With the draft and the vast majority of the most consequential free-agent signings behind us, now feels like the appropriate time to share our first impressions of how we expect the offseason to impact each team's 2019 outlook. As always, the opinions of Hub and Arthur Arkush tend to vary — sometimes greatly — so we thought it'd be fun to share both of their rankings.
As the author of this piece, Arthur's rankings will be used, but note that Hub's rankings — wherever different — are included in parentheses.
1. New England Patriots
We're clearly not as fazed by the defections of Rob Gronkowski, Trey Flowers, Trent Brown and other key members of the Patriots latest Super Bowl roster as we are by the turnover on a few of the usual suspect AFC challengers to New England's throne.