2020 NFL Season: Patrick Mahomes to Devon McCourty, here are Top 10 players to watch out for
This year's list is a blend of vets and dynamic young men who have impressed with their skillsets
With less than a week before the start of the 2020 NFL season, it's that time to pick some of the players to keep a keen eye out for. This year's list is a blend of vets and dynamic young men who have impressed with their skillsets. Ahead of the new season, we picked 10 players who are touted to set the stage alight with their scintillating plays.
Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs)
QB Mahomes was awarded the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player for his performance in the 2019-20 season, and that speaks volumes of his talent. According to ESPN, the 24-year-old has never had a below-average game. He played a crucial role in the Chiefs' Super Bowl LIV win.
Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens)
Much like Mahomes, Jackson needs no introduction. In his first full season as a starter in 2019, the QB set the record for most rushing yards, In addition, he led the league with 36 touchdown passes. Oh, and how about the fact he was the second unanimous NFL MVP for that epic feat?
Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Legend is the word when it comes to Tom Brady. 2019 may have been a year to forget for Brady, but with a new side in 2020, the 43-year-old is one of the most accomplished players in NFL history. He spent the first 20 seasons of his career with the New England Patriots, playing in nine Super Bowls and winning six of them. Wonder how the season pans out for him.
Devin McCourty (New England Patriots)
McCourty has started in every game he's played in his NFL career. He's started in at least five Super Bowls. He might have crossed the 30-age barrier, but his rich experience and leadership skills hold the Patriots in good stead.
DeAndre Hopkins (Arizona Cardinals)
The Cardinals Wide Receiver had a 2019 season that saw him pick 104 receptions for 1,165 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns. Hopkins is a complete package.
Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams)
The Defensive tackle is key to the Rams journey this season. Donald has been pegged as one of the greatest interior defensive linemen of all time, and the Rams will be counting on him to spearhead the defense again this season.
Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints)
The 27-year-old Wide Receiver stunned the NFL world last season with a whopping 149 catches. With 470 career catches, Thomas will be the cynosure of all eyes again when the Saints take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 13.
George Kittle (San Franciso 49ers)
Kittle has been the star for the 49ers and has received more yards than any other Tight Ends although his first three seasons. 2018 saw Kittle set the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, with 1,377. As of the 2019 season, he has had 216 receptions and 2,945 receiving yards.
Joey Bosa (Los Angeles Chargers)
As documented in HBO's 'Hard Knocks: Los Angeles", Defensive End, Bosa signed a five-year $135 million extension contract. He became the first Chargers player to earn a massive $100 million contract. He had a good outing last season with 11.5 sacks. According to ESPN, he has the fourth-highest sacks per game since his entry in 2016.
Tua Tagovailova (Miami Dolphins)
The Miami Dolphins will be keen on seeing Tua's performance on the field this time. A dislocated hip injury might have ended his 2019 season prematurely, but he will be a player to watch out for.