The NFL season is over.
With that, the 2017 season officially starts.
So what’s next?
We’ve got all the news from around the league.
The 2018 NFL season starts Thursday, March 5th, when the New York Giants take on the Chicago Bears at 7 p.m.
The Chicago Bears play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, March 10th at 8 p.n.M.
The Green Bay Packers host the Atlanta Falcons at 9 p.o.m., which means that the NFL will open the season on Monday, March 14th at 10 a.m..
The New York Jets open at 10:30 a.y. on Sunday.
Then the Cleveland Browns face the Baltimore Ravens at 1:30 p.p.M., which is when the regular season will officially start.
What happens in the preseason?
As of right now, the 2018 NFL preseason is officially over, but there are still some wild cards and teams who might surprise us.
The following teams might surprise you, but you’re better off watching what happens next.
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to announce a new head coach next week, and there’s a chance the team could go after Tom Coughlin this offseason.
Atlanta Falcons are in a rebuilding phase.
The Falcons are currently looking to hire their third head coach since 2005, with former defensive coordinator Matt Ryan and current defensive coordinator Mike Nolan the only two who have the experience.
They could go in a variety of directions, but that won’t be a surprise to anyone.
There is a possibility the Jaguars could decide to stay put for a second season, but with only one head coach and three general managers, they may not be able to afford to take a gamble.
Baltimore Ravens: Jim Caldwell could get a big raise.
The Ravens have already lost former offensive coordinator Greg Roman, offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak and offensive line coach Kevin O’Connell.
They’re hoping that former first-round draft pick Josh McDaniels can help them regain some of their momentum, and he has the right pedigree.
Caldwell has been with the Ravens since 2006 and has been one of the league’s best offensive coordinators.
The 49ers need a quarterback, and the Ravens have been looking to add one.
If they are going to get someone in Caldwell, they might as well give him a big pay bump.
Houston Texans: Tom Savage is the favorite to win the AFC West.
Savage’s Houston Texans have been one the NFL’s hottest teams for years, and Savage’s former team, the Jacksonville Dolphins, are on a hot streak.
If Savage wins the AFC South, he’d likely be the favorite for the MVP award.
Savage would have the opportunity to become the first player in franchise history to win at least two MVP awards.
Indianapolis Colts: The Indianapolis Colts have a lot of talent, but they need to get the ball downfield.
Entering the 2017 preseason, it was thought that the Indianapolis Colts would be the team to beat in the AFC North.
In reality, it would be a different story.
Now that the Colts are in the mix for the AFC East, they have some big questions to answer.
With Andrew Luck in Indianapolis, it’s possible that the team can go in any direction it wants to.
However, the team needs to address some other needs.
They have a new quarterback, but it’s hard to see how they’ll be able or willing to make that change.
They need a receiver to go along with Andrew Luck, and if Luck is not able to play, the Colts could look to trade for a player who can.
Miami Dolphins: The Miami Dolphins are expected back next season.
The team has been in the thick of things for some time, and with that, they could very well be back in the playoff picture.
However, the biggest question for the Dolphins is what to do with wide receiver Mike Wallace, who signed a five-year, $60 million contract extension last offseason.
They also need to address a lot more needs.
Miami could try to add a cornerback, but cornerback Jalen Ramsey has been an unrestricted free agent since the end of the 2016 season.
New England Patriots: The Patriots will probably make the playoffs this season, and that’s pretty exciting for Patriots fans.
They have a young quarterback, the AFC’s top defense, a solid running game, a defense that has had a ton of success against the run, and a defense ranked in the top five in yards allowed per play.
However: The team is also dealing with a lot, and it will be tough to keep this team in the playoffs.
One of the more intriguing storylines for Patriots supporters is how well former defensive tackle Chandler Jones plays.
He is a free agent after this season.
But it is hard to imagine the Patriots signing him, given that he will be 34 years old and in the final year of his contract.