NFL US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team  

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Of course big cities like New York and Miami have NFL teams, but there are plenty of other cities that should have a football team! The places on this list are the populous and thriving cities across the United States that are deserving of a home National Football League team. Many of these cities have nearby teams or hosted teams in the past but none currently have an NFL team to call their own.

For years, Los Angeles was the biggest city without its own NFL team. In 2016, however, the Rams moved back to LA, and in no time, the Chargers announced a move from San Diego to the City of Angels. With that, Los Angeles became easily one of the best sports cities in the US. Which other burgs around America deserve to enjoy a similar NFL renaissance?

After all, it's not just Southern California that constantly made the list of places that deserve an NFL team. Las Vegas is a popular pick for where fans would like to see a pro football franchise spring up, as are other Southwest cities like San Antonio, Texas, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Adding or moving NFL franchises is a highly debated topic on which not everyone will ever agree. Some want to see more action and closer but others argue that expansion means only more bad teams in the NFL. But what fun would sports be if fans didn't argue all the time? Which cities and states without NFL teams do you think should be on top of the list? Make your voice heard here!

list ordered by

1
1,839 1,556
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Texas, USA

2
1,568 1,564
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oklahoma, USA

3
1,715 1,600
Portland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oregon, USA

4
1,052 1,778
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Hawaii, USA

5
1,287 1,537
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Utah, USA

6
885 1,577
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Florida, USA

7
819 1,632
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Kentucky, USA

8
819 1,652
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
New Mexico, USA

9
497 274
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tom Derr added Missouri, USA

10
841 1,581
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Nebraska, USA

11
698 1,665
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tennessee, USA

12
376 252
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Etolar added California, USA

13
487 804
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
blueline3 added Washington, USA

14
576 1,467
Boise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Idaho, USA

15
627 1,565
Austin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Texas, USA

16
439 1,035
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Iowa, USA

17
540 1,522
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Ohio, USA

18
447 1,379
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
California, USA

19
327 1,385
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Silicon Valley, California, USA

20
503 884
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia, USA

21
429 1,152
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Arkansas, USA

22
553 1,420
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

23
210 486
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Wisconsin, USA

24
219 371
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Mississippi, USA

25
302 895
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia, USA