These four games can go either way if you’re a Tennessee Titans fan.
10. Cam Newton, New England Patriots, Week 12: Sure, some of you absolutely love Cam Newton and that’s obvious, but the older version has seen injuries catch up with him. Cam Newton without the ability to run over linebackers or showcase that rocket arm isn’t Cam Newton at all. As a matter of fact, we don’t know who this guy is.
Still, now that he’s in the second act of his career, it will be cool to see how he evolves, especially now that he’ll have a full offseason in Josh McDaniels’ offense.
9. Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints, Week 10: It’s easy to feel like you want to give up Jameis Winston. There are also reasons to see him as being intriguing. Heading into the 2021 regular season, the question is how much has he learned under Sean Payton as a backup for Drew Brees after spending a year with Bruce Arians?
That’s the type of experience most quarterbacks would kill for. It shouldn’t take long to see if it has helped.
8. Matthew Stafford, LA Rams, Week 9: For 12 years, Matthew Stafford has been invisible with the Detroit Lions until the Thanksgiving Day game rolled around. Now, he trades the Motor City for the City of Angels and, quite possibly, the best offensive mind and the best supporting cast that he’s ever worked with (no disrespect to Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson).
Stafford has finally gotten everything he’s hoped for. Will he seize the opportunity?
7. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers, Week 16: Naturally, we’re assuming that Jimmy G is still healthy once Week 16 rolls around and Trey Lance hasn’t snatched the starting gig from him in San Francisco. Those of you who are opposed to him being ranked this high should ask yourselves a question though.
If you were told your favorite team would be gift-wrapped a quarterback and he’d go 22-8 in his first 30 starts and get your team to a Super Bowl, how many of you would sign up?
See? That’s exactly why, Garoppolo, when healthy, is deserving of a higher ranking. That’s the Jimmy G everyone seems to have forgotten about.