active beginning to the free agency period, Gil Brandt scans the NFL landscape to find strong team fits for some of the top quarterback prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft class.
2022 NFL free agency: 10 boom-or-bust players on the market
Will Terron Armstead play like a star left tackle? Can Cordarrelle Patterson keep the good vibes going after a breakout 2021? Gil Brandt highlights 10 boom-or-bust players on the free agency market in 2022.
2022 NFL free agency: Team fits for 10 notable free agents
Could James Conner find a new home in Florida? Might Marcus Mariota get a chance to revive his career in the Midwest? Gil Brandt identifies team fits for 10 notable free agents.
How Charley Taylor almost became a Dallas Cowboy
Gil Brandt remembers how the late Charley Taylor almost became a member of the Dallas Cowboys -- and how a fortuitous meeting in Brandt's office helped change the course of Taylor's career.
2022 NFL free agency: One free agent each NFC team must keep
Should the Falcons keep Cordarrelle Patterson in town? Will Von Miller and the Rams make a run at repeating as champions? Gil Brandt identifies one free agent each NFC team must keep.
2022 NFL free agency: One free agent each AFC team must keep
Will the Bengals extend Jessie Bates? Can the Chargers hang on to Mike Williams? Gil Brandt eyes one free agent each AFC team must keep.
Top 15 Pittsburgh Steelers of all time: Where does Ben Roethlisberger rank?
Where does recently retired QB Ben Roethlisberger rank among the best Pittsburgh players ever? Gil Brandt assembles a list of the top 15 Steelers of all time.
2021 Defensive All-Rookie Team: Micah Parsons leads the way
Gil Brandt assembles a roster of the best defensive rookies of the 2021 NFL season. Who else joins Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons?
Gardner Minshew trade fits: Six teams that could use the Eagles QB in 2022
Could Gardner Minshew bring a steady hand to the Broncos or some extra juice to the Lions? Gil Brandt eyes six potential trade fits for the Eagles quarterback in 2022.