Every NFL team’s biggest weakness heading into 2020

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
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Houston Texans – Lack of help for Deshaun Watson

Trading away DeAndre Hopkins puts even more pressure on Watson to carry this offense in 2020. There’s a reasonable chance that the Texans haven’t given their quarterback enough weapons to be successful any longer.

Watson will still have moments of brilliance, but Houston is cooked if the degree of difficulty is too high. If that happens, plan on big offseason changes for the Texans.

Indianapolis Colts – Philip Rivers

The Colts are paying Rivers like he’s the missing piece for their offense. That’s a substantial bet on an aging quarterback to bounce back after a horrible 2019 campaign.

if Rivers is done then Indianapolis likely can kiss its Super Bowl hopes goodbye. It can still be a good playoff team, but it needs Rivers to be great in the playoffs to beat the elite teams required to make a lengthy postseason run.

Jacksonville Jaguars – Leonard Fournette’s attitude

There may not be a more mercurial personality in the NFL than Fournette. When he’s motivated he can be an above-average running back. When he lacks the will to play hard he suddenly becomes one of the worst regulars in the league.

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The fact that the Jaguars wanted to trade Fournette in the offseason is telling. They’re concerned about his motivation. He’s the sort of big-name player who can poison a young locker room in Jacksonville.

Tennessee Titans – Predictable regression

Both Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry enjoyed arguably the best season of their respective careers in 2019. Both got big contracts from the Titans in the offseason as a result.

If either of their performance dips back to their career averages then it could spell big trouble for the Tennessee offense. Tannehill, in particular, looks like a prime candidate for regression. The Titans need him to be great, and he might be an average starting quarterback.