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Why Each NFL Team Has A Reason To Be Optimistic Next Season

When it comes to the NFL there is bound to be some disappointment that comes at the end of your team's season. Only one fan-base gets to be happy at the end, and while it may be yours, the odds are it isn't going to happen. For fans of certain franchises like the Cleveland Browns, who have seemingly defied the odds to stay as mediocre for as long as they have, disappointment may be the best emotion to use in describing your team.

Yet, when the off-season hits, optimism may be starting to grow because sure, you didn't win, but you may have had a really great draft class. Or you didn't really enjoy the players that you drafted, but maybe you really love your new head coach? The signing of Mike Zimmer to the Vikings may not have gotten as much hype as some big free agent signings that year, but you better believe it's going to have as big an impact as anything else.

As it seems to be every year, several teams have elected to go with a new head coach for the 2016-17 season. Maybe this is something that you love, while other decisions your team has made may leave you scratching your head.

At the end of the day though, there is always going to be that silver lining that tells you, maybe next year your team will accomplish something. Maybe something special, maybe just a non-awful season for once.

Here is (at least) 1 reason behind why every single NFL team should be optimistic going into next season (yes, even you Browns fans).

32 Arizona Cardinals

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31 Atlanta Falcons

Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

30 Baltimore Ravens

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

29 Buffalo Bills

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

28 Carolina Panthers

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

27 Chicago Bears

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

26 Cincinnati Bengals

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

25 Cleveland Browns

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

24 Dallas Cowboys

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

23 Denver Broncos

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

22 Detroit Lions

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

21 Green Bay Packers

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

20 Houston Texans

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

19 Indianapolis Colts

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

18 Jacksonville Jaguars

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

17 Kansas City Chiefs

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

16 Los Angeles Rams

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

15 Miami Dolphins

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

14 Minnesota Vikings

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

13 New England Patriots

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

12 New Orleans Saints

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

11 New York Giants

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

If you have OBJ on your team, you can instantly think of a reason to be optimistic for next season. No matter what your record is next year, you will surely be witness to some amazing plays that will leave you amazed. Another reason? Tom Coughlin is no longer your head coach. Tom’s a legend, but his poor clock management really hindered the team last season. They promoted offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo to the role. Eli showed some marked improvement last season, and if anyone is going to get the best out of him, it may be McAdoo.

10 New York Jets

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

9 Oakland Raiders

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

8 Philadelphia Eagles

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

7 Pittsburgh Steelers

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

6 San Diego Chargers

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

5 San Francisco 49ers

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

4 Seattle Seahawks

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

2 Tennessee Titans

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

1 Washington Redskins

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Kirk Cousins entered last season as the starter of the Redskins, but that may largely have been because Robert Griffin was clearly not the answer. Yet, after a great second half of the season, Cousins helped lead the team to a playoff spot and that’s worth being excited about. While he is a UFA, the Redskins have not been shy about saying they will offer a long term contract to Cousins in the offseason. For fans that had their heartbroken by RG3, it might just be nice to get some stability at the quarterback position.

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