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NFL – NFC players to breakout this season (Part 2)

NFL guarantees a lot of excitement this season and here are the players who will breakout on the big stage in the NFC. Now follows the second part of the presentation.

NFC North

NFC North has remained without a few big players, but that is an ideal opportunity for the new NFL stars.

Chicago Bears are one of the biggest franchises in the league. However, for years they fail to make good results. This season they lost Matt Forte, who was very important in the offense, so Jay Cutler will have to rely on his receivers more. This is a chance for Kevin White to make a big boom. Young wide receiver had missed all last season because of injury. They have huge expectation for him in the Windy City and they believe that White will lead them to the playoffs. That is a huge load for a player who has not stepped on the NFL field yet, but he has the talent to be the one for the Bears.

Detroit Lions must learn to live without Kevin Johnson. Megatron decided to put an end to his NFL career, so the Lions will have to find another leader. Perhaps this is an opportunity for Eric Eborn. Detroit puts a lot of hopes in this tight end, a man who so far has not shown he can play at a high level. Eborn should be especially useful near the end zone, where he is expected to use his height and strength to beat the opponent.

Green Bay Packers are favorites to win this division, and many see them in the Super Bowl this year. For that to happen, the defense will have to play at a very high level. Letroy Guion is 29-year-old nose tackle, who only now has the chance to jump into the first plan. BJ Raji left the team so that they will start in the center of the defensive line. Much will depend on him, as he has to put constant pressure on the opposing offensive line. Letroy will be able to take advantage and become irreplaceable in this legendary franchise.

Minnesota Vikings last season won the NFC North, and this year want to repeat that success. Since the Brett Favre left the Vikings, they are looking for a starting quarterback. After several failures they were able to find a player who is supposed to represent the future of the team. Teddy Bridgewater has demonstrated that they can count on, however, the young quarterback is still in the background. Adrian Peterson is still the first star for the Minnesota Vikings, but that could change this season. Teddy surrounded by the solid offensive line and has some reliable receivers, so he has all the prerequisites to make a step in the right direction.

NFC West

NFC West is the division in which play some of the best defenses in the league, but this season the emphasis is on the offense.

Arizona Cardinals are among the favorites to win the Super Bowl. The solid defense and an offense led by seasoned veterans Palmer and Fitzgerald are the main advantages of this franchise. However, much is expected from David Johnson, a young running back. Johnson demonstrated on several occasions last season his talents, and now is expected to be the starting running back, and the player who will often have the ball in his hands.

Los Angeles Rams are hoping to change of the city will have a positive impact on the fate of the franchise. For years already, Rams have one of the best defenses in the league, but the offense has not been up to the task. For few years now, we are hearing that Tavon Austin is the guy for the Rams and a player that will have the huge role in the offense. Unfortunately, talented wide receiver cannot manage to be constant. Last season, Austin played some good games, but that was not enough. Due to his quality and versatility Austin should get a lot of balls this season, and it is up to him to use that.

San Francisco 49ers are undergoing major changes. The franchise which a few years ago was at the top of the NFC collapsed. Chip Kelly has given the task to put together broken pieces and for that he needs a reliable quarterback. He could find one in Blaine Gabbert, a player who was not so good in the Jacksonville Jaguars. Last year he played some good games, and now Blaine hopes that he has shown enough to beat Colin Kaepernick and take over job of a starting quarterback.

Seattle Seahawks need to think about life after Marshawn Lynch. Seahawks will remain run first team, and that means Thomas Rawls will get the ball almost as often as Lynch did. He is currently on the PUP list, but is expected to quickly return to the team and took the starting job. Much will depend on Thomas Rawls. Offensive line is not good at protecting its quarterback, so Rawls will often get the ball to make Russell Wilson’s job easier.