5 Breakout Player Candidates for the 2020 NFL Season

Every year in the NFL, there are many breakout stars, and I’m going to tell you which players will shine brightest in 2020.


Coming in at number 5, is Detroit Lions Tight End T.J Hockenson. The lions have star WR Kenny Golladay that has emerged as a true number 1, and they have great depth in their bolstered backfield after pairing Kerryon Johnson with DeAndre Swift. Hockenson will emerge as a popular target for veteran QB Matthew Stafford.


Coming in at number 4, is Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise “Hollywood” Brown. Brown was a very speedy asset on the record breaking offense in 2019, and he was targeted 71 times in 14 games, and he was on a limited snap count. He has put on 15 pounds of muscle to be in better shape for his bigger role in the offense this year, and him and MVP Lamar Jackson will be firing on all cylinders this year.


Coming in at number 3, is Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock. I was crazy about Drew Lock before this offseason, and all they have done is surround him in talent. They have brought in Melvin Gordon, and have drafted WRs Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler to to pair with Courtland Sutton. Don’t forget Noah Fant at TE, this offense will be scary to defend in 2020.


Coming in at number 2, is Philadelphia Eagles Runningback Miles Sanders. Sanders had a great rookie campaign on a struggling Eagles offense, he racked up over 1400 all purpose yards, and 6 TDs in a runningback committee with Jordan Howard, and Boston Scott. Coaches Doug Pedersen and Duce Staley have been very vocal about Sanders enlarged role in 2020, and he’ll have the support of one of the best Olines in the NFL.


Finally, at number 1, is Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray. Murray showed bursts of talent all across his rookie season on a struggling Cardinals offense. The last 2 years, the MVP was a sophomore QB, and Kyler could be in that conversation In 2020 if he excels with his new toy in WR DeAndre Hopkins. One of the best receiving corps in the NFL, alongside Kenyan Drake on the ground, he will have plenty of help.