Disappointments come in all shapes and sizes, especially in the NFL, where things change from week to week. So many teams, fans, and players came into the 2022 NFL season with high expectations. We have the talk of the NFL, like the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs. Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes are going things on a different level. These two quarterbacks are leading the pack for the MVP as they continue to live up to the hype.
Another player who lived up to the hype is Saquon Barkley. The former first-round pick looks like the man he was before being signed. He’s a dynamic power back with loose hips and moves that compare to Barry Sanders and could be running the Giants into the playoffs.
The Miami Dolphins were hyped, and despite some hiccups, they are still one of the most dangerous teams in the NFL. Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks are flying high, so are the Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles — that’s the good news.
Unfortunately, as we enter the halfway part of the season, things aren’t looking too good. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady almost made the list. Their defense isn’t any good and the offense doesn’t look the same. Brady had all kinds of stuff going on which probably impacted his play. Even with all the bad, the Bucs are leading the NFC South.
Brady got lucky so this list starts with one of the biggest offseason acquisitions in the NFL off-season.
NFL Disappointments: 5. Davante Adams gambled and lost in Vegas
The chemistry between the quarterback and wide receiver can’t be overstated. For years, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams were one of the best duos in the NFL. Because of Rodgers’ indecisiveness, Adams opted to leave the Packers for Los Vegas to join his boy, Derek Carr.
Now he looks average and his decision to leave Green Bay looks like a career killer. For the last two seasons, Adams was considered the best wide receiver in football. In 2022 Adams looks like a solid No. 2. On the surface, Adams is still on pace for double-digit touchdowns and 1,200 yards. However, he’s averaging under 60% of his passes, the worst since 2015.
Adams came into Los Vegas with the expectations of lifting the offense and team to the next level. We’ll, against New Orleans they couldn’t find the endzone, and with their 2-5 record I have them out of playoff contention.
Adams will likely miss the playoffs for the first time in three years. It’s not a good look, given the Raiders made the playoffs in a year when their head coach got fired. Carr and Adams aren’t clicking the way the duo hoped — the team is worse off because of it. Adam’s choice didn’t just impact the aiders though. The Raiders team should be on this list, but Adams is the biggest name and not the difference-maker we thought he’d be