Players Fans Should Keep an Eye on This 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 those aren’t just what makes the NFL so popular, since there always will be those looking for tips for fantasy league, NFL free picks, and others wanting to get a heads-up of the 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. Although recently cut, it does not mean that he’s done. A 2011 Heisman trophy recipient himself, there is very little doubt he’s going to find himself a new home before the start of the season.
2 – Matt Ryan
Every NFL fan would agree that Ryan is one of the most popular players in the league these days. But then again, a huge chunk of that popularity is because of his team, the Atlanta Falcons’ epic choke against the reigning champs in the most 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
After totaling 92 catches and 1,137 yards last season, the sky is the limit for Thomas in the upcoming season. If the Saints focus on improving their offense, Thomas sure will have a bigger role for the team. 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
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.