Twitter users are debating which player in the NFL will be remembered most for 2016.
It’s time to answer that question for each player.
Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts I don’t know how you can compare a guy like Luck to Andrew Luck.
I know that he’s a great quarterback, but it was more about his character.
He’s a young man who has matured and become more of a leader.
He’s still a guy who doesn’t get the credit he deserves for being one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
He had a great season.
Matt Ryan, QB (at Carolina): He has a big arm, but that’s about it.
Ryan had a very good year in 2015, but he was inconsistent, and that was probably a sign that he had something to prove.
Philip Rivers, QB: Rivers was a very impressive rookie.
He threw for 3,826 yards, 25 touchdowns, and just five interceptions in the 2015 season.
But Rivers had to adjust to the league and was a bit inconsistent, especially in his first year.
Joe Flacco, QB and Ravens: The Ravens are going to try to win a Super Bowl this year, but I wouldn’t count on it.
He has the skill set to be an MVP.
He didn’t show up to training camp like he normally does.
Alex Smith, QB at Kansas City: He had some good games, but not as good as the numbers suggest.
Smith didn’t have the most consistent year in the 2016 season.
He only had three games with double digit touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Matt Forte, TE: Forte has been an effective tight end for the Ravens, but his production fell off.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB in Pittsburgh: Roethlisberger is a veteran quarterback who knows how to get his team to victory.
He also has a great offensive line and is always willing to take the blame for the failures of his team.
Joe Haden, LB: Haden was one of those players who was a superstar in the first season of his career, but now that he is 31 years old he’s getting older.
Eli Manning, QB for the Giants: It was great to see Eli win the MVP award last season, but what was his legacy?
I would say that he could have easily been a Hall of Famer.
He just has not been himself.
Joe Mixon, RB for the Browns: Mixon was a good player for a long time in Cincinnati, but as he got older he had problems with substance abuse.
Brian Hoyer, QB Cleveland: Hoyer had a rough 2016 season, and he needs to be the quarterback of the future.
Matt Moore, RB Dallas: Moore had a nice year, especially considering the talent he had.
Aaron Rodgers, QB Green Bay: I really liked the Packers offense last year, and they could have had a much better season than they did.
Andrew Whitworth, LB in Oakland: Whitworth is a very solid player who had a big impact for Oakland.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR Houston: Hopkins had a down year, catching just 20 passes for 240 yards, but with the talent around him he should have a much improved year.