Players Fans Should Keep an Eye on This 2017 NFL Season
The 2017 NFL season begins in September. Similar to all other seasons in the past, every American sports fan is in high anticipation, not only because Super Bowl LI champs New England Patriots will start things off against the Kansas City Chiefs, but also because there is a lot of excitement over the new crop of players who came in after the recently concluded NFL Draft. 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
The cat-quick quarterback played for the Cleveland Browns last season, but the team cut him at the last minute before the new season begins. 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. 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 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
The New Orleans Saints’ young and promising wide receiver had 92 catches/1,137 yards last season, which obviously are numbers worthy of a closer look in the upcoming season. If the Saints focus on improving their offense, Thomas sure will have a bigger role for the team. The Ohio State University star had a promising NFL rookie season with the Saints when he broke franchise records for a rookie in several areas, including receiving yards, touchdowns, and receptions.
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 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.