For each of the NFL’s 32 franchises, it’s time to put 2015 in the past and look ahead to the league’s 97th season.
From the Super Bowl 50 champion Denver Broncos all the way to a pair of 3-13 teams in the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns, there are players to release or re-sign, new coaches and staffs to adjust to and that never-ending list of unexpected problems that come with players being human beings.
The goal for all of these clubs is to be better in 2016. Yes, even the defending champion Broncos, who have some issues to resolve if they are to repeat roughly one year from now.
How does this happen? This may be a copycat league, but the game plan is different for every franchise.
Here, we take an early glance at some of the initial offseason blueprints for each organization. In some instances, the same key issues have been problematic for more than one season.
Keep an eye on every move in the NFL over the next month or so as franchises prepare for the start of the next fiscal year on March 9.