Top 10 NFL breakout players to watch out for during the 2022 season

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10 NFL Breakout Players to watch in 2022: Joe Noteboom, OT, Rams

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There’s really no reason to expect the Los Angeles Rams‘ offense to take a step back in 2022, unless you’re really worried about Matthew Stafford’s arm issue that has come up over the course of the offseason. In all likelihood, this group will be humming once again in 2022 and they are going to need this breakout player candidate to go out there and do his thing right away.

Joe Noteboom was once a third-round pick by the Rams who has mostly played a reserve role throughout his first four NFL seasons. As a spot-starter with positional versatility, Noteboom proved his worth to the Rams and if you want evidence that the team itself believes in him as a breakout candidate, the Rams paid Noteboom $40 million total, $25 million guaranteed over the next three years despite only having 17 regular season starts to his name.

Noteboom is taking over for grizzled veteran Andrew Whitworth, and the Rams obviously think he’s ready to become a top-flight left tackle as the heir to Whitworth’s throne.

10 NFL Breakout Players to watch in 2022: Trey Lance, QB, 49ers

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Out of all the potential NFL breakout players in 2022, Trey Lance of the 49ers might be the easiest one to project.

The 49ers have one of the best coaches in the NFL and certainly one of the best offensive minds in the league in Kyle Shanahan. With Shanahan running the show, Lance is already in a great position to succeed. Aside from that, the 49ers also have one of the top offensive lines in the league, some of the best weapons, and a tremendous defense.

This team made it to the NFL’s final four last year with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm. Now, to this innovative and balanced offensive attack, you add a quarterback that has unreal athletic gifts for the position and elite arm talent. This is the most obvious recipe for a breakout in 2022 that you will find.