During each season in the NFL, there are teams that take the next step as well as experience a noticeable decline. Sometimes, the cases are more extreme than others, but nevertheless, the league features no shortage of parody on an annual basis.
Perhaps the greatest case of a team taking a step back in 2019 was the Los Angeles Chargers. In 2018, Philip Rivers played at an MVP level en route to a 12-4 regular-season record and a playoff victory. They followed their impressive season up with a poor 5-11 record.
The Chicago Bears deserve a mention as well. Finishing with a 12-4 record and an NFC North division title in 2018, they not only failed to build off it in 2019, they posted a mere 8-8 record. Now, the talk surrounding the team is focused on Mitchell Trubisky’s future as a starting quarterback.
The 2020 season will be no exception to the rule that some teams are simply bound to take a step back. In fact, there are a few candidates that stand out as being positioned to produce lesser results than they provided just a season ago.
With that being said, let’s take a look at four teams who are poised to take a step back during the 2020 NFL season.