Which Franchise Will Have the Biggest Turnaround in The 2021 NFL Season?

Published 06/20/2021, 5:25 PM EDT


The 2021 NFL season is less than three months away. As teams gear up for what should be another riveting season of football, fans of certain NFL franchises will be hoping for a turnaround in their fortunes. 

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After all, not everyone has it good. And 2020, was pretty depressing for certain franchises. The Jacksonville Jaguars went 1-15, the New York Jets 2-14, even the Dallas Cowboys had a howler by their standards with a 6-10 losing record.   

Looking to turn things around, we take a look at the team we believe will have a starkly contrasting 2021 campaign as compared to last season. 

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New England Patriots can surprise a few in the NFL

The New England Patriots had it bad in 2020. Failing to make the playoffs for the first time since 2008, the franchise stumbled to a 7-9 losing record. 

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While many felt this was down to the departure of Tom Brady, the problems were truly elsewhere. While quarterback Cam Newton did indeed suffer a poor run of form, it was down to the side’s poor supporting cast. 

With a lack of quality of wide receivers and serious deficiencies at tight end, the Patriots offense needed some work. And Head Coach and GM Bill Belichick made sure to address that over the course of the offseason.

Signing the likes of Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne, Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith, the Patriots have filled the gaps that needed looking into. 

Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Mac Jones (Alabama) with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the New England Patriots as the number 15 overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft at First Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

And if there are still concerns about Cam Newton, they’ve got that covered as well. Drafting rookie quarterback Mac Jones, the Patriots have invested in their quarterback for the future. 

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While Jones isn’t expected to start right away, it’s only a matter of time the Patriots offense finds its new leader. Jones has impressed many with his performances in OTAs and minicamp giving Patriots fans all the more reasons to be excited for 2021. 

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Agree with our pick? If not, which NFL franchise do you think will have the best turnaround story in 2021? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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