California is a hotbed for the sports scene.
From the NFL, the NCAA, the NBA, and MLB to the NBA’s all-star games, the state is also home to several pro teams.
The most recent installment in this series is the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers.
As the team that played the most games last season, the 49ers are a major draw for fans.
The team is in the midst of a rebuild and there’s a lot riding on how they do in the coming season.
Here’s a guide to help you find the most interesting teams in the Bay Area.
The Golden State Warriors: The Warriors have a lot of potential.
The reigning NBA champions finished the year in a respectable spot, winning 30 games and advancing to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
The franchise is built around two superstars, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
The Warriors’ offense is based on the power forward spot.
Curry has shown that he can score off the dribble, while Thompson has shown he can take the game to the next level when it counts.
The two have the ability to do so with great passing and defense.
If the Warriors are able to continue to play at a high level, their playoff hopes may be looking very real.
San Diego Chargers: The Chargers have made some roster changes this offseason.
The Chargers added defensive lineman Eric Weddle, safety T.J. McDonald, and cornerback Ronald Darby.
All three players are long, athletic players who can play at multiple spots.
The addition of Weddles and McDonald is a big boost for the Chargers in the secondary.
Quarterback Philip Rivers is entering his fourth season with the team and is in line to become the youngest quarterback to win the Super Bowl.
The veteran has shown tremendous improvement each year.
In addition, he’s shown the ability and desire to win games.
This could be a team that is poised to make a deep run in the AFC West.
New Orleans Saints: The Saints’ offense and defense will be the focus of the offseason, which could lead to more changes for the team.
New England Patriots star wide receiver Julian Edelman is a huge part of the offense.
He’s also a free agent after this season.
He could provide a nice boost for Drew Brees’ passing game.
Defensive end Cameron Jordan has shown improvement throughout his career, and he should help the team as well.
The Saints are hoping to win a playoff game with their defensive line.
Detroit Lions: The Lions have been on a tear lately, finishing the season with six straight wins.
Rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford and tight end Calvin Johnson have a huge role to play.
The duo combined for 1,865 receiving yards in 2015.
Stafford has shown great chemistry with Calvin Johnson.
The combination of Stafford and Johnson could be one of the best in the league.
Stafford is the only quarterback with more than 1,000 passing yards, and Johnson has surpassed 2,000 receiving yards.
Stafford and the Lions could be the biggest threat in the NFC East.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs have added wide receiver Josh Huff, safety Josh Wilson, and defensive lineman Nick O’Leary to their roster.
The additions of Wilson and O’Donnell should help Tampa Bay to improve their secondary.
The Buccaneers have a talented defense led by linebackers Jameis Winston and Lavonte David.
The defensive line is led by defensive end Gerald McCoy, who should be able to contribute immediately.
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have some talent, but they are going to have to improve the offense if they want to win in Indianapolis.
Quarterbacks Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton have been solid players in the past, but it’s going to be up to Luck and Hilton to make the playoffs.
Luck is entering the final year of his contract and has the opportunity to sign a new deal.
He’ll be 38 years old before he can continue his career.
However, if he does leave the Colts, he’ll be the youngest to ever win a Super Bowl with the franchise.
Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys added wide receivers Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams.
Bryant was the top wide receiver in the NFL last season and Williams was the most productive wide receiver to ever play the game.
Bryant is entering into his third season with Dallas, and Williams is entering her third season as well with the Cowboys.
Bryant and Williams have the potential to be a dangerous duo.
Bryant will be one that can take advantage of the Cowboys’ deep passing game and the deep receiving options in the Cowboys offense.
The defense could be extremely strong, which should allow the Cowboys to make another deep run into the playoffs with a dominant defense.
Tennessee Titans: The Titans added running back Jeremy Langford, cornerback Brandon Browner, defensive end David Bruton, and wide receiver Tyrell Williams.
It’s likely the Titans will add a big piece at wide