It's easy to get caught up in the moment, especially when it comes to the world of the NFL (even more so in the heat of free agency talks).
Who's going where? What needs are my team filling this offseason? What's the big story today?
However, when fans get caught in this mindset, they can miss out on what's coming down the road.
The big picture.
That's why now is as good a time as ever to try and envision the NFL landscape in 2017.
In addition to breaking down what each NFL team could look like, this slideshow also gives reasons for fans of each team to be optimistic and pessimistic in the next half decade.
This may not be a DeLorean traveling 88 miles per hour, but it's about as close as you're going to get.
Here's what every NFL team could look like in five years.