The NFL, which was already making strides in the wake of the Super Bowl’s cancellation, has recently focused on the 2020 season.
With the league facing an uncertain future under President Donald Trump, the league is now taking on a host of marquee players and franchises, with several of the biggest names in the game set to make their debuts in 2020.
Here are some of the big-name players slated to make a return in 2020:1.
Tom Brady (New England Patriots)The Patriots are the NFL’s all-time leading passer, but they’re unlikely to play in a Super Bowl this year, given the political climate in Washington.
Brady will make his first NFL start in 2020, with his new teammates on the sidelines.
The Pats will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a home-and-home series, and the Patriots’ star quarterback has been a key part of the team’s success since joining the organization in 2010.
The Patriots will face the Pittsburgh Panthers in the NFC Championship Game.
The Patriots’ quarterback will be a key factor in the team continuing to dominate in the AFC East.
The Broncos will face Brady and the Pats in the divisional round.
Brady’s new contract is set to bring him to $22 million per season.2.
Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens)The Ravens are coming off of a disappointing season and are expected to be without Flacco this year.
The Ravens are the most talented team in the NFL with the likes of Joe Flournoy, Ed Reed, Joe Haden and Steve Smith all making their debits.
The team is expected to face off against the New York Jets in the wild-card round.3.
Carson Palmer (Palmer Raiders)The Oakland Raiders have been among the NFL teams to get the most attention in the aftermath of the election, and they’re poised to make an impact in 2020 as well.
The Raiders will face off with the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round, and Palmer will make the start.
The Chargers will host Carson Palmer in the postseason.4.
Ryan Tannehill (Miami Dolphins)The Dolphins are one of the most dangerous teams in the league, and Tanneh will make an important return in the playoff hunt.
TanneHampson will be the Dolphins’ starting quarterback for the first time since 2010, as he is the team leader in passing yards and touchdowns and has thrown for over 3,000 yards in each of the past two seasons.
Tanel will make a second start in 2018, as the Dolphins will host Ryan Tanney in the Wild Card Round.5.
Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons)The Falcons will have to contend with Ryan Tannes, Matt Ryan and the Carolina Panthers in their home-field advantage in the playoffs.
The Falcons are expected be without offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter in 2020 due to his dismissal from the organization.6.
Matt Schaub (San Francisco 49ers)The 49ers are expected for a significant overhaul, as new general manager John Lynch and offensive coordinator Greg Roman have been at odds for years.
However, Schaub is expected for the team to make another run in 2020 and beyond.
The 49ers will host Drew Brees and the Saints in a playoff game.7.
Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys)The Cowboys are one-and, at the moment, the only team that is still winning football games in 2020 after a 2-12 start.
DeZ Bryant is expected in 2020 to be the only player in the Cowboys’ history to score 50, 100, 200 or 300 yards in a season.8.
Eli Manning (New York Giants)The Giants are in a rebuilding mode and will have plenty of options in 2020 that can help them win in the upcoming playoff chase.
Eli is expected play in the 2020 NFC Championship and will be joined by the Denver Broncos in the Superbowl.9.
Brian Hoyer (Houston Texans)The Texans are expected in 2019 to face Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in the second round of the playoffs, but Hoyer will be in the first round of a possible playoff game after the Patriots beat them in the 2018 divisional playoffs.10.
Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks)Wilson will make another start in the regular season after missing most of the season due to injury.
Wilson will be on the field for the Seahawks in 2020 when they play the Arizona Cardinals in the Arizona Super Bowl.11.
Eli Sanders (New Orleans Saints)The Saints will be without the services of offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski and quarterbacks coach Tom Coughlin, but Sanders will be back in 2020 with the team.
Sanders will also be in 2020 for the Saints’ playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.12.
Robert Griffin III (Washington Redskins)The Redskins have been a perennial playoff contender in the past three seasons, but Griffin III will be coming off his best season as a pro.
The Redskins will play in Super Bowl LI and face the New England Patriots in the First Round of the NFL Playoffs.13.
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