Unlike the Rams a year ago, it doesn’t look as though the Buffalo Bills will leap into the top 10.
How could they?
The team is on its fifth offensive coordinator in six years. Tyrod Taylor is out at quarterback; AJ McCarron and Josh Allen have arrived. The former couldn’t beat out Andy Dalton for a job in Cincinnati, and the latter was arguably the most polarizing quarterback in the 2018 class.
It should be more of the same in 2018 with coordinator Nathaniel Hackett back at the controls. Wide receiver Allen Robinson left for Chicago, and the team will have to bank on good performances from Dede Westbrook, rookie D.J. Chark and Donte Moncrief on a depth chart with no real standouts. Fournette, as good as he is, will likely come close to his rookie average of 3.9 yards per carry because opponents don’t feel threatened by the passing game.
And that’s fine—the Jaguars win via defense. Unless the team gets a breakout year from a receiver, one of the NFL’s best defenses is ready to do the heavy lifting.
Romo, a four-time Pro Bowl player who retired last year, has turned his attention to golf, though the 38-year-old’s PGA Tour debut saw him finish last at last month’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.
Is this a lame-duck year before Miami can make sweeping changes? Right now, the team’s goal seems to be going 8-8, which is the definition of purgatory in the NFL.
Judging by the contracts that incoming quarterback Kirk Cousins and outgoing quarterback Case Keenum received this offseason, it’s fair to say that the Minnesota Vikings believe they have improved at that position.
After they went 13-3 and made the NFC Championship Game last season, that’s a scary thought.
With plenty of expiring contracts on the horizon, 2018 could be the end of a window of elite defensive play for the Vikings. In the year leading Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys up to that potential exodus of talent, they drafted UCF cornerback Mike Hughes in the Cheap Game Jerseys first round, who projects to be a slot cornerback immediately.
Minnesota is maximizing its window rather shying away from it.