NFL Teams Most Likely to Tank for the 2019 NFL Season

At the point we are in of the NFL offseason, we can make a good guess of which NFL teams are in it for the Super Bowl, and which ones are taking a so called, “off year.” These are the teams that are desperate for a quarterback or just need a year to recuperate. Here, we are looking at the top ten NFL teams most likely to tank for the 2019 NFL season.
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The Top Ten
1 Miami Dolphins The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football franchise located in the Miami metropolitan area.

This is pretty obvious at this point. They have practically said that they are tanking in 2019. Need evidence? They have a first year head coach in Brian Flores, who needs to teach players his system. Secondly, they traded Ryan Tannehill to the Titans and signed Ryan Fitzpatrick (back to the AFC East) to make up for his absence. Also, they signed almost no one in free agency, with the most notable signing being of tight end Dwayne Allen. By not signing anyone however, they are setting themselves up to have the most cap space in the NFL in 2020. If the draft is successful in 2019, then maybe they can successfully tank for Tua in 2020.

2 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.

First off, the front office of Cincinnati isn't doing a good job of running things here. All they did in free agency was resign players. No new additions. So little talent here. Secondly, like Miami, they have a first year head coach in Zac Taylor. Considering they're not supplying him with much talent, it looks like they're waiting to make a splash until 2020. They have a lot of work to do. But as their division rival Browns have shown, you can go from talentless to talent filled in one season.

I don't like the direction this team is going. Seems safe to say that Cleveland has handed them the baton of being the basement team

3 New York Giants The New York Giants are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area.

All signs are pointing to a complete roster rebuild in New York. Letting Landon Collins walk, and trading Oliver Vernon and Odell Beckham hinted to many that something was up with the Giants. Or maybe it is just that Dave Gettleman is insane. And honestly, at this point in time, I am not sure if Gettleman even knows what he is doing. Perhaps they want to skip on 2019's relatively weak quarterback draft class and get to 2020, with talent like Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert. The Giants have every reason to tank in 2019, and I believe that they will. Saquon will not be happy.

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

I feel that the Panthers are primed to tank in 2019. Why, you may ask? Well, Cam Newton is getting injured quite often, and that has made me think, "maybe they are considering moving on from him." It doesn't seem completely far fetched. Also, while the team has pretty good talent on both sides of the ball with Christian McCaffery and Luke Kuechley, they still have a lot of holes on their roster, most notably at safety and still wide receiver. Not to mention they didn't do anything notable in free agency. I see the signs. The Panthers look like they are going to tank in 2019.

5 Washington Redskins The Washington Commanders 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 to it being labeled racist to native culture. It was named the Washington Football Team until February... read more

They have a serious quarterback situation. Despite the trade for immediate relief in Case Keenum, they need to look at the long term outlook. I think they should tank for a quarterback in 2020. It's a deep class, and they can address their glaring need at wide receiver in 2019. Perhaps they should move on from Jay Gruden after 2019 and start fresh with a new quarterback and a talented wide receiver in 2020. They can't fix themselves before the 2019 season, but maybe they can do it before the 2020 season begins.

6 Pittsburgh Steelers The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that competes in the National Football League. Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls with 6 which currently stands today.

This team is a mess right now. What happened to them? Ben Roethlisberger is being attacked, Antonio Brown caused drama and was traded, and Le'Veon Bell is now a Jet. This isn't the same team from 2014-2017. They have to overcome so much now, and it makes more sense than ever now to tank. Big Ben is getting up there in age, and it may be time to find him a successor. Like I have said before, 2020 has a great quarterback class. Also, Mike Tomlin needs to go after 2019. It may take longer than 2019 to fix themselves, but tanking is a start.

7 Arizona Cardinals The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football franchise based in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Yeah, I know they were terrible already in 2018, and they probably want to win in 2019. But I see reason to tank. Potentially trading 2018 first round pick Josh Rosen is a start. They would waste their 2019 pick on a quarterback in Kyler Murray, and would set them back. Just because your new head coach likes a quarterback, doesn't mean you have to draft him. It will set them far behind their rivals in the NFC West, and set them up to waste Larry Fitzgerald's potential final year in Arizona.

8 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.

Not very likely, given that Mike Zimmer is on the hot seat now, but this isn't the 2017 Vikings. Their quarterback is overpaid and their defense has regressed. It may be a project to fix them, and they may need a top ten pick in 2020.

So far Captain Kirk has been the definition of Overrated. The defense has also not been the same. A high pick wouldn't hurt

9 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.

As a Denver fan who has watched many a Raven's game, I know Joe is not the long term answer to the quarterback problem. He is a short term fix that will need to be repaired, although probably not this year. We finally fired our idiot coach, Vance Joseph, and we look set for a decent year.

John Elway traded for Joe Flacco, indicating that Denver is still in win-now mode. However, maybe it's the right time for them to lose some and draft a quarterback in 2020.

10 Seattle Seahawks The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference West division.

Most expected them to tank in 2018, but they ended up in the playoffs. This year is different however. With their defense a shell of its former self, Frank Clark's dissatisfaction, and a pending Russell Wilson extension, Seattle needs to rebuild.

This year should be the rebuilding year we all thought last year would be

Good 1 less loss to Minnesota next season maybe we can break the curse against the Seahawks

The Contenders
11 Oakland Raiders The Las Vegas Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Las Vegas. The Raiders began playing in 1960 as a member club of the American Football League; they have been a member club of the National Football League since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger... read more
12 Cleveland Browns The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League as a member team of the American Football Conference North division... read more