My favorite teams
I am quoting myself from a prior post. This has been something that keeps circulating in my head.I do wonder about QBs with early success.
Watson had Hopkins, Fuller and don’t recall when Cooks came into the picture, but he had a go to.
Mahomes has Hill and Kelce.
Jameis had Evans and then Godwin
Stafford had a MFing Cyborg.
Herbert had Keenan, Williams, and Ekeler.
Burrow was interrupted with injury, but prior to dipping into the WR pool with Chase, they had Boyd and Higgins.
Allen struggled until the team built around him with Diggs.
Goff had Cooks, Kupp, and Woods
Fields got Allen and Mooney. Allen has been a disappointment this year, but I do wonder how much this has stunted growth. I remember Watson and Mahomes just throwing shit up and his playmakers making some ridiculous catches.
I don’t know what this means, but it feels like it means something.
OL is always brought up as a priority, which I 100% agree with but I feel like WR talent is often overlooked. How much of the development of the above guys is due to the talent available to them?
Most of those guys (Watson and Burrow) had terrible OLs to begin their careers. Calling them bottom 10 would be generous.
For Fields to take the next step, OL would be a tremendous boon, but we HAVE to get skill players on the edges for him. FO will need to go all in here.
I could add more QBs to this list who had success early like Dak, but he did have a fantastic OL and WR talent. He was able to start off with a boom.