Written by Bryan Perez on December 7, 2015
The first team officially eliminated from the 2015 NFL Playoff race is the Cleveland Browns, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:
The #Browns were the first team officially eliminated from the playoffs, per our researchers. Some change feels inevitable for 2016.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 7, 2015
At 2-10 and losers of the last seven straight games, the future of the Browns organization is unstable at best. I’d be shocked if Mike Pettine is still patrolling the sidelines next year. As a result, a new staff and new team management philosophy is likely to create a longer rebuild process than even the most pessimistic fan is expecting right now.