The events of the 2022 offseason are bound to create seismic shifts in the NFL landscape for years to come.
It's hard to remember an offseason that featured so much player movement. Between trades and free agency, we've seen elite talent at important positions change teams and redistribute the balance of power.
Those shifts in power will be most evident at the division level. The easiest way to guarantee a playoff spot is to win the division, and with divisional games making up a sizable chunk of the schedule, rising above your three division rivals is key to finding success in the NFL.
With that in mind, it makes sense to assess the biggest winners in each division post-Super Bowl. That is, who improved the most relative to their divisional counterparts, taking into account coaching/front-office changes, free agency and the draft.
AFC East: Buffalo Bills
This is a tough decision between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.
The Bills topped our recent power rankings for the best offense in the NFL and were also dubbed the top defense. Ultimately, the talent they added when they were already one of the league's best teams makes them too hard to pass up.
There's the obvious addition of Von Miller. He may be 33, but he's coming off a 9.5-sack season in which he played a pivotal role in bringing a championship to the Los Angeles Rams.
The Miller move wasn't the only one that will bolster the team, though. Rodger Saffold was an underappreciated signing that will strengthen the offensive line, and O.J. Howard, Jamison Crowder and Duke Johnson add more weapons to Josh Allen's arsenal.
The Dolphins' offensive overhaul gave them a strong case. They added wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Cedrick Wilson Jr., offensive linemen Terron Armstead and Connor Williams, and running backs Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Sony Michel to an offense now led by Mike McDaniel, which gives them the edge over the New England Patriots as the second-best team in the division.
The New York Jets deserve an honorable mention here as well. Their free-agency additions weren't as splashy as the Dolphins', but their draft class—including first-rounders Sauce Gardner, Garrett Wilson and Jermaine Johnson—could lay a sturdy foundation for years to come. Still, there are a lot more unproven assets compared to what the Dolphins and Bills brought in.
NFC East: Philadelphia Eagles
We are just one season removed from every team in the NFC East finishing with a losing record. It's still among the weakest divisions in the NFL, but there isn't a team that really had a bad offseason.
The one franchise that can say it had a better offseason than the rest is the Philadelphia Eagles.
The New York Giants finally moved on from Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge. That should be considered a win after the roster moves Gettleman made, but that's still a situation that isn't going to be fixed in one offseason.
The Washington Commanders' biggest move of the offseason was acquiring quarterback Carson Wentz. Given his history of having a net-negative impact on teams, it's hard to declare that a win.
The Dallas Cowboys made a flurry of moves this offseason, but they may have done nothing more than break even. Losing Amari Cooper, Randy Gregory, Cedrick Wilson Jr. and Connor Williams hurts. Nearly every move made after that simply reshuffled the deck.
The Eagles made real improvements that stand out. A.J. Brown is the biggest star to move into the division. Haason Reddick is a legitimate upgrade to their pass rush, and they added first-round pick Jordan Davis to an already-stout defensive line.
They're in a good position to show their playoff berth last year wasn't a fluke.