The Athlon Sports 2022 Pro Football Annual heralds another season of NFL action with sideline-to-sideline coverage of all 32 teams.
Athlon's Pro Football magazine is the most complete preview available and comes in at a massive 240 pages this year. Pick up your copy at newsstands everywhere or order your copy online. There are 29 different covers to choose from!
As always, the 2022 edition features team-by-team previews from beat writers nationwide, along with player rankings, depth charts, schedules, stats, fantasy football insight and analysis from the 2022 NFL Draft.
In "15 Things to Watch in 2022," we discuss Tom Brady's return to Tampa Bay (and head coach Bruce Arians' departure), Aaron Rodgers' attempt at an MVP three-peat, Tua Tagovailoa's enhanced weaponry and added pressure in Miami, the Rams-ification of the NFL, and much more.
Speaking of the Super Bowl champion Rams, we take an in-depth look at the methodology that Sean McVay and Co. used to build a championship team in our feature story "All In" and the lessons that their approach offered the rest of the league. The Rams pushed their chips to the center of the table last season, and the result was a championship. Who's got that opportunity in 2022?
We also include a Q&A with a player who has gone from an afterthought with a struggling franchise to a Super Bowl champion — Rams QB Matthew Stafford, who seized his opportunity following his move from Detroit to Los Angeles and led his team to the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Stafford shares his thoughts on his dream season and what to expect from the champs in 2022.
In the keeping-up-with-the-Jones NFL, teams have to make moves or get left behind. The result was the wildest offseason in NFL history. In our feature story "Seismic Shift," we take you deep into the 58 days that transformed the NFL — the period from Brady's (ultimately temporary) early-February retirement to Arians' late-March departure. In between, there was an unprecedented flurry of activity — including the trades of superstars such as Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill, and, most controversially, Deshaun Watson — that will resonate throughout the league for years to come.
The NFL boasts deep talent at every spot on the field, and we're here to break it all down for you. In our 2022 player rankings, we rank the best of the best at each position.