Players to Keep an Eye On For the 2017 NFL Season
The National Football League (NFL) will start its 98th season barely four months from now. There is a high level of excitement for every new season of the NFL and that’s because every American sports fan out there loves the sport of American football; but this time, there is more reason for anticipation since the defending Super Bowl LI champs, New England Patriots, will be going up against the Kansas City Chiefs to open the season. But the games alone aren’t the only thing making everyone excited since there are millions waiting for fantasy football, NFL free picks, and of course, those who rely on getting insider information on early betting odds.
But instead of talking about the early contenders and possible team match-ups and traditional rivalries, what if we discuss the top players to watch in the upcoming season?
1 – Robert Griffin III
Griffin played for the Cleveland Browns last season before the team cut his in March this year. However, even if Griffin was recently cut, he’s still far from calling it quits. The 2011 Heisman trophy recipient still remains to be one of the quickest quarterbacks in the league and there is very little doubt he’ll sign up with a new team soon.
2 – Matt Ryan
Ryan is no doubt one of the most popular players in the NFL today. Although part of that popularity is because of the epic meltdown he and his team, Atlanta Falcons went through after giving up a huge lead against New England and eventually lose the Super Bowl. But if you’re to look at Ryan’s setback last season, it might very well be the reason why everyone should give him a closer look this season since he’ll return a hungrier and more desperate quarterback for one of the NFL’s best teams.
3 – Michael Thomas
After totaling 92 catches and 1,137 yards last season, the sky is the limit for Thomas in the upcoming season. Considering that the Saints are likely to boost their offense in the upcoming NFL season, it only means Thomas will be in for a bigger and more crucial role. The former college star from Ohio State University showed a lot of promise during his rookie season when he broke team records for a rookie in receptions, touchdowns, and receiving yards.
4 – Blake Bortles
Although Bortles had a rough time last season, the 25-year old has more than enough time to make up for it this year. The good thing going for the third overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft is the fact that he is well-loved as the quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars; he just needs to learn how to be mature enough to carry the responsibility of leading his team this season.