AFC West offseasons ranked worst to best in 2023

The 2022 offseason was a massive one for the AFC West. But what about 2023?
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1. Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos had the best offseason of any team in the AFC West in 2023 but that does not mean that they are going to be significantly more competitive. The team still has a huge Russell Wilson problem and is still the third-most talented team in the division.

That being said, Denver made the biggest addition of any team in the division this offseason by trading for and hiring Sean Payton. Just about every Chargers fan wanted Payton in LA during the 2022 season and instead, he is going to be coaching one of the Bolts' biggest rivals.

We cannot tout Moore as a massive upgrade for the Chargers then pretend like Payton isn't an even bigger upgrade. Denver is literally going from the worst head coach in the entire NFL to a future Hall of Fame head coach. There couldn't be a bigger difference. Plus, head coach is obviously more important.

Denver also became less reliant on Wilson this offseason, which should be considered a win for the team. The Broncos brought in run-blocking offensive linemen and added Samaje Perine to the mix to potentially give the team an elite 1-2 duo with Javonte Williams. Heck, Denver even paid good money to sign Jarred Stidham in case Wilson is struggling again.

Ironically, the move that got the Broncos hyped up last offseason is the thing the team is trying to distance itself from and that is what has made this a good offseason. Throw in a pretty solid draft class despite not having a first-round pick and Denver is a lock for the top spot on this list.