The 9 Storylines That Changed the NFL in 2010s: Patriots Dynasty, Colin Kaepernick and More

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December 23, 2019 - 8:00 am

It’s easy to look at the stats for the top quarterbacks of the decade and know who was the most dominant. It’s clear that catches like Odell Beckham Jr.’s miraculous one-handed snag against the Cowboys will go down as one of the greatest highlights of the decade in NFL action.

But what are the themes of the decade that go beyond highlight reel plays, or Super Bowl champions, or Hall of Fame candidates? Though it’s hard to summarize an entire 10-year span in just nine categories, the following list represents the NFL’s bright spots, dark moments, and everything in between since 2010.