The NFL season is almost here, and it’s actually way closer than most people think.
With that in mind, it’s already time to take a look at the current picture and wonder whether some teams will be able to sort things out and live up to their potential.
That’s why ESPN analyst Damien Woody put together his list of the top-five most important NFL questions entering the season.
.@damienwoody's top five NFL questions ⬇️
1. Can Jets offensive line protect Rodgers?
2. Will Dak Prescott command offense without Zack Martin?
3. Will Eagles young defense gel?
4. Will Kenny Pickett build momentum?
5. Will Sam Darnold take over as 49ers starting QB? pic.twitter.com/1NrU60o08J
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First, he wondered whether Sam Darnold would take over Brock Purdy and Trey Lance as the starter for the San Francisco 49ers.
As of now, it seems like the job is Purdy’s to lose, and reports state that Lance has been far from impressive, but given the Niners’ history of injuries, Darnold might even get a chance.
At No. 4, he asked whether Kenny Pickett would be able to pick up where he left off last season and build some momentum, which is the only way the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense might be at least competent.
Then, he wondered whether the Philadelphia Eagles’ young defense would gel.
They’re as talented as they can be, and it might take a while before they reach their full potential, but the Eagles might not have the benefit of time on their side.
At No. 2, he asked how Dak Prescott would get by without veteran guard Zack Martin.
Martin is holding out, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has already made it clear that the team is saving up the money to pay Micah Parsons.
Last but not least, he wonders whether the Jets’ offensive line — which is perhaps their only Achilles heel — will be able to protect Aaron Rodgers, and that could be the only thing standing in their way to a Super Bowl.NEXT: Jerry Jones Has Surprising Take On Potential Ezekiel Elliott Reunion