Jon Gruden’s rebuild of the Las Vegas Raiders continued at snail’s pace in 2020. While the franchise relocated to Las Vegas, but still looked the same as in the first two years of Gruden’s comeback tour.
The 2020 NFL offseason was unlike any other, though most similar to a lockout season, it wasn’t entirely unprecedented. Introducing a new coaching system and a quarterback as the Carolina Panthers did was no cakewalk regardless. That they finished the season 5-11 while also losing All-Pro Christian McCaffrey was mildly impressive.
The Jacksonville Jaguars of 2021 are a completely new team than that of 2020. With the hiring of Urban Meyer and his new staff, comes promise and hope for a winning season. Overall, the Jaguars have been a disaster of a franchise and needed a complete reboot.
Coming off of a 4-11-1 season that saw no less than 10 starters miss significant playing time, the Cincinnati Bengals look to reload in 2021. Health, free agency, and the draft will all be key for the men in stripes.
Surpassing the expectations of many in 2020, the Los Angeles Rams captured a Wild Card playoff birth in the NFC playoffs with a record of 10-6. The Rams have already kicked off their offseason with the blockbuster trade of Matthew Stafford.
After finishing the 2020 NFL Season with a 5-11 record, the Denver Broncos have holes across the board. Free agency and the draft will be paramount to the team’s chances of contending with the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers.
The Houston Texans quickly went from being a near perennial playoff contender to revealing an actual foundation as stable as a house of cards. The team is reluctant to do anything toward moving Deshaun Watson, making managing free agency that much more difficult.
The 2020 NFL season didn’t go the way the Atlanta Falcons had hoped. Despite rumors earlier this offseason, Matt Ryan and Julio Jones will be back with the Falcons next year. However, the Falcons are in salary cap hell and have several critical decisions to make this offseason.
The New York Jets started their season with many losses in a row, 13-straight losses before a win against the playoff-bound Los Angeles Rams. This all led to a 2-14 finish with many holes and more to come barring any drastic decisions in free agency.