1. Cleveland Browns
Everyone is aware of the Browns struggle to find a Quarterback, but this team’s problems go way deeper than that.
Cleveland has gone 36-92 since 2007, which was the last time they had a winning record.
With a revolving door at the coaching position, and veteran players like center Alex Mack, offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz, wide receiver Travis Benjamin and safety Tashaun Gipson, bailing in free agency,and previously loyal left tackle, Joe Thomas, suggesting he might want to be traded, this team seems to be about to hit rock bottom.
The good news is the Browns have the second overall pick in this year’s draft.
The bad news is, even if they should happen to get it right this time, it will not be enough to save the current season.
Barring a miracle, the Browns who play in one of the toughest divisions in the league, will be lucky to match their 3 win total from last year.
2. San Francisco 49ers
This once proud franchise has quickly become the team nobody wants to play for.
Newly acquired head coach, Chip Kelly, has the daunting task of trying to fix his reputation and turn the remaining players into a winning squad, all in one season.
With question marks at every offensive skill position, and a suddenly depleted defense, this team has way too many holes to fill.
They would be better off having a fire sale, and starting over from scratch with a new attitude and perspective.
If Kelly can uses this season to earn trust, the future could be bright.
Unfortunately for Niners fans, this is going to be another long, painful year of watching their team struggle to even stay in games.
3. Tennessee Titans
The Titans are loaded with underachieving talent on offense.
They have a plethora of young receivers and three young running backs who just can’t seem to find a groove.
With claim to the first overall pick in the draft, Marcus Mariota entering his sophomore season, and DeMarco Murray coming in through free agency, this team has a chance to improve.
However, if management can’t figure out how to get the best out of their players, this season will be nothing but a glorified rebuilding year.
4. Philadelphia Eagles
After crying all season long, Philly fans got their wish for a new head coach.
They were so mad about losing overpaid, underperforming players, that they failed to realize that they were a team on the rise, who finished just one game below .500 and had a serious chance of winning their division this year.
Now what they get is another season of watching their team try to rebuild and retool.
They do have some talent, and have a chance to win a few games, but until this team learns patience, they will continue to be on the outside looking in when the playoffs start.
5. San Diego Chargers
The Bolts actually look like a team on the upswing.
They’ve added some much needed talent, and have assembled a fairly solid roster.
However, this squad has a reputation for underperforming, and they are getting older at key positions.
Although they have the potential to put up decent statistics and win quite a few games, they are playing in a division with three teams who have a legitimate chance at a title shot.
Although Chargers fans are obviously hungry for a postseason appearance, they are going to have to wait at least one more season before their dreams come true.