Four Players Who Could Shine in The NFL This Season

The NFL is set for its 103rd season this year, as the Los Angeles Rams look to defend the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which they won back in February by beating the Cincinnati Bengals.

With the season upcoming, here is a look at four players who could be set for a big season for their respective franchises.

Russell Wilson

After 10 years with the Seattle Seahawks, quarterback Russell Wilson switched franchises in the offseason, signing for the Denver Broncos. The 33-year-old has consistently been one of the leading QBs in the NFL during that decade.

This is a move which has come at the right time in Wilson’s career. The former Super Bowl winner wants to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy once again, and he felt he was not getting the support he needed in Seattle. The Seahawks were happy to let their QB depart and are now putting their hopes on Geno Smith.

The Broncos are a team who are rebuilding, with the ultimate goal of winning the Super Bowl. The nine-time Pro Bowler will see what other QBs such as Matthew Stafford have achieved when they have switched teams at the back end of their careers and be looking to replicate that.

As of the 24th of August, the Broncos are 16/1 with Betway to win the Super Bowl in Wilson’s first season with them. They look to have a team which is good enough to challenge and their new star QB can bring that extra quality they have been missing in the most important position in the sport.

Derrick Henry

Running back Derrick Henry was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2020. Unfortunately for Tennessee Titans fans, their RB played just eight games in 2021, as he suffered from injury, as documented by NBC.

Henry is now back fully fit, and he will be keen to make up for lost time. In 2020 he proved unstoppable, rushing for over 2,000 yards, and scoring 17 touchdowns across the regular season.

At the age of 28, Henry is in the peak stage of his career. The Titans know he is one of the biggest weapons on their offense, and they will be giving him a lot of the ball this season, as they bid to win the AFC South for the second straight year.

As with a lot of the leading RBs in the NFL, Henry can also be used as a receiver. He is very capable of scoring touchdowns down the field. That is an area of his game the Titans may look to exploit further in 2022, in what may be a big season for “King Henry”.

Myles Garrett

As reported by the BBC, defensive end Myles Garrett was the first overall pick in the NFL Draft in 2017, so there has always been a lot of pressure on his shoulders. The Cleveland Browns man showed exactly why he was drafted so high in 2021 with an excellent year. He had career-high numbers in combined tackles (51) and sacks (16).

Garrett was named in the Pro Bowl for the third time last season. He looked to be really enjoying his football in this Cleveland team, so expect him to build on that campaign with another big year.

The 28-year-old is a big contender for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award this season. Winning that prize would put his name alongside some of the great defensive players which have played in the league.

The Browns, albeit without QB Deshaun Watson for a large part of the season, will feel they are one of the leading contenders for the Super Bowl this season. With Garrett and others in top form, they are in with a great chance of booking their ticket to Arizona.

Khalil Mack

As per ESPN, the Los Angeles Chargers were involved in a trade with the Chicago Bears back in May to acquire the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The AFC West team now have one of the most feared defensive units in the league.

Mack could only play seven games last season, as he had to undergo surgery on his foot in November. Prior to that injury, he started the campaign well and was on course for some strong numbers.

The 31-year-old has now joined a team which is good enough to win the Super Bowl. His job will be to get the Chargers’ offense back on the field, and that’s a role he will relish doing. Expect to see Mack put up strong numbers in 2022.

This year’s NFL regular season will run from 9th September- 8th January. The playoffs begin on the 14th of January, with the Super Bowl scheduled for the 12th of February.

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