Top 10 NFL Teams Most Likely to Improve in 2021

Some teams had a down year. Others have been rebuilding for years. Either way 2020 was rough for everyone but 2021 may be a different story. Maybe this is the year these teams finally break through and get back on the map. Who knows, some of these teams might make the playoffs if they play their cards right.
The Top Ten
1 Washington Football Team The Washington NFL team are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In 2020, Washington after 87 years got rid of the Redskins trademark due do to it being labeled racist to native culture. It is unknown what name they will be given at this time.

Washington already has some pieces to like mostly on the defensive side of the football with guys like Chase Young. Offense has some playmakers like Terry Mclaurin and Antonio Gibson. This team did win the division granted the NFC East was the worst division in football where all the teams sucked but they were arguably the best of that division and they're not as far from being good as you may think. They got rid of Dwayne Haskins who is essentially a bust at this rate, Taylor Heinicke is a meh overall quarterback I don't trust him need to see more to get a full opinion on him. Alex Smith while he was a nice comeback story I don't think he's the long term answer at quarterback he's kind of a liability

Get a good quarterback (Deshaun Watson?) and this could be a dangerous team with their offensive playmakers and powerful defensive line.

They have a great, young defense. I can see them wining their division and making the playoffs again next year

2 San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The 49ers had high expectations going into 2020 after losing the Super Bowl they were determined to get revenge however they were hit hard by injuries which really derailed their season. Assuming everyone comes back healthy this will once again be a dangerous team. The talent level of this team is capable of winning the NFC. They may be out for blood I would definitely not want to face this team. Keep in mind that they were able to beat the Rams twice in 2020 and that was with a banged up roster. If that isn't any indication that this team can redeem themselves in 2021 then I don't know what is

Seeing as the entire roster that started the season seemed to be hurt by the end of the season, they performed fairly well. I think it's a test enemy to the coaching, and with all the players returning, they should be a playoff team again

3 Los Angeles Chargers The Los Angeles Chargers are a professional American football team based in Los Angeles. The Chargers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

The Chargers were definitely a disappointment of a team in 2020 they have the talent to be a playoff team but Anthony Lynn was such a horrible clock manager that it cost him his job. They seem to have found their long term answer to replace Phillip Rivers. Justin Herbert took the football world by notice and he may be their long term quarterback of the future. He has weapons and talent around him. I think with competent coaching this team can be a dark horse even with Kansas City in the division there is no reason why they can't make the playoffs with the talent on this team

This team is going to be great. They have the core pieces, now they just have to fill out the roster. This is probably my number two team, and I'm excited about them

4 New York Jets The New York Jets are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area.

The Jets were quite terrible last year going 0-13 to start the year before winning just 2 games. They have already made progress in the right direction and fired their coach Adam Gase. Now they have Robert Saleh who seems to be the opposite of Adam Gase. The Jets do have a chance to land a quarterback in this draft and get him some help. Or who knows they might get Deshaun Watson even if it's a long shot. It will take years for them to be relevant again but they are slowly making progress. Right now they're taking baby steps first but I could see them winning 4-5 games next year. They won't improve much but they need to take baby steps first. It's a process

The Jets have potential. I like Robert Selah as coach. The future is bright in my opinion.

Saleh is an amazing coach, and this team has a high draft pick and plenty of cap space.

5 Carolina Panthers The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that competes in the National Football League.

Carolina wasn't very good but they were still mostly competitive they have a young defense that can get better with more experience. They were without star running back Christian McCaffery for a majority of the season. I don't believe that Teddy Bridgewater is the long term answer for the Panthers. There is some hope here though I thought this would be a team that would be absolutely terrible and despite what the record says about them they were much more competitive than they would appear for a 5-11 team. If a couple of games went their way we could be talking about maybe 8-8 which could have got them in the playoffs in the weak NFC. This team isn't far off

6 Denver Broncos The Denver Broncos are an American football team based in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

Denver is another team that got hit hard by injuries so they were a bit underwhelming. I feel like with everyone healthy they can be a legitimate team with wild card upside. Drew Lock is okay and his surrounding cast is okay but not nearly enough. They need some more reinforcement but if they can get it they can maybe be a dark horse team

I just wanted to say Horsey Man will pay for what he said about my crown.

7 Detroit Lions The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division. ...read more.

Detroit has been rebuilding for a long time and now is finally taking the necessary steps to clean house. They fired their head coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn. Recently they have announced that they are likely to part ways with Matthew Stafford who has been one of the better quarterbacks in Detroit Lions history but he hasn't been able to win the big games. Detroit is starting over with a clean slate which honestly might be for the best. Their new coach Dan Campbell definitely had an interesting introductory Press Conference to say the least. I don't know what to think of him but perhaps he can bring the right attitude and mentality to the Lions that they have been lacking for so long.

8 Jacksonville Jaguars The Jacksonville Jaguars are an American professional football franchise based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Jacksonville will have an interesting season to say the least. Urban Meyer is back into coaching again and they have draft capital in this upcoming draft including the first overall pick and they are essentially a lock to draft Trevor Lawrence. They have cap space and they have guys like DJ Chark, James Robinson and Laviska Shenault this is a more intriguing team than many people realize they have a lot of raw talent that with proper coaching can be molded into a formidable team. And for the Jaguars they hit rock bottom last year where the only way to go is up.

To be fair, you can only get so much worse than what they were last year

9 Miami Dolphins The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football franchise located in the Miami metropolitan area.

Miami is on the right track I was impressed with how they played they should have made the playoffs unfortunately they didn't make it in via tiebreaker. Tua has potential but to me they need to develop him. Make sure you don't waste him. They are on the right track they just need to keep it going and they will make it to the playoffs next season

10 Cincinnati Bengals The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals currently compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference North division.

Cincinnati has their quarterback in Joe Burrow they just need him to get healthy. He missed out on most of the season. They have some weapons but the major key will be Offensive line they need reinforcements and major improvement as soon as possible. We saw what happened when you have a bad offensive line. You ruin Joe Burrow's season. Don't make that same mistake again

The Contenders
11 Arizona Cardinals The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football franchise based in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
12 Minnesota Vikings The Minnesota Vikings are an American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season.
13 Chicago Bears The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division.
14 Los Angeles Rams The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
15 New England Patriots The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston region. New England Patriots are one of the few teams to have 5+ wins in the Super Bowl.
16 Dallas Cowboys The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Cowboys compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.
17 Philadelphia Eagles The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional football franchise based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.
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