2020-2021 NFL Overview


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Jake Rebel, Sports editor

With the 2020-2021 season officially coming to an end, I thought it would be best to go back and take a look at some of the best moments and headlines of the season. From Tom Brady signing with Tampa Bay to raising the Lombardi trophy a full 11 months later, this season has come with many twists and turns. 


From the very beginning, most predictions pointed to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs making a run to the super bowl… but not all. Out of the gate teams such as the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers came out hot… but right with them was always K.C. The Steelers started out a potential Super Bowl favorite with an undefeated start, but ended up ending the season with a strand of losses that seemed to take the wind out of their sails. In the NFC, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers were in talks of making a run with the G.O.A.T behind center, but nothing was certain. Other future hall of fame veterans such as Drew Brees and M.V.P. Aaron Rodgers were also in the Super Bowl conversation. 


Although they were not much of a contender, the Washington Football Team were a major talking point throughout the season. Comeback Player of the Year Alex Smith was behind center when healthy and was proven to be one of the toughest men the league has ever seen. 


The NFL Honors are always a major topic of conversation throughout the season, fans across the country wonder if their team’s superstars can potentially win one from these major awards such as Offensive/Defensive MVP, or Rookie of the Year. The Defensive player of the year award was a major tossup between Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt and Rams defensive linemen Aaron Donald. Watt had a dominant season, leading the league in most defensive stats, but Donald continued to prove why he is one of the best defensive players of all time. The award would eventually go to Donald, raising many questions, especially in the city of Pittsburgh. 


With the season officially over, fan bases begin to look forward to next season, hoping that they can reach the promised land and win a super bowl… but for now they can only wish for the cycle to start again… which is April 29th at the NFL Draft.