7 Guesses at What 2026 NFL Season Will Look Like
We’re less than 100 days away from the kickoff of the very first NFL game in the 2016 NFL season, yet I’m already looking even farther ahead.
I’m an old man, you see. I’ve drafted both Curt Warner and Kurt Warner on my Fantasy Football teams in different seasons, and I’ve been around long enough to remember the Raiders and Rams in L.A. the first time. I’m closing in on 45, and that has me nostalgic for yesteryear – and fearful of years to come.
It’s what old people do – gripe about the old days, and watch Fox News. (Well, hopefully, the latter never happens, and my love for cartoons returns in my later years instead.)
So as I look a decade ahead, and I wonder what the 2026 NFL season will look like, I first look back to see what has changed since the 2006 NFL season. In this season, Monday Night Football became a Cable TV show for the first time ever. Brutal. Mike McCarthy and Sean Payton took over as the Packers and Saints head coaches. Awesome! Peyton Manning would win his first Super Bowl! Sweet! The Browns would finish fourth in the AFC North for the fourth straight year. (Sounds about right.)
What Will the 2026 NFL Season Look Like?
What can we look forward to – or recoil from – in a decade from now?
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