32 Players 32 Days 2013
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton has the statistics of a superstar. Now he wants the wins to prove he belongs in the elite class of quarterbacks.
After years of horrible seasons, poor performances, and multiple coaches, the Chiefs have completely rebuilt their foundation. It is now centered around former first pick and 49er, Alex Smith.
The Houston Texans have long seen their offense strike when the iron is hot and consistently run up the score, but they’ve needed the defense to keep the lead. With some players leaving and others are not living up to the hype, J.J. Watt brings the whole package to a team that is getting better every season.
The Chicago Bears signed D.J. Williams to replace Brian Urlacher at middle linebacker this season. Williams, a nine-year veteran, has been a highly productive player since being taken in the first round of the 2004 draft.
As a rookie, Morris Claiborne experienced plenty of growing pains but showed early signs of future potential. With a new defensive coordinator in Monte Kiffin bringing a new defensive style, Claiborne should become a real star in Dallas.
Welker revived his career in New England with future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady and legendary coach Bill Belichick. Becoming one of the most dangerous men on the field, he departed from New England in search of a Super Bowl ring, which Denver is gunning for.
Making Darrelle Revis the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history shows that the Buccaneers are confident. But will their confidence pay off in the tough NFC South?
The Green Bay Packers drafted Alabama running back Eddie Lacy in the second round of the draft in April to fix its problematic running game. The Packers have been in the top half of the NFL in rushing just once in Mike McCarthy’s seven years as head coach. Lacy, a big and powerful back, aims to fix that.
The Indianapolis Colts are looking to continue moving forward in a rebuilding phase that moved forward about five years in just one season, but some pieces are still missing. That missing puzzle piece may have been found in running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who still has a lot of gas in the tank.
The Ravens defense has made quite the reputation for themselves. Not just for being a dominant defense for over a decade. There is a reputation in the notion that defensive players don’t play well once they leave Baltimore. With Paul Kruger now playing for the Cleveland Browns, the pass rush specialist hopes he can buck the trend.
Steven Ridley always knew that he was talented and had the drive to be a star in the NFL. He knew it wouldn’t be easy though, and his path to being a starter for the New England Patriots was a long road with a lot of others standing in his way.