Jacksonville Jaguars – 2018
The Jaguars assembled an awesome defense in 2017 that took them within touching distance of the Super Bowl. It didn’t matter at the time that they didn’t have an elite quarterback. They overcame the odds because they had a well-rounded roster that did everything well. This made them one of the most hyped teams of 2018.
Unfortunately, they failed to live up to this billing and instead suffered a serious decline in results. Their players didn’t perform as a unit and their attitudes began to stink. In the end, they sank to a 5-11 record after the early signs promised so much. They also set in motion the horrible seasons they’d endure over the next few years (via Sports Illustrated).