First off, even though this list is comprised of the top 4 most challenging teams to rebuild we do not believe any team is extremely hard to rebuild. Some teams are just slightly harder to rebuild than others.
This list was tough to make for us, we look for several things when looking at how we are going to rebuild a team and usually give ourselves no more than 3 years to have a winning record. Within 5 years of a rebuild, we expect a Super Bowl win in a 100% simulation league or even sooner in user play.
The teams that made it on this list are no exception. Even though these teams are “tougher” to rebuild we believe that the same standard applies.
The Cardinals make it onto this list because they have a bunch of terrible contracts, low-cap space, and a bunch of old players that will need to be replaced soon.
Kyler Murray is an 84 overall with $80 million guaranteed of a total contract of $277 million. In one year alone he will make $55 million which is more than what a lot of 99 overall QBs will get paid if you have upgraded player personnel.
The Cardinals are in a spot that is unfavorable for a rebuild, but that does not mean impossible or even extremely hard.
The Dolphins made it onto this list because they still have a lot of missing positions on their team that will need to be replaced. They also have issues at positions that suck to have issues at and that is their QB position.
Their offensive line is overpaid and terrible. Their wide receivers are great but Hill’s contract is eventually going to become an issue.
All and all the Dolphins need a lot of work and a lot of restructuring with the contracts that they have.
2. New York Giants:
The Giants are a mess with their contracts and their players are getting older, not better. They have some encouragement with their offensive line but not enough to write home about.
Danny Dimes is a great sleeper QB which makes him great if you can surround him with solid players. However, that is much easier said than done.
They need a lot of TLC on both sides of the ball and some contract restructuring. They should be good in the next 3 years if you correct the issues they have and you draft well.
1. Houston Texans:
The Texans are an absolute mess across the board. Mills can be a solid user QB but as a simulation QB that is going to be an uphill battle with his traits.
His traits alone will limit how many Super Bowls you can win. They are paying Leremy Tunsil far too much money for his overall. Even if he was a 99 overall he would not be worth $35 million.
Their defense is young and with that their overall is low. This makes it hard to improve their overall because the young guys have no supporting cast.
That is the biggest issue with the Texans is that their young players have no supporting cast. They have a young QB, WRs, TE, and defense as a whole.
If they were playing college teams they wouldn’t have any issues but unfortunately for them, they are playing NFL teams. The Texans are a fun rebuild if you like the challenge.
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