Players To Watch in the Upcoming 2017 NFL Season
The 2017 NFL season begins in September. The excitement over the new season comes to no surprise as every American sports fan considers the NFL as one of the most popular sports leagues in the nation, plus the fact that the reigning Super Bowl LI champions, New England Patriots will be hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on opening day. 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.
While it is common to read previews of the teams who might be contenders for this season, it’s probably great to change things up a bit by talking about the players to watch instead.
1 – Robert Griffin III
Griffin played for the Cleveland Browns last season before the team cut his in March this year. But it doesn’t mean he’s down and out for good. A recipient of the 2011 Heisman trophy, it’s hard to imagine him sitting out the new season and if we were to bet on it, we’ll go for him finding a new team sooner than later.
2 – Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan is one of the most popular football players in the NFL today. However, it’s fair to say that his popularity is also linked to the historic comeback made by New England against his team, the Atlanta Falcons in the recent Super Bowl. But the very same setback Ryan endured last season can also be the best motivation to return as a hungrier and more desperate quarterback for the Falcons.
3 – Michael Thomas
The wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints played remarkably last season, totaling 92 catches and 1,137 yards, which in turn produces enough intrigue as to how he can sustain the momentum in the new season. If the Saints focus on improving their offense, Thomas sure will have a bigger role for the team. If there is one good proof of the enormous potential found in Thomas, it has to be the fact that during his rookie season, he managed to break franchise records for a rookie in touchdowns, receptions, and receiving yards.
4 – Black Bortles
The 25-year old has a lot of making up to do after a mediocre season last year. The third overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft has all the support he need from the Jacksonville Jaguars and he sure does have the talent to be one of the best in the NFL, provided he’ll be more mature coming in to the new season.
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