The AFC West has seen the biggest change of any division NFL Going in 2022.
Denver Broncos added quarterback Russell Wilson,
Las Vegas Raiders added wide receiver davante adams,
All while traded defending division champion Kansas City Chiefs tyrek hill,
The division is now filled with four teams that have valid shots to make the playoffs.
Due to the new playoff format, each team is likely to make the playoffs from one division.
The best chance for each of these teams to reach the playoffs is to lead 3–3 in all divisions.
Since they all play each other twice, splitting the game between each other and then beating the rest of the league gives each team about 10 wins.
Enough to reach the playoffs with 10 wins for most of the season.
According to DraftKings SportsbookThe Chiefs are the favorites to win the division, followed by the Chargers, Broncos and Raiders.
Let us join each team and find out how they can make up for season after season.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers are looking to advance to the playoffs for the first time since 2018.
with Justin Herbert Under center and a reload defense, there’s no reason the Chargers shouldn’t have great weather.
Justin Herbert is literally just stopping by to post highlights ️
I can’t wait for the first week.
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) 24 August 2022
Before falling to the Raiders, the Chargers had a chance to make it to the wild card round with a win in Week 18 of last season.
This may be the last time head coach Brandon Staley gets a chance to take his team to the playoffs.
This team may be the most talented in the division and this is the year they conquer the West.
Kansas City Chiefs
as long as Patrick Mahomes The Chiefs’ quarterback is doing it, they’ll always be competitive.
But, the loss of Hill would hurt their aggressive production.
Travis Kelsey As perhaps the best tight end in the league is still in the fold, so Mahomes will have a few guys to throw.
The Chiefs will be the wild card team in the worst case scenario, but Mahomes gives them the best chance to win the division again.
Denver has since struggled to find a quarterback. Peyton Manning left in 2015.
They now have superstar Russell Wilson leading their team into 2022.
Along with Wilson, they have a new head coach, Nathaniel Hackett.
Also, his defense has always been strong.
Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders may be the only team that is most unlikely to make the playoffs of all four, as they have the worst QB in the division.
by no means Derek Carey A bad quarterback, but he’s not as good as the other three.
Carr is still good enough to get the Raiders back into the playoffs and adding Adams to their offense would be great.
Here’s how Davante Adams ranks among other WRs in the NFL since 2016:
Receiving Yards: 1
Getting TD: 1
100-yard game: T-1st
150-yard game: Second
Multi-TD Games: First
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) 24 August 2022
In addition, he has one of the best pass-rushers in football. Max Crosby,
New head coach Josh McDaniels appears to be having more success in this division than when he first coached Denver.
The Raiders may have the worst chances to win the division but they are still talented enough to get one of the three wild card spots.