New Orleans Saints: 20 Years: 1967-1986
Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants: 17 Years
New York Jets: 11 Years: 2011-Current
Denver Broncos: 6 Years: 2016-Current
I don’t think that any NFL team is ever going to break the record of the Saints. Unless you’re horrible mismanaged, hire bad coaches, don’t have a good relationship between your GM and coach, and make bad draft picks.
That’s another way of saying that, hey, maybe the Jets can go another decade without making the playoffs. Although, they did fleece the Seahawks when they sent them Jamal Adams.
Anyway, with the Bills and Browns recently making the playoffs, it puts the Jets as the current active leader at 11 straight seasons without making the playoffs. The Broncos are half a decade behind them and haven’t been there since Tebow was in town. Woof.
The Saints though. 20 straight seasons in the NFL of missing out on the playoffs is incredible. Even Mr. Manning himself couldn’t save them, as he was at the helm for some of the years in that streak. They never even had a winning season during that stretch, going 8-8 twice. In a way, they were like the start of the Mariners franchise, as 1987 was actually their first-ever playoff appearance, just like the Mariners in 1995.
Speaking of the Mariners…