When looking beyond the Baltimore Ravens, the AFC North had a disappointing season. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Bengals all missed the playoffs in 2019 but each has plenty of reason for optimism heading into the upcoming season.
During the offseason, the Ravens loaded up even more on talent and will aim to win their first playoff game in the Lamar Jackson era. Between acquiring Calais Campbell, Derek Wolfe, and D.J. Fluker while also selecting J.K. Dobbins in the 2020 NFL Draft.
It was another offseason of adding talent for the Browns, but most importantly, they moved on from Freddie Kitchens and hired Kevin Stefanski to be their next head coach. Factoring in the additions of Austin Hooper, Jack Conklin, and Jedrick Wills Jr., it was a strong offseason for Cleveland.
After a season of poor results on offense, the Steelers looked to add more talent to the passing game. Their haul from the 2020 NFL Draft was highlighted by the selection of Chase Claypool and they also signed Eric Ebron in free agency.
Little needs to be said about what the Bengals did this offseason. Bringing in a dynamic quarterback prospect like Joe Burrow will help ignite excitement about the team immediately. The team was far more aggressive in free agency than in recent years, too.
With that being said, let’s take a look at one huge training camp battle for each team in the AFC North.