For the quarterback position, it came down to two names Cam Newton and Deshaun Watson. While Newton definitely has the resume, which includes a trip to the Super Bowl and a league MVP, the right choice is Deshaun Watson.
Watson is younger than Newton and his transition from college to the NFL has been one of the best we’ve seen at the quarterback position. How many quarterbacks can say they were a legit MVP candidate their first season in the league?
Watson can say that, and he was possibly on his way to winning the award before he went down with an injury. He’s been able to be productive behind a subpar offensive line as well, kind of reminds you of someone, doesn’t it?
RB: Nick Chubb
There are plenty of running backs currently from the state of Georgia who could all foot the bill of being our starting running back. Ronald Jones II, Aaron Jones, and Kenyan Drake all call Atlanta home. Alvin Kamara also calls the state of Georgia home because he comes in at a close second behind Nick Chubb.
This is not a diss towards Kamara, but he does have the luxury of playing in an offense led by Drew Brees and coached by Sean Payton. Chubb on the other hand practically carried the offense of the Cleveland Browns on his back this last season because his quarterback kept throwing interceptions. The injury history isn’t a big deal like it was in the past and a backfield with Watson and Chubb would be scary no matter who is playing on the opposing defense.