The NFC North is tough to gauge for the upcoming NFL season due to the changes each team in the division underwent this offseason. Nonetheless, each team in the NFC North has a second-year player — or players — that could be vital to their team’s success in 2020.
After a dismal season from Mitch Trubisky, the Chicago Bears elected to acquire Nick Foles in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars. As for the Detroit Lions, they are eager to get Matthew Stafford back under center following the season-ending back injury that he suffered a season ago.
The Green Bay Packers didn’t make many impactful moves, but they did add Jordan Love — Aaron Rodgers’ eventual replacement — in the 2020 NFL Draft. Of all the teams in the division, the Minnesota Vikings have seen the most turnover to their roster this offseason. Altogether, they’ve lost Stefon Diggs, Xavier Rhodes, Linval Joseph, Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander, and they’ll likely lose Everson Griffen this offseason.
Given each team’s flurry of moves this offseason, each of them will likely need some of their younger players to perform well next season. In light of that, let’s take a look at one second-year player from each team in the NFC North that everyone should be paying attention to in 2020.