NFL Power Rankings: After Major Moves, Where Do Teams Stand?

Tim Kelly
March 20, 2020 - 9:57 am
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For the better part of the last 20 years - most of the lifespan of younger millennials - the one thing you could count on in the NFL is that the New England Patriots were a pretty safe bet to reach the AFC Championship Game, if not the Super Bowl.

That might all be about to change.

In 20 seasons, Tom Brady led the Patriots to 13 AFC Championship Game appearances, nine AFC titles and a record-tying six Super Bowl titles. It was the greatest run in NFL history, one it's hard to fathom ever being topped again.

But, even the greatest of things must come to an end. Friday, Brady officially announced that he's signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ahead of his age-43 season.

Meanwhile, even the most ardent Bill Belichick followers have to admit that he has an uphill battle, at least initially, without Brady. While an elite defense can probably sustain the loss of Kyle Van Noy in free agency, the Patriots need to rebuild their entire offense. Even if Jarrett Stidham turns out to be a great NFL quarterback, there's likely to be quite a bit of growing pains in 2020. That makes you think Brady could have the most initial success after the breakup.

With Brady among a slew of major moves from the first wave of free agency, here's the latest RADIO.COM NFL Power Rankings:

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