We’re often so caught up in yesterday and today, we forget all about what might happen tomorrow. That means fans of bad NFL teams are grumbling about last year’s results and imagining what their draft picks will be like this season, but they’re not even thinking about what might be coming down the pike – good or bad.
That’s what we’re for!
Breaking down this year’s teams, wondering what might lay ahead for all 32 clubs, helps us predict what we think what could happen just five seasons from now. Which five NFL teams will have the best chances to win the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami?
This was by no means scientific, although, we’ll cite some stats once in a while, but you should understand this is a completely subjective final-five set!
Current rosters certainly say a lot about what might happen in 2020, but let’s go back to before the 2011 season to see if we could have predicted the final four teams (those playing in the AFC and NFC Championship games) for this past season, 2015:
- Arizona Cardinals: In the first season after Kurt Warner’s retirement, the Cards won just five games in 2010, just two years after the franchise’s only trip to the Super Bowl.
- Carolina Panthers: With just two wins in 2010, every other NFL team had at least twice as many wins as the Panthers, who won the chance to draft Cam Newton first overall.
- Denver Broncos: Coming off a 4-12 season, and Josh McDaniels was fired before the 2011 season – but not before he wasted a first-rounder on Tim Tebow. Drafting Von Miller second overall in 2011 helped the worst defense in the NFL in 2010 substantially.
- New England Patriots: Tom Brady was the 2010 NFL MVP, so it wasn’t too outlandish to think he could stick around another 10 years with Bill Belichick running the show.
So as you can see, the only great team that was able to stave off Father Time was the Patriots, and the other three teams had top-five picks in the 2011 NFL Draft (Arizona took CB Patrick Peterson).Two quarterbacks played with the team that drafted them, and the other two came over from other clubs.
5 Teams With Best Chances of Winning 2020 Super Bowl
If we were going to put money on who will be holding up the Vince Lombardi Trophy in five years, we’d put our money on these five NFL clubs. They are listed in alphabetical order, and we’ll cite the numbers here for snap-weighted average age of 2015 NFL rosters.
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