Countdown to Kickoff: 10 things to Look Forward to this NFL Season
#6 Young Guns
In the NFL, quarterback is the most important and polarizing position on the field. The position is currently going through a bit of a renaissance with the young, talented passers that are ready to dominate the league. Marcus Mariota, Derek Carr, Jameis Winston and Dak Prescott are entering their second or third NFL seasons and all are under center for teams that are thinking about the postseason. Each is the unequivocal leader of their team, and will be expected to preform well. While expectations are high for this young group, there’s no doubt that each of them are more than ready for the task at hand.
#5 Old Gunslingers
Just as excited as you should be about the up and coming quarterbacks in the league, we should be just as excited about the quarterbacks writing the final chapters to their stories. The likes of Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning and Carson Palmer are all in the latter stages of their careers. All three are in the top 15 in career passing yards and touchdowns in NFL history and don’t be surprised if all three are enshrined in Canton when they hang it up. Not just resting on their names, all three men are the leaders of teams in fruitful situations to potentially win a Super Bowl. That could make for some very interesting moments and maybe even a storybook ending or two.