The Philadelphia Eagles (10-6 record and second in the NFC East) were close to making the playoffs last season, but just missed out. With Chip Kelly running the show, the Eagles bring a fast tempo offense that has sped up the NFL game. The defense could not stop anyone in the passing game which really made it tough for them to win games last season. The Eagles made a serious roster overload this offseason to fit what Chip Kelly wants. With some big offseason trades and free agent signings, the Eagles are looking to break through their division and be a threat in the NFC.
The Tennessee Titans (2-14 record and forth in the AFC South) were tied for the league’s worst record with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They struggled at the quarterback position, and saw some of their playmakers produce good numbers. The defense struggled to stop opposing offenses, which put pressure on their offense to come from behind in most games. With just two wins to show for the entire 2014 season, the Titans had the second overall pick in this year’s draft, where they chose to go with former Oregon Duck Marcus Mariota. Now, headed into the 2015 season they have a new quarterback, some key free agent additions on the defensive side of the ball the Titans looks to build around Mariota.
The Houston Texans (9-7 record and third in the AFC South had one of the best defenses in the NFL last season, led by all-pro defensive lineman JJ Watt. The offense has the pieces to help out their offense, but they’re missing a reliable starting quarterback. The Texans carousel at quarterback last season remains to be their only position holding them back from contending. Now, with Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett competing for the starting job this offseason. With another key addition to an already formidable defense, the Texans added Super Bowl champion defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, which should open up even more disruption opportunities for JJ Watt. Another key change is the Texans are passing the torch over to DeAndre Hopkins after releasing the best receiver in their franchises history, and bringing in a few other playmakers to match with Hopkins.
The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13 record and 3rd in the AFC South) had a difficult 2014 season, but looks to provide some hope with now second year quarterback Blake Bortles and some key young weapons on offense. With the transition to a new starting quarterback and a young core of players on both sides of the ball, the Jaguars look to build through those key players. After just three wins last season in a division with the Colts and Texans, the Jaguars look to be competitive players in a strong division. The Jaguars do have some key players on both sides of the ball that could be key players in fantasy leagues this coming season, and an opportunity to make themselves respectable again in the division.
The Indianapolis Colts (11-5 record and 1st in the AFC South) saw a lot of production from one of the best overall offenses in the NFL last season, with one of the best quarterbacks in the league leading the way. The Colts, like in seasons past, could not get passed the soon to be Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. They saw a continued increase in production from their prized quarterback Andrew Luck and a coming out party for wide receiver TY Hilton. The two players made up one of the best QB-WR tandems in the entire NFL. This coming season, the Colts brought in a bevy of former superstars in; Andre Johnson and Frank Gore to help take them to the next level this season. The team also drafted another wide receiver in the first round in Phillip Dorsett and brought in Hall of Famer Cris Carter’s son Duron Carter from the CFL.