The NFL According To AI

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The NFL According To AI

The NFL season will be kicking off in the next few months, with the Kansas City Chiefs trying to make a push for a second Super Bowl title in a row.

And, with the rise of AI consistently in the news, we thought now would be a great time to quiz it on the NFL, and get its thoughts on burning questions such as who the best quarterbacks are and which franchises are the best in NFL history.

So, by using chatbots such as ChatGPT, we did exactly that! Read on to find out the answers, and see if you agree.

Greatest teams in NFL history

The first question we asked AI chatbots was who they thought were the best franchises in NFL history. Here are their Top 5 picks.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers

The seventh oldest franchise in the world, AI has officially voted the Steelers as the best franchise in the NFL, and for good reason. Not only have they won six Super Bowls, with the most recent one being in 2008, but they’ve also won eight conference championships and 24 division titles. They’ve also had some incredible players, including Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Jack Lambert and Mike Webster.

2. New England Patriots

The New England Patriots were founded in the AFL as the Boston Patriots in 1959. The franchise joined the NFL with the merger in 1970. Since then, they’ve won six Super Bowls, 11 conference titles and 22 division championships. Tom Brady is their most famous quarterback, playing with the team for 20 seasons, from 2001 to 2019, and the iconic Bill Belichick coaches them.

3. Dallas Cowboys

Valued at $4 billion, the Cowboys are one of the most valuable sports teams in the world. They’ve won the Super Bowl five times, in addition to 10 conference championships and 24 division titles. Several of their players have won MVP awards at the Super Bowl, including Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith.

4. San Francisco 49ers

Founded in 1946 as part of the All-America Football Conference and joining the NFL in 1949 when the AAFC merged with the NFL, the 49ers are the first major professional sports franchise to be based in San Francisco. The 49ers have won five Super Bowls and have been conference champions seven times and division champions 21 times. Some of their most notable players include Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Steve Young, Charles Haley and Terrell Owens.

5. New York Giants

Voted the fifth-best NFL franchise by AI, the New York Giants joined the NFL in 1925 and have won the Super Bowl four times, with their most recent win coming in 2011. They’ve also been conference champions 11 times, and division champions 16 times, with some of their best players being Lawrence Taylor, Eli Manning, Michael Strahan and Harry Carson.

Most passionate fanbases in the NFL

The next question we asked AI chatbots was who has the most passionate fanbases. Here are the Top 5.

1. Buffalo Bills

Known as the Bills Mafia, the Buffalo Bills' fans give the team the most passionate fanbase in the NFL, according to AI. Being a Bills fan in one of the smaller NFL markets is practically a rite of passage, and they’re well-known across the league for their tailgating parties and dedication to the game. Bills fans have lived through four consecutive Super Bowl losses in the early 1990s and then lived through 17 consecutive seasons when the team didn’t make the playoffs.

2. Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles fans have a reputation for being rowdy, including an incident in the 1970s when they booed Santa Claus.

But they’re also known for being huge supporters of their team even though the Eagles haven't always had a lot of success. The team, founded in 1933, won three NFL titles before 1960 and one Super Bowl, that coming in 2018.

3. Green Bay Packers

More than 99% of Green Bay Packers’ season tickets holders renew their seats every year. The waiting list stands at a staggering 140,000, showing just how dedicated the fans are. Packers fans also are the first in professional football team to have a hall of fame, and Fan Hall of Fame, which is there to honor die-hard supporters.

4. New England Patriots

According to a previous survey, the New England Patriots fanbase was 11.7% more passionate than other NFL fans. They’ve also been found to have one of the happiest fanbases, according to another survey, which is perhaps why AI has ranked them so highly.

5. Dallas Cowboys

While the Cowboys might not have won a Super Bowl since the 1995 season, the team's fans have been voted as the cringiest. Saying that, fans show up every year, confident the Cowboys can win, and their famous cheerleaders keep the crowd pumped and wanting to come back for more.

Other fanbases that made it into the Top 10 are fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.

Best NFL quarterbacks

We asked who the best NFL quarterbacks are. These players made the list.

1. Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes played college football and baseball at Texas Tech before quitting baseball to focus on football. With him as quarterback, the Kansas City Chiefs have won two Super Bowls, and he’s been voted Super Bowl MVP twice, in 2018 and 2022. He has also won league MVP twice.

2. Joe Burrow

Starting his career at Ohio State, Joe Burrow transferred to LSU and won a national championship and the Heisman Trophy. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020. During his three seasons with them, he’s led the team to five postseason wins and a Super Bowl berth. For the 2021 season, he was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

3. Aaron Rodgers

According to AI, Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback from 2005-2022, makes it into third place. During his long career, he’s won the Super Bowl, one Super Bowl MVP award and the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award four times. He will play for the New York Jets in the 2023 season.

4. Josh Allen

Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen comes in fourth place. Allen played college ball at Wyoming and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2018. Throughout his career, he’s won two Pro Bowls and had the highest passer rating in a single postseason, in 2021. 

5. Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson has been the Denver Broncos' quarterback since 2022. He started his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks, where he played for 10 years. He’s had nine Pro Bowl appearances and, in 2015, was the NFL passer-rating leader. In addition, Wilson has been the winning Super Bowl quarterback once.

Other quarterbacks making it into the Top 10, according to AI, are Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers, Matthew Stafford at Los Angeles Rams, Tua Tagavailoa of the Miami Dolphins, Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles and Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers.

AI’s thoughts on the NFL

We then asked AI chatbots a couple of other questions about the NFL. They picked these coaches as the best in history:

  1. Bill Belichick
  2. Andy Reid
  3. Sean Payton
  4. Mike Tomlin
  5. John Harbaugh

We then asked what the worst draft picks of all-time were. This was the reply:

  1. Jalen Reagor – Philadelphia Eagles No. 21 overall pick in 2020
  2. Josh Rosen – Arizona Cardinals No. 10 overall pick in 2018
  3. John Ross – Cincinnati Bengals No. 9 overall pick in 2017
  4. Derrick Harvey – Jacksonville Jaguars No. 8 overall pick in 2008
  5. Akili Smith – Cincinnati Bengals No. 3 overall pick in 1999

So, do you agree with AI’s thoughts on these, or do you have differing opinions? If you like the odds for your favorite team, then why not place a bet on the NFL, or discover the best NFL betting odds from a range of betting sites.


By utilizing AI chatbots such as ChatGPT and ChatSonic, we asked AI different questions about teams, players, coaches and fanbases in the NFL in the hopes of providing insight into how AI views the league. 

All rankings and opinions are solely from the responses given from AI chatbots.

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