Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, and Derek Carr, these three quarterbacks that were drafted last year, all have the chance of making the playoffs this year.
You cannot act surprised either, with the way the trio played last year, you could have only anticipated that with the right pieces around them, they would improve greatly. This year, they are making a great splash in the NFL and are continuing to show their divisions and conferences, that they are a force to be reckoned with.
With Blake Bortles, of the Jacksonville Jaguars, in the AFC South, he has the chance to be one of the new faces of that division. With Houston having the quarterback crisis of their own, and Tennessee having a rookie quarterback, who is honestly overrated in my eyes, he has the chance to be leading the division with Andrew Luck.
Granted, if the Jaguars can place some more talent on both sides of the ball, the team will continue to expand and show how talented they can really be. Honestly the roster is consisted of a plethora of C- players, with the exceptions of a few A and B list players. While Blake Bortles is showing the doubters that he was worth the high draft pick, he has to continue to show his team and the fans, by making it to the playoffs and winning the AFC South this year.
Derek Carr, of the Oakland Raiders, has the second hardest road to the playoffs this year, with being in the AFC West, it is almost impossible to win the division, but is steady looking for a wild card spot to claim their own. Derek Carr was easily one of the most impressive players last year, showing so much intelligence and composure within the huddle and with the team in general.
With Peyton Manning long overdue for a retirement, Alex Smith as the quarterback for the Chiefs, and Philip Rivers possibly leaving San Diego, the Oakland Raiders have some bright years coming their way.
Last but not least, Teddy Bridgewater, of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North, and my personal favorite. Bridgewater and his stock dropped quickly after the NFL Combine, because Teddy decided to not wear gloves and had a below decent combine. So instead of looking at the previous years in college and doing one on one drills with the quarterback, team decided to base it off of the “Underwear Olympics”.
Bridgewater started later in the year last year, brought his team to a better record, and did it all with Adrian Peterson. Now Peterson is back, and the duo is lighting up the NFC North, where they currently sit atop of the division. Honestly, Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings are my sleeper team to make it to the NFC Championship game. How do you feel the tremendous trio have done this year, and do you believe their success will continue after this year?