After seeing their progress interrupted last season, these are the stars of the league looking to regain their great level
With the start of season 2021 of the NFL days away, it’s time to analyze the players who are trying to come back from serious injuries they were marginalized for most of last season.
For this exercise I chose nine players who failed to shine in 2020 and there is also a defender who has been away from the league since 2019 and that last year he decided not to play for the COVID-19 pandemic.
These are the most prominent names:
Prescott suffered a devastating ankle injury in Week 5 of 2020, despite Cowboys He was awarded a four-year, $ 160 million contract with $ 126 million guaranteed. The agreement of Prescott it can be worth up to 164 million and has a signing bonus of 66 million, the highest in history.
Dallas hopes your trust in Prescott translates into results on the field to return to the playoffs after two years of absence.
Beckham injured his anterior cruciate ligament in a season in which Cleveland ended up winning his first postseason game in nearly three decades without him on the field.
The reflectors are on Beckham because their salary is one of the highest in the workforce and Browns They could be shed from the receiver to reinforce other areas of need after 2021.
The promising rookie season of Burrow came to an abrupt end with a terrible knee injury leaving the Bengals, who hope to have it back in fullness.
Burrow he finished his interrupted year with 264 completions for 2,688 yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.
With the Giants suffering to get out of their current crisis, their hopes for 2020 were dashed when Barkley injured his knee in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears.
Barkley surpassed the 1,000-yard barrier in his first two years in the league and if he returns to his pre-injury level the Giants they can aspire to compete in their division.
After the best season of his career in 2019, McCaffrey He suffered a series of injuries that limited him to playing just three games in 2020 (in which he somehow managed to score six touchdowns).
The return of McCaffrey he will help newly acquired quarterback Sam Darnold better adapt to a new offense and finally get a chance to shine in head coach Matt Rhule’s system.
The 49ers were punished for injuries in 2020, including tight end George Kittle, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and wide receiver Deebo Samuel, but none were more significant than Bosa.
Unlike the rest, who had more playing time, Bosa He only had action in two games and left a hole in the defense that San Francisco could not cover. Bosa tore his anterior cruciate ligament and cartilage in his left knee damaged after accumulating nine sacks as a rookie, earning a pick by Pro bowl.
With the return of Bosa and the possibility of keeping the rest of the team healthy this year, the 49ers They hope to return to the level that allowed them to reach Super Bowl LIV.
Days before the start of the regular season, in the last exercise of a normal practice, MillerMVP of Super Bowl 50, injured his ankle and ended up missing all year.
The injury interrupted the streak of six consecutive teams at Pro bowl from Miller, who is the active player with the most sacks in the NFL with 106 and will surely try to keep away from his closest pursuer, JJ Watt with 101.
Mosley rose to be one of the league’s most coveted inside linebackers prior to his arrival at the JetsHowever, a groin injury prevented him from displaying his talents in New York and ended up sidelined for the rest of 2019.
In 2020, Mosley He was one of multiple league players who chose not to participate in the season due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, so we are certainly looking forward to seeing him on the field again.
Few players have had more promising starts than James in 2018 with Chargers, earning selections All-Pro and to Pro bowl After finishing with 105 total tackles, 3.5 sacks and three interceptions, however, injuries have diluted his game in recent years, sidelining him even in 2020 with a serious meniscus injury.
The defense of the Bolts needs back the talent of James and the safety needs to show he got back to his game to win a big deal.
During the low season the version emerged that Jones I was looking for an exchange of the Cardinalsbut this never materialized and now Arizona He might have the best pass-rusher pair in the NFL after JJ Watt’s arrival in the desert. Jones had a spectacular year in 2019 with 19 sacks, also forced eight fumbles, winning selections from the first team All-Pro and the Pro bowl, but in 2020 everything collapsed due to a bicep injury that limited him to playing only five games.