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NFL Stars Who Won’t Live Up To Their Hype This Season

Darren - July 26, 2022
NFL

NFL Stars Who Won’t Live Up To Their Hype This Season

Darren - July 26, 2022
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Treylon Burks

The Titans lost a proven performer when they traded A.J. Brown to the Eagles. The upside was that Brown isn’t the player he once was and they avoided paying a $100 million extension. However, they didn’t land a direct replacement when they drafted Burks.

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At least, he’s not capable of bringing Brown’s peak levels of productivity yet. We’re not saying that he won’t eventually live up to Mike Vrabel’s expectations but it’s unlikely to happen in his rookie year. Nonetheless, he’s likely to receive a baptism of fire (via Arkansas Razorbacks).

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Derrick Henry

Few players carry the weight of a franchise like Henry who is one of the most important players in the league. However, Mike Vrabel’s Titans had a disproportionate dependency on their star running back and ran him into the ground. It was no surprise when he finally succumbed to injury in 2021.

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Unfortunately, the level of punishment that he’s absorbed is unsustainable. It may be that this is the season where  Henry’s output declines because his body is paying the price. He may prove us wrong and we hope so because he’s so exciting. But it wouldn’t be a shock if his numbers went off a cliff (via Fansided).

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Wan’Dale Robinson

The Giants’ selection of Robinson makes complete sense if they mixed up his name and meant to choose somebody else. Otherwise, there is no justification for picking the former Kentucky season so early. Now he must live up to expectations that it’s unlikely he can meet.

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There were many better options available but the Giants still opted for the lightweight receiver. He’ll need to pack on the pounds and hit the weight room before the new seasons because NFL defenses will eat him for breakfast. It’s one of the weirdest picks in recent years (via The Sportster).

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Tyreek Hill

There were three blockbuster trades during the offseason in 2022. There was Russell Wilson’s move to the Denver Broncos from Seattle and Davante Adam’s move to the Raiders after several years with the Green Bay Packers. But Hill’s departure from Kansas City to Miami was just almost as big. However, there are doubts about his ability to succeed in the Sunshine State.

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One part of this is the reality that Tua Tagovailoa is not Patrick Mahomes regardless of the brash claims the he is Hill has been making on his podcast. It will be difficult for Hill to achieve high productivity with the polarizing third-year quarterback pulling the strings. Meanwhile, Hill isn’t as young as he once was and his speed could decline in Miami (via FOX News).

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Tom Brady

Brady is the most successful NFL player and the greatest quarterback in history. However, he’s also 44 and this may be the season that catches up with the iconic star. Fans have indeed been saying that for the past decade about Brady but it’s a risk.

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Furthermore, Brady’s commitment is questionable after he appeared to retire at the end of the 2021-22 season. His partner in crime, Rob Gronkowski also quit the sport for good for now so this may take his production down a tick. The Buccaneers signed longtime tight end Kyle Rudolph but that’s a tough ask to expect him to replace Gronk’s role. Star wideout Chris Godwin is also still recovering from a last-season torn ACL. Brady may not live up to the hype but he’s already sealed his legacy, unlike others on this list (via theScore).

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