A lot has happened this offseason in the NFL. There will be quite a few things to look out for this season.
Here are five things to look out for in week 1.
Ever since Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott injured his shoulder there have been questions about the Cowboys offence.
Dallas decided to rest Dak more in training camp to let his shoulder heal, however this could mean he goes into week one a bit rusty.
Now that veteran guard Zack Martin is out of their week one game with coronavirus even more questions have come up.
After Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl last season it certainly looked like it was Belichick who needed Brady.
However, the Patriots did have the league’s most opt outs including star Linebacker Dont’a Hightower and with the Patriots going 7-9 alongside missing the playoffs it showed.
Another interesting watch for the Patriots will be their new rookie quarterback Mac Jones who was selected 15th overall in the 2021 NFL draft.
Speaking of rookie’s week, one is always an interesting time to see how all the rookies will fare in the NFL, especially the top picks.
Players like Trevor Lawrence, Kyle Pitts, Ja’Marr Chase and Patrick Surtain II will all be under the microscope.
The number two pick Zach Wilson, selected by the New York Jets, will also be under pressure to perform early because just like Lawrence he will be starting.
How will offseason acquisitions fare?
This offseason was not short of blockbuster trades or big free agent signings.
There are quite a few players on new teams and seeing how they will adjust in a new system will always be an interesting sight.
Seeing the players week one performances will let us know how they are adapting to the new system.
New head coaches
A new NFL season means some new head coaches. Seven, to be exact. These can be rookies or a former coach getting another chance.
Most of the time not much is expected from new head coaches because they are usually taking over a team that is in a rebuild.
However there have been instances like with a former San Francisco 49ers head coach who went 13-3 in his rookie season or a more recent example Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay who went 11-5 in his rookie season.
Maybe the last piece of the puzzle for one of those seven teams was a head coach.