In today’s post I’m going to be giving you one offensive X-Factor for each NFC team in 2020. Each X-Factor is going to be a player, a group of players, or a coach that can make or break their team’s offense next season.
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Dallas Cowboys: Dak Prescott; Dak’s got weapons everywhere, and Mike McCarthy made Aaron Rodgers into a Hall of Fame QB. So the ball is in Dak’s court now.
Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz; After single handedly taking Philadelphia to the playoffs last season, is there anyone else who could be Philadelphia’s most important player?
The Washington Football Team: Dwayne Haskins; If Washington wants to move the ball on offense, Haskins is going to need to step his game up after a sloppy rookie year.
New York Giants: Saquon Barkley; When you have a generational running back like Saquon Barkley on your team, is there an argument for anybody else?
Atlanta Falcons: Todd Gurley; Without a run game last season, Atlanta struggled. Now with a guy that’s put up nearly 30 touchdowns in the past two seasons, Matt Ryan has a threat in his backfield.
New Orleans Saints: Emmanuel Sanders; Drew Brees and Michael Thomas have taken this team only so far. Insert Sanders, and this team is not choking in the playoffs.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tom Brady; After Jameis Winston threw way too many interceptions last year, the leadership, experience, and accuracy of Brady is going to be vital for Tampa Bay.
Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey; He’s arguably the best non quarterback in the league, keep scrolling.
Minnesota Vikings: Dalvin Cook; Minnesota is all about running the football, and they need Dalvin Cook to be that guy for them who can be relied on to consistently move the chains on offense.
Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford; After being on pace to put up 5,000 yards, 38 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions a season ago, Stafford’s back and healthy with a great group of targets to throw to in the Motor City.
Green Bay Packers: The Run Game; Matt LaFleur has made it obvious that running the football is what he wants in Green Bay, so it goes without saying that the run game will be crucial for the Packers in 2020.
Chicago Bears: Foles or Trubisky; The Bears need better quarterback play moving forward. It’s as simple as that.
San Francisco 49ers: George Kittle; When you’ve got a tight end that can be a difference maker as a blocker and as a pass catcher, you know you’ve got a real playmaker to rely on.
Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson; Russell Wilson seemingly puts Seattle on his back year in and year out, so he’ll probably need to do it again in 2020.
Arizona Cardinals: DeAndre Hopkins; Bringing Hopkins to Arizona will make Kyler Murray better, Larry Fitzgerald better, Christian Kirk better, Kenyan Drake better, and the Cardinals offense better.
Los Angeles Rams: Sean McVay; McVay struggled last season after having one of the NFL’s best offenses in 2018. After being dubbed the next great coach, McVay’s stepped into Kyle Shanahan’s shadow, so he’s going to need to bounce back in 2020 and figure out a way to make Jared Goff successful without Brandin Cooks and Todd Gurley.