The 2022 NFL season was a legendary one, but the 2023 season can be even better. Who are three players who just might breakout in the coming season? Oh man, we could go for hours about a plethora of players who have the potential to breakout in 2023.
It’s hard to narrow it down to three, but for the sake of this article, I did. I think that a bunch more players can breakout, but I want to highlight at least three of them. Quarterbacks are a good bet for breakout players.
Skill position players on offense are also a great bet as well. The league is becoming more offensively driven, so teams are loading up on those appropriate players.
2023 NFL Season: Three players poised to breakout in ’23
Jerry Jeudy ended his 2022 season on a torrid pace and finished just shy of 1,000 receiving yards. In fact, Jeudy was remarkably consistent for the entire season. He’s had to deal with poor offensive coaching and poor QB play in his first three years in the NFL.
Now he’ll get to play in an offense crafted by one of the best offensive coaches in this generation in Sean Payton. He’s the Denver Broncos’ most talented player on offense and I think we’ll see him eclipse 1,000 yards in the 2023 NFL season.
I think a lot of us are looking at Justin Fields as someone who can breakout in the 2023 season. He did take a noticeable step in 2022 as a passer and as a runner, running for over 1,000 yards. His ability with his legs is clear and established, but he now needs to take a step as a passer.
Well, the Bears seemed to have done a great job at surrounding Fields with what he’d need to be successful. The rebuilt offensive line should keep him upright and he’s now got DJ Moore to throw to.
If Fields doesn’t progress in 2023, it’s on him.
Does it even count as being a breakout if the player is a rookie? I think so. Bryce Young was the third overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and is entering a stellar situation in Carolina. Frank Reich and the Panthers’ offensive coaching staff is nothing short of excellent.
Reich, Josh McCown, Thomas Brown, Jim Caldwell, and Duce Staley highlight what I believe to be the best coaching staff in the entire NFL. They also have a solid offensive line and will manage to field a competent core of pass catchers even after they dealt DJ Moore.
Young is going to win the starting job in 2023 and will lead the Carolina Panthers to an NFC South title and a home playoff game. Book it.
Honorable Mentions: KJ Osborn, Skyy Moore, Kenneth Walker