A lot of NFL fans are eagerly anticipating the 2020 NFL season and its big-name stars.
With an array of top prospects on the rise, many have already started lining up to catch their first NFL action.
Here are five things you need to know about the 2019 NFL season:The most interesting player of the year so far: The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Joey Bosa has had a breakout season.
The defensive tackle led the league in sacks (7.5) and tackles for loss (9.5), and he also had 10 interceptions.
Bosa was also named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
The best receiver of the season so far in a variety of ways: Julio Jones has emerged as a big name for the NFL as a pass catcher and an explosive receiver, and he is still playing in one of the toughest divisions in football.
He led the NFL with nine touchdowns and 13 catches.
The most intriguing player in a crowded class of wide receivers: Odell Beckham Jr. had one of his best seasons in years with nine receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns, while he also ran for five touchdowns.
Beckham also has the most receptions of any wide receiver in the NFL this season, with a career-high of 21.
He is the first player in league history to have at least 21 touchdowns and 10,000 yards receiving in a season.
The biggest rookie breakout: The Indianapolis Colts have had a ton of talent since they drafted Mike Adams in the first round in 2017, but none has emerged quite like rookie tight end Jack Doyle.
The former four-star recruit had nine catches for 122 yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints, while also catching a pass for a touchdown.
He was one of five rookies to score a touchdown in the Week 1 win over the Tennessee Titans, and the other was wide receiver Marqise Lee, who caught a career high eight passes for 139 yards and another touchdown against Atlanta.
The NFL’s most exciting defensive player: New Orleans linebacker Kawann Short has had one heck of a year.
Short recorded a sack, five tackles for a loss and a forced fumble, while recording five quarterback hurries.
He also led the nation in total tackles with 10.
The two-time All-American is one of only two linebackers in the country to have 10 sacks in a single season, and that’s with a full season under his belt.
The hottest player of 2019 so far with a star: It’s no secret that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is one-of-a-kind in the league.
He’s a star for the entire Patriots offense, and is one reason why the Pats are currently in the top three in total offense and total yards per game.
Gronkowski had 13 receptions for 172 yards and one touchdown, and also had a career best six quarterback hurried tackles.