10 Franchises Likely To Disappear

1. Oakland Raiders

The Raiders want to stay in Oakland, but without a new stadium, they are as good as gone. Oakland is known as the place where careers go to die – not exactly a great selling point for free agents. It’s no coincidence that they have the worst attendance figures in the NFL, and that Forbes ranks them as the least valuable franchise in the league. Truth is, the Raiders have been terrible since losing in the Super Bowl in 2002. They have only won more than 5 games, twice, in the past 11 years. So where will this team end up? Well, they could go back to where they came from – Los Angeles. Or maybe they move to the latest city looking for an NFL team – Portland. Portland has a larger TV market than 12 NFL teams, but that doesn’t necessarily make them a viable location. Wherever the team ends up, whether it’s a new stadium in Oakland, or a new city, the Raiders organization could use a fresh start and a more positive reputation.

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