The Eagles will be better on paper in 2018 with the return of quarterback Carson Wentz, who was building an NVP campaign before a knee injury ended his season in December. Philadelphia went on to win the Super Bowl with backup QB Nick Foles.
Tom Brady has won five Super Bowls and, at 40, was the NFL MVP in 2017 after leading the NFL in passing yards. Then he threw for an NFL record 505 yards in a losing cause in the Super Bowl. The only worry the Patriots have in 2018 is the aging process.
A starter from Day 1, Jameis Winston became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to pass for 3,000 yards, then 4,000 yards and also the youngest to pass for 40 touchdowns. Winston has passed for 4,000 yards in each of his first two NFL seasons.
The Rams made McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history when they hired him at the age of 30 in the offseason. Nine games into his head coaching career, McVay has the Rams in first place of the NFC West with a 7-2 record on the strength of the highest scoring offense in the league.
Big weekend for Michigan State quarterbacks. Brian Lewerke led the Spartans to an upset victory over Penn State, Kirk Cousins led Redskins to an upset victory at Seattle and Drew Stanton led the Cardinals to a victory over San Francisco in his first start of the season.
The Kansas City Chiefs are 4-0 for a very good reason – they don’t beat themselves. They have committed an AFC-low one turnover. That came on KCs first snap of the season – a fumble by rookie Kareem Hunt. That was 238 plays and 42 offensive possessions ago.
With a healthy Derek Carr plus playmakers Marshawn Lynch and Amari Cooper on offense and Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin providing the edge rush on defense, the Raiders are as talented as any team west of the Massachusetts state line.
The last rookie quarterback to lead his team to the playoffs was Russell Wilson, but that was 2013. Now we have three first-rounders, a second and a fourth-round choice for you to choose from — with the question: Which will be the most successful?