Who Are The Best Offensive Players of 2020?
They say that defense wins championships, but the offense is certainly what gets you to the big game. As we near the end of the NFL season, we can reflect on what has been a thrilling and action-packed year for the sport of football. Across the league, we have seen some immensely talented players leave it all on the field in search of greatness. Let’s take a look at some of the best offensive players of the year thus far.
You have to start off a list like this with the sensational Patrick Mahomes. With this young quarterback at the helm, the Kansas City Chiefs currently sit at 11-1 and are the clear favorites to win the AFC. The last few years have been incredible for this team after picking up Mahomes in the 2017 draft. Thus far, he is on track to throw for over 4000 yards this season and currently has over 31 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions. Stats like this make the Chiefs one of the clear best teams in the league and sets Mahomes up to win the MVP award yet again.
Russell Wilson is one of the main reasons that the Seahawks have consistently had favorable odds in their matchups and are currently the +120 favorite to win the NFC West according to betting expert OLBG.com’s picks. Since joining the team in 2012, he has been the biggest factor in this squad becoming a winning machine. While they have had their ups and downs over the years, Wilson is playing very well again this season and the Seahawks are going strong. Wilson currently has 32 touchdowns for the year, and nearly 3500 yards, showing that he has been very productive for his team. After a close loss to the Giants last weekend, the Seahawks are 8-4.
Running back Derrick Henry is having an extraordinary season with the Tennessee Titans. By any measure, he is one of the most productive offensive players of the year, and some have even suggested that he is single-handedly carrying the Titans. He is currently the league’s top rusher with 1317 yards, and 2nd in rushing touchdowns with 12, just one behind Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. His best game of the season thus far came against the Indianapolis Colts in week 12 where he returned 178 yards for 27 attempts and 3 touchdowns on top of it. After this performance, the league really started to pay attention to Henry and the Titans will surely rely on him heavily going into the last 4 games of the season as they are neck and neck with the Colts to be the AFC South leader.
The combination of Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams has been electrifying all season long. While Rodgers can bring the best out of any receiver, Adams really has lived up to his role and returned some serious value. He is currently tied with Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill for most receiving touchdowns at 13. With over 1000 yards for the year and averaging over 100 a game, it’s clear that Adams is a step above the wide receiver competition. Journalists love to discuss the combined threat of Rodgers and Adams, calling them “the best at what they do.” At 27 years old, Adams is in peak form and playing the best football of his career.
When the Buffalo Bills first drafted Josh Allen, analysts around the league were unsure of what to make of it. Would this be another draft bust quarterback or would the team finally be able to build an offense around a young talent? After a few seasons with this squad, it seems like we have finally received an answer.
Allen started off his career with some criticism of his overall accuracy but with some new weapons like Stefon Diggs around him, he is looking much better. This season he has been playing much more consistently than in the past and putting up respectable numbers for the year like 26 touchdowns and almost 3500 yards. With Allen performing to the best of his ability, the team has assumed their place as the best team in the AFC East with an 8-3 record.