Is it just me, or does it seem like this year has moved faster than DK Metcalf chasing down Budda Baker to save a pick six? It felt like only yesterday I was worried if we would even have an NFL season. Fast forward, and we’re already at the halfway point of a schedule that has had its ups and downs. Teams have overcome the difficulties of not having a preseason, the effects of COVID-19, and a plethora of injuries to key players this year. If nothing else, 2020 has showcased the resilience of people from all walks of life.
Despite all the bad, there’s been some bright spots worth mentioning too! That’s what this week’s UPNXT article is all about. We want to look back at the first half of the NFL season, and check in on some of the young guys we discovered who have lived up to the hype so far. These represent the crème de la crème of UPNXT, the ones who have made the most noise in the fantasy football and trading card hobbies. Hopefully, you have them on your fantasy rosters, or at the very least, picked up a couple of their trading cards while their prices are still reasonable.
So, if you’re looking to take a quick break from all the politics, you’ve come to the right place. We’re kicking it old school this week by dusting off the VCR, popping in the UPNXT VHS, and hitting the rewind button, as we look back at five of the hottest names in the NFL after eight weeks of action. In the famous words of Terrell Owens, “Getcha popcorn ready,” because we have a value packed article with your name on it! Let’s go!