What We’ve Learned So Far from the 2019 NFL Season

Nelson Searcy

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The National Football League constantly provides all of us with entertainment, headlines, and quality football.

Here are the biggest takeaways I have from the start of the 2019 season:

– Antonio Brown cannot seem to escape the mess.
– Antonio Brown is the most consistent story in the media lately, but it seems to always be for the wrong reasons. Whether it is a pending lawsuit, a fight with a GM, or simply a questionable social media post, he is caught up in all of the drama you could think of. Regardless of how his current situation ends up, Brown is certainly going to have a stain (or two) on his reputation.

– Young quarterbacks are either flourishing or flopping.
– Quarterback is the most demanding position in football, and teams want their young quarterbacks to develop quickly to their full potential. We saw this first week was an incredible one for young quarterbacks like Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz, Lamar Jackson, and Deshaun Watson.

Meanwhile, some quarterbacks began their season with a stinker, such as Mitch Trubisky, Jameis Winston, and Baker Mayfield. Although the stories for all of these young QB’s are far from complete, this week was a chapter of feast or famine for many quarterbacks finding their place in the NFL.

– We should continue to bet on what we know.

– And what is this that we know? We know the consistencies: The New EnglandPatriots being good at football, the experienced quarterbacks (ex. Drew Brees) are clutch performers, and the NFL is quite the show of excitement. Although we get many new storylines each day, some things remained unchanged in the landscape of the National Football League.

– Injuries always happen, and they are never ideal.

– Nick Foles, Quincy Enunwa, Malik Jackson, Hunter Henry, Tyreke Hill, DevinFunchess, and many others experienced the pains of tough injuries this week. Not only are injuries physically painful, they are hard to deal with emotionally and mentally. All of these players live their current lives to play the game of football, but these injuries will keep them from doing that for a while. Injuries hurt the player who wants to play, the team who wants them to be a part of their game plan, and the fans who want to watch the best players play each week.

Week 1 of this 2019 NFL season seemed to bring plenty of entertainment and storylines to the world of sports.

Although I have only discussed a few of them, we can take a quick look at the National Football League each day and see all of the excitement going on.

The most exciting of all, is this:

Football is back, people.
Let’s hope that this 100th season of NFL Football is the best one yet.

Nelson Searcy

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