Tennessee Titans (11-5)
Won the division, will face the Ravens at home in the wild-card round.
Heck of a season for the Titans, who got the top spot in the division behind an excellent offense led by Derrick Henry, Ryan Tannehill, and the emergence of A.J. Brown as a true #1 receiver. Tennessee definitely has plenty of flaws, as they suffered a lot of injuries to their offensive line, their defense looks kind of suspect, and they got some breaks because of opponents missing key player because of COVID, but at the end of the day, they are the champions and they deserve it. The Titans will be expecting more playoff heroics out of Derrick Henry, as he looks better than ever after rushing for over 2K yards.
Houston Texans (4-12)
Terrible season, future looks bleak without any sort of draft capital or cap space.
Man, what a tough season for Houston. I was really low on them after a terrible off-season, but I did not expect them to be this bad. Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt, the franchise’s two best players, look like they want out of this mess, and on top of that, the Texans don’t even have their first or second round picks this season after the Laremy Tunsil trade. This is a team that could seriously get less than 5 wins for the next 5-7 seasons. Hiring Nick Caserio as a general manager seems like a step in the right direction, but you just never know hiring staff with any connection to Bill Bellichick.
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-15)
Tank complete, rebuilding process started. Got Trevor Lawrence.
Against all odds, the Jaguars beat the Jets in the Trevor Lawrence tank bowl and got the #1 overall pick. Even though this season was really bad, Jacksonville has some young pieces that have a bright future, like James Robinson, K’Lavon Chaisson, C.J. Henderson, and they also have some solid veteran players, like Joe Schobert, Myles Jack, and D.J. Chark. Couple that with a lot of draft capital, a new head-coach, plenty of cap space, and the hottest quarterback prospect since a guy named Andrew Luck, and the future looks sort of bright for Duval.