NFLDownload App

5 Smartest NFL Franchises

Justine BrownCorrespondent IIJune 26, 2016

Subscribe on YouTube

Over the course of the years, numerous NFL franchises have shown periods of greatness due to wise decision-making and team building on behalf of the organization. These are teams like the Denver Broncos in the late '90s, the Dallas Cowboys in the early '90’s, and the San Francisco 49ers in the '80s. 

In more recent years, five franchises whose organizations’ intelligent decision-making have really shined include the New England Patriots, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers. If not for Bountygate, the New Orleans Saints would have likely made this list as well.

Within the last five to 10 years, these are all teams that have made smart business moves including good coaching hires, wise draft picks and commendable acquisitions, which have allowed their teams to consistently be in the playoff hunt.

Be sure to sound off and let us know what you think in the comments below. If you like what you see, click here for more from Bleacher Report Productions. 

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices