Last year, I went out on a limb and picked the Colts to win the AFC South. Andrew Luck got hurt and that became almost impossible. The Texans won the division and proceeded to make several changes to their offense. The Jaguars and Titans will be two intriguing teams in 2016 that have bright futures.
Houston is the reigning AFC South champion and could be even more dangerous on offense this season after adding quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller in free agency. Indianapolis is banking on a bounce-back year from Andrew Luck, who missed nine games a year ago because of injuries.
The Tennessee Titans are rebuilding. That’s not exactly a revelation, since they have seemingly been rebuilding now for at least five years, trying to find the right combination of coach, general manager and quarterback.
Somehow, after so much fell apart amid Super Bowl expectations and the Indianapolis Colts were reduced to an 8–8 underachiever that missed the playoffs, the three men most responsible for the team’s fate returned even more resolute for 2016.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the most intriguing NFL teams to keep an eye on in 2016. Despite the team's 5-11 record a season ago, there's a lot of optimism in Jacksonville, mainly because of their offense led by quarterback Blake Bortles.
In late April, the Tennessee Titans drafted quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second pick in the NFL Draft. Ken Whisenhunt got to coach Mariota for less than half of a season, as he was shown the door after the team started 1-6.