The National Football League is full of surprises. Every year, without fail, players like Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan shock everybody by coming out of nowhere to play at an All-Pro level; big-name players like former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis turn in substandard performances; teams like the 2016 Falcons go on unexpected postseason runs; and of course, teams like the 2016 Denver Broncos stun the rest of the league by falling flat on their faces and failing to live up to expectations.
In this article, we look at 10 teams that we believe have the potential to take a step back and have disappointing seasons in 2017. For some of them it will mean missing the playoffs or failing to defend a division title. For others it will mean contending for a top-five pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Without further adieu, here are 10 teams that we believe will have disappointing seasons in 2017.