And now we bring you the highest-ranked superstar-free supporting cast in the NFL.
Obviously we won’t all agree on what makes a superstar, but the teams ranked higher than the Philadelphia Eagles (and most within this range) have one or more game-changing players at the non-quarterback offensive skill positions. The Eagles do not, and that’s intended as a compliment.
The Eagles can afford to lose top wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and still get by with veterans Nelson Agholor and Mike Wallace as well as promising second-year fourth-round pick Mack Hollins, who quietly caught 73 percent of the passes thrown his way while averaging more than 14 yards per reception as a rookie in 2017..
Brown once again led the league in receiving yardage while continuing to build a Hall of Fame resume in 2017, while Bell led the AFC by a wide margin with 1,946 scrimmage yards.
But as good as Brown and Bell are, you need more high-quality players to qualify as an elite all-around supporting cast. And that’s where the JuJu and Jesse come in.
Noah is one of the rare guys in baseball that can just completely overpower a whole lineup, Walker said.
Not just one time through, two times through I’ve seen him just blow away guys from the first pitch of the game to the last pitch of the game. He’s super competitive, big, strong guy. He wants the ball. Just one of these guys that is an asset to any team that he’s on, really.
Speculation has run rampant that the Yankees and Mets could match up in a trade that would send either Syndergaard or co-ace Jacob deGrom into pinstripes.
Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner has called boosting the starting rotation a need. Outside of righty Luis Severino, the Yankees don’t at this point realistically know what to expect from the rest of their starters from both performance and health standpoints.
The Mets could listen to trade offers on either of their best young players if they decide they’re out of the playoff race. They started Tuesday 10 games back in the National League East and 6 1/2 games back in the Wild Card.
Syndergaard is currently on the disabled list, nursing a strained ligament in his right index finger since May 29. He’s on a throwing program and the team expects him to need at least one rehab start, pitching coach Dave Eiland told reporters.