The Vegas odds are in and our team, The Jacksonville Jaguars, are predicted to have the worst record in the NFL. It is actually very hard for a team to finish last in the league. It requires an incredible amount of ineptitude and then bad luck thrown in. No season starts out knowing who the bottom team will be except of course if you are the Indianapolis Colts and manage an incredibly “Lucky” horrible year.
But for most teams, it requires a complete disconcordance among all units of the team to become the league’s worst. Romeo Crennel was the anti-Lombardi of the NFL and almost always guaranteed a top 5 pick, but his greatest year was taking a team with 6 pro-bowl players to the bottom. He was a special talent.
The Jaguars came apart from a combination of really bad GM work and injuries. Unstable quarterbacks behind a patchwork offensive line while trying to develop a long ago forgotten passing game with no running back, led to disaster. Even with that, and no defensive secondary and no defensive end play the best we could muster was second worst in the league. But will we improve on that and actually finish dead last? Vegas thinks so, but here are five teams that it may also happen to.