Predicting 1 Big NFL Offseason Splash for Each AFC North Team

Jordan Cohn
February 06, 2020 - 2:34 pm

Though the AFC North seems like a one horse race after the show the Ravens delivered during the 2019 season, there’s reason to believe that the other three teams have hope as well.

The Steelers have one of the best defenses in the league and are hoping Big Ben can return to form after an injury put a significant damper on his contract extension.

The Bengals will likely spend the first overall pick in the draft on LSU quarterback Joe Burrow -- any other move would come as an absolute shock -- and are looking to shape the future.

And not too long ago, it wasn’t the Ravens but the Cleveland Browns who were favorites to win the AFC North, with Super Bowl aspirations as the core of the franchise came into form.

With smart decision making this offseason, each of these teams can work to make the AFC North a more competitive division than it was last season, and no team is completely out of the playoff picture to start the season.

Matthew Judon can become a free agent this offseason. Photo credit (Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
A.J. Green has spent his entire career with the Bengals. Photo credit (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The Browns hope to do a better job at protecting Baker Mayfield in 2020. Photo credit (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Mason Rudolph struggled in 2019. Photo credit (Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)