1. San Francisco 49ers – Does it even matter if it’s Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert? Whatever the case, new coach Chip Kelly has his hands full.
2. Tennessee Titans – I believe Tennessee is on the upswing, especially with Marcus Mariota at the controls going into his sophomore season. That said ,they are still a year or two from putting it all together.
3. Philadelphia Eagles –They might potentially be the worst team in football heading into 2016.
4. Detroit Lions – Losing Calvin Johnson to retirement with an already inconsistent Matthew Stafford could be what ultimately does him in, minus his security blanket.
5. Los Angeles Rams – New location. Same ‘ol Rams. Plus an early quarterback controversy with Case Keenum getting the nod over #1 pick Jared Goff. Only question now is whether Jeff Fisher will actually survive at the end of the season.
6. Chicago Bears – All considering, Jay Cutler wasn’t too bad last season — if of course we are grading on the Jay Cutler curve. That said, I cannot manufacture any reason why the Bears will win more than 8 games this season.
7. San Diego Chargers – Even with the great Philip Rivers who happens to be one of my favorite players in the league, the Bolts are essentially in rebuilding mode right now even in a division that could be in transition.
8. Miami Dolphins – New coach in Adam Gase. Question mark at quarterback in Ryan Tannehill. Too many questions to ride with the Fins at least this coming season.
9. Cleveland Browns – Not even a rejuvenated Robert Griffin III could save the Browns from the AFC North doldrums. At least they will be interesting for the first month of the season.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars – While I am of the opinion that the Jags are on the upswing and could contend for the AFC South title given just how bad that division was last season, I still think they are still one year away. Keep an eye on that young talent that adorns their roster.