Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2016! This afternoon, as we all look forward to a great year, we take a few minutes to bring you some of the headlines and stories that will occur during the year for the NFL. Feel free to provide some of your own stories in the comments after the article:
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross re-iterates his desire for the franchise to find a young Don Shula to be the head coach of the team. Dolphins immediately hire someone older than Shula.
NFL realizes that Ted Wells has not investigated anything for the 2015-2016 season and announce that the New York Jets are next up in the AFC East blame game. Somehow, Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito is found guilty of something.
Odell Beckham, Jr., is invited to a New York Yankees spring training game. He immediately starts throwing haymakers when he sees players swinging bats pre-game.
Based on success of Concussion, Columbia Pictures has announced the second and third movies in the trilogy: Lacerated Kidney and Plantar Fasciitis.
The New England Patriots ask the NFL to sweep the home locker room at Gillette Stadium, just to make sure they are not listening in on themselves.
Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan spends the offseason explaining how he really means he is coming after the Patriots this year.
The San Francisco 49ers are stunned when their first round draft pick walks out on stage and tells Roger Goodell he is retiring.
The Cleveland Browns resume their headquarters wide search for where exactly Jennifer Garner's office is.
The NFL spends months working to determine the exact working for the new version of the catch rule; settle one, "You know it when you see it." Calvin Johnson's first reception is overturned in replay, with the explanation, "We didn't know it when we saw it."
The league approves the relocation of the San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams. Determines that they cannot give up the power of the LA move threat for constructing new stadiums and moves Chargers to San Antonio and Rams to Albuquerque.
The Raiders, not approved to move, decide they will play all of their home games at a sandlot field down the street from Derek Carr's house. They then sue the league for the loss of revenue from their sub-par home facilities.
The Cincinnati Bengals turn A.J. McCarron's performance at the end of the season into trade bait for the Washington Redskins, who trade away their next two first round draft picks, and immediately reaffirm Kirk Cousins as their starter.
Peyton Manning's wife is named in an Al Jazeera news story alleging that she watched HGTV for her husband so he would not be caught watching it. Unfortunately, she watched it at her own home and under her own name.
"Lake Ortles" is named the starting quarterback for the University of Central Florida, just so they can make sure they win one game this year. Blake Bortles celebrates his alma mater's success.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is investigated by Tampa police for allegations of running out of the pirate ship at Raymond James Stadium with a treasure chest. The Tallahassee Police immediately clear him of all wrong doing.
Robert Griffin III moves on from the Washington Redskins, signing with the Tennessee Titans as the backup to Marcus Mariota, giving Chip Kelly, the team's new head coach, a viable backup to run his read-option offense. Griffin loses out to Tim Tebow, who Kelly brings into Tennessee to see if the improvement he saw last year has continued, and ends up released at the end of the preseason, where he then signs with the New England Patriots because, why not.
The Kansas City Chiefs sign Colin Kaepernick in free agency. Alex Smith goes on to have a historical season while Kaepernick sits on the bench. Smith sends a signed copy of his season stats to Jim Harbaugh after the season.
Nick Saban leaves Alabama and is hired as the head coach of the New York Giants. In his opening press conference, Saban re-iterates that he will not be the next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Two days later, it is announced that Saban resigned from the Giants and is being introduced as the Eagles' head coach.