The Worst-Case Scenario Every NFL Team Must Avoid in 2018 Season

Now that the first wave of free agency has come and gone, it’s time for NFL teams to begin looking ahead to the 2018 draft and beyond.

What must the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots do to get back to the Super Bowl? What will it take for teams like the New nfl jersey for cheap Orleans Saints to make it to football’s biggest stage? How can the Cleveland Browns get out of the league’s toilet bowl?

There’s a flip side to that coin, too. Every NFL team must avoid certain pitfalls—draft-day gaffes, ill-advised strategy decisions and potential injuries—that will ruin their 2018 seasons.872492722a651b145f23a6b80fa42e19_crop_exact

Forget the power of positive thinking for now. Instead, indulge in every team’s worst-case scenario.

With quarterback Carson Palmer and head coach Bruce Arians having retired this offseason, the Arizona Cardinals are on the cusp of a full-blown rebuild. However, they attempted to stave that off by adding quarterback Sam Bradford, giving stalwarts like Larry Fitzgerald one nfl jerseys cheap authentic more chance to make the playoffs.custom nfl jerseys cheap

We’ll see how long that lasts.

In a Week 1 scorching of the New Orleans Saints last season, Bradford threw for 346 yards and three scores. However, a knee injury caused him to miss all but 26 snaps over the rest of the year.

That’s the story of Bradford’s career in a nutshell. He’s missed a staggering 48 games in his eight NFL seasons, including the entire 2014 season and most of last year.custom nfl jerseys

Bradford will now line up behind an offensive line that led the NFC in sacks allowed last year, which suggests it isn’t a matter of if he will get hurt; it’s when. And once he gives way to Mike Glennon, the Cardinals will find themselves knee-deep in their rebuild.

Moving Down a Level…Technically

If the JBA doesn’t appeal to him, perhaps LiAngelo could consider the Chinese Basketball Association. If NBA scouts aren’t convinced by what they’ve seen from him in Lithuania’s LKL—the 11th-best league in the world, according to ESPN.com’s Fran Fraschilla—a move to the CBA, ranked 12th, may help him juice his numbers and get noticed.

Success against softer competition might build LiAngelo’s nfl jerseys china  confidence, perhaps to the point he’d be ready to skip right past the LKL in a few years and take a crack at the eighth-ranked Adriatic League!bdcac3efb8cab5f56e6dbbd09a56265e_crop_exact

This’ll work so long as LiAngelo didn’t do anything dumb in China like, say, getting arrested for shoplifting.

The CBA presents a problem much like the one the G League does. While it’s easy to conclude the competition is suspect based on guys like Jimmer Fredette, Jared Sullinger and Terrence Jones performing well there, it’s vital to remember those guys were dominant college talents, reasonably effective NBA players at some point…or both.nfl wholesale jerseys

LiAngelo isn’t on the same level as NBA washouts killing it in China, which means he’d have to be comfortable going over there (if anyone would take him) and riding the pine. For someone with NBA dreams, that doesn’t seem like the best strategy.nfl jerseys from china

With options limited by his game and baggage (both self-created and handed down from his father), a return to Lithuania seems like LiAngelo’s best bet. His father can manage the environment and narrative there, and he’s scoring 15.7 points per game on 45 percent shooting from deep in his first nine games with Vytautas Prienu.

“He’s shot it well in Lithuania,” Wasserman said. “But it won’t be enough to make up for his inability to pass, rebound or defend, not to mention the character concerns official nfl jerseys cheap raised from the shoplifting incident. Continuing to build up his game and brand in Lithuania may be his best move, assuming he goes undrafted.”