Things didn't work out from a competitive standpoint for these teams, but fans can take a glass-half-full perspective about what is to come. Chicago Bears Ever since being inserted as the starter in Week 5, rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has experienced his share of growing pains. He's also shown enough promise to impress even opponents. Already backed by a dynamic backfield duo of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, Trubisky would benefit tremendously from the Bears acquiring a go-to receiving threat either via the draft or free agency this offseason. Cleveland Browns The work of the since-fired Sashi Brown has resulted in a treasure's trove of draft picks in 2018. The Browns own 12 picks the upcoming draft, more than any other team. That includes two first-round picks and three second-round picks. As it stands now, the Browns would own the No. 1 overall selection and a top-five pick thanks to the Texans' late-season struggles. It will be the job of new GM John Dorsey to pull off something none of his predecessors since the team came off of hiatus in 1999 could, find a franchise quarterback. The Browns have had 28 different starting quarterbacks since 1999, and Cleveland could halt that embarrassing run when provided with its pick of the best of the entire 2018 QB draft class.
Four teams that had a bad 2017 but have hope for 2018
USA Today | Dec 29