- 10/08/2010, 11:06PM ET
DocRevis said 10/08, 11:06 PM
Name 5 NFL teams that you believe have the best future ahead of them. Which 5 teams do you believe will be able to consistently contend for the next 10 years?
Also list two players from each team that you believe will be the cornerstones for the team for these coming 10 years.
Keep in mind, players like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady may still be great now, but in 10 years it's unlikely that they will be in the game therefore you can't base your argument off of those two players unless you really think they'll each be playing at 43-44 years old.
Your list does not have to be in order.
My 5 teams:
- New York Jets (Mark Sanchez and Darrelle Revis)
- Minnesota Vikings (Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen)
- Atlanta Falcons (Matt Ryan and Michael Turner)
- Baltimore Ravens (Joe Flacco and Ray Rice)
- Green Bay Packers (Aaron Rodgers and A.J. Hawk)
I believe each of these 5 teams can compete for the next 10 years on a consistent basis.
It's your turn. Who do you think can compete for the next 10 years?
Rudedog: Thankful said 10/08, 11:25 PM
I'll take the Jets, Vikings, Ravens
And add Miami (Henne, Marshall) and Cowboys (Romo, Austin)
For Atlanta, Turner isn't going to be productive for 10 more years. In fact, he might not have 5 more years in him. Once RBs hit 30, they historically have a big drop off. Turner is 28 right now.
As for the Dolphins, they feature young QBs with young targets.
Henne is 25 and Marshall is 26
They have a while to develop chemistry and Ronnie Brown a couple more years left in him. They have a solid defense as well.
For Dallas, QBs have the ability to play at a high level into their 30s. Romo is 30 this season. Add in Dez Bryant (22), Miles Austin (26), Felix Jones (23), and Jason Witten (28) with Ware (28), Anthony Spencer (26), and Mike Jenkins (25), and you have a solid core to build around
The problem I see with the Packers is obviously their age. Driver is 35, Lee is 30, and Ryan Grant is 28. Charles Woodson is 34 and Cullen Jenkins and Nick Barnett are 29. Can they really compete for 10 more years?
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