Every year, the charm of a brand new NFL campaign is always held back by the reminder the preseason football is almost lifeless. While most of the superstars sit the game out, the preseason can be a drag to watch with unfamiliar players on the field.
However, the 2018 NFL Preseason brings something unexpected.
There are several players we can look forward to this upcoming season, especially those holding the quarterback position. This brings more excitement to the preseason matches and could be fun to watch as fresh faces get some playing time. More than that, once the 2018 NFL campaign takes off, competition is going to be tighter.
Here are a few reasons that might change your mind regarding the preseason:
Between the 2017 and 2018 draft classes, there’s been a surplus of talented quarterbacks in the league. During the first round of the 2017 and 2018 draft classes, eight quarterbacks were drafted, which says a lot about the inflow of players in the offensive side.
Furthermore, it’s also worth noting that the second-year quarterbacks together with the hyped rookies can bring in much more anticipation to the upcoming season. So, make sure you get a glimpse of these players, which is more likely to happen in the preseason.
A number of teams are undergoing major revamps in the offensive department. One prime example is the Bears’ new offense overlooked by Matt Nagy. This year, it looks like the team is going to be utilizing the quarterback position more often as opposed to the offensive schemes they used in the previous season.
Other than the influx of quarterbacks, a look at the running back class tells interesting stories as well. NFL teams splurged a number of high picks on running backs in 2018, with seven going to the top two rounds of the draft including the following: Saquon Barkley, Rashaad Penny, Sony Michel, Nick Chubb, Ronald Jones II, Kerryon Johnson, and Derrius Guice.
Among the drafted running backs, Barkley, the second overall pick, is possibly the highlight of the list. He has the skill to be a lead, all-around running back. He might get limited time this preseason, but make sure you get a glimpse of his performance along with the aforementioned names.
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