Seeing as we are in week two, I wanted to keep track of the NFL’s top performers and ranked them accordingly as the season goes along.
1 Ryan Fitzpatrick, Quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Fitzpatrick has taken the league by storm as he has Tampa Bay out to a 2-0 start. With two 400 yard games and 8 touchdowns, he is on fire right now. It’ll be very tough for Jameis Winston to regain his starting spot after the performance of Fitzpatrick.
2 Patrick Mahomes, Quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs
There was a lot of hype surrounding Mahomes and I think he has lived up to it. Throwing 10 touchdowns to start the season with zero picks. He definitely takes the Kansas City Chiefs to new heights with his arm strength and poise playing Quarterback.
3 Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Minnesota Vikings
Kirk Cousins has a new team and he has not dissappointed. After his play in Green Bay to help bring the Vikings back and ultimately win if the kicker had not missed not one but two kicks.
4 Blake Bortles, Quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars
Blake Bortles played a magnificent game against the Patriots. Out playing Tom Brady is not easy to do and he did that and more to help Jacksonville win 31-20.
5 Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers suffered an injury in week one that looked to be serious only to find him coming back and leading a dramatic comeback victory over the Chicago Bears. Facing the stout defense of the Vikings, still hobbled, Rodgers put up 281 yards through the air with one touchdown. This guy is pretty good on one leg, which seems to be the only thing that could help slow him down at this point.
Rookie of the Year
1 Phillip Lindsay, Running back, Denver Broncos
All off-season it looked like Royce Freeman would emerge as the best option in the backfield for the Broncos, then Phillip Lindsay happened. Currently third in the league in rush yards, Lindsay has taken the NFL by storm.
2 Saquon Barkley, Running back, New York Giants
Barkley was spectacular against the Jaguars. He showed his big play ability taking a run to the house for 68 yards. Against the Cowboys, he showed he can contribute in the passing game totaling 14 catches for 80 yards. If the Giants offensive line could get on the same page, Barkley could be in for a big year.
3 Denzel Ward, Corner back, Cleveland Browns
Ward could easily be number one on my list if not for the Browns tying Pittsburgh and losing to New Orleans by a field goal. The impact is there, Ward has been terrific to start the season. The Browns defense has scary potential with play makers in the backfield and defensive line and Ward looks like a star!
4 Sam Darnold, Quarterback, New York Jets
Darnold has been the best rookie signal caller by far and that was evident by him being the only rookie to start week one. He has shown flashes of poise and occasional hiccups that are expected of someone his age. He looks to have the tools to be a very productive Quarterback in the NFL.
5 Darius Leonard, Linebacker, Indianapolis Colts
Leonard has been a surprise to me to start the season. He leads the NFL in tackles and has slowly become the leader of the Colts defense. It’s been while since the Colts have had an impact player on that side of the ball. Leonard has the makings of one.