Can you believe that it’s been three weeks of NFL Football already? It was another solid week for the former Frogs too, as guys like Jason Verrett and Ty Summers had big games.
Jason Verrett, CB, San Francisco 49ers
This is big. The former Frog, who has dealt with injury after injury since entering the league, made his 2020 debut Sunday — and made the most of it. He recorded three tackles and a QB hit while playing the majority of the snaps on defense, earning praise from fans and pundits:
Is anyone going to comment on how much of a bad ass Jason Verrett was for the @49ers yesterday? Because...he balled out. Great to see.— Brad Dal Bon (@tothehouse) September 28, 2020
“I was so happy for Jason Verrett,” 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said. “He is a stud. He got his opportunity today and he had a great week of practice. It was awesome watching him those three days. I felt like he was going to do a really good job today and then he did. Just seeing him after the game and how happy he was, he really earned it he deserves it and I’m pumped he’s on our team.”
Ben Banogu, DE, Indianapolis Colts
Banogu had one tackle as part of a defensive performance that held the Jets to just seven points, as Indy rolled to a big win.
Ross Blacklock, DT, Houston Texans
Ross Blacklock was a healthy scratch Sunday, likely stemming from his unsportsmanlike penalty late last week. The Texans lost by a touchdown to Pittsburgh on the road.
L.J. Collier, DE, Seattle Seahawks
Collier continues to show why the Seahawks spent a first round of pick on the pass rusher a season ago, and even when it doesn’t show up on the stat sheet — it shows up on the field. Again the Cowboys, Collier was a key cog in creating pressure, and he got a shoutout for it from one of my favorite reporters in the biz:
choosing to black out every thing that’s happened in the last sixty seconds except the nice hurry from LJ Collier— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) September 27, 2020
Andy Dalton, QB, Dallas Cowboys
Dak wasn’t bad Sunday (37-57 for 472 yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions). But let’s be honest, Andy Dalton wins that game, right? LOL. But seriously play the Red Rifle.
Jeff Gladney, CB, Minnesota Vikings
Gladney is really starting to cement his role in his rookie season, recording five tackles, a tackle for loss, and a pass defended. Gladney makes some rookie mistakes, but the talent is there and he’s improving weekly. The Vikings lost a heart-breaker to the Titans by one point.
Jerry Hughes, DE, Buffalo Bills
The Bills are off to a 3-0 start after beating the red-hot Rams Sunday, and Hughes has been a stalwart veteran on the defensive side of the ball throughout it. As a captain, he is showing his leadership on and off the field, and his team is benefiting from it.
Joe Noteboom, OL, Los Angeles Rams
Noteboom has been moved to IR :(.
Matt Pryor, OG/OT, Philadelphia Eagles
Pryor has moved into a prominent role for an Eagles’ team that is struggling; his false start penalty late hurt a potential game-winning drive, as they tied the Bengals. Fix the ties, NFL.
Jalen Reagor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Reagor had quite a week — he secured a sponsorship deal with Gillette and apparently was tweeting at Eagles fans who were talking smack at him online (but those tweets have been deleted lol). He missed week three due to injury.
Austin Schlottmann, OG/C, Denver Broncos
Schlottmann had two special teams snaps in a loss to the Buccaneers.
Vernon Scott, S, Green Bay Packers
After his big game last week, Scott played only special teams Sunday, recording one tackle.
Ty Summers, LB, Green Bay Packers
It was a big week for Ty, who had nine total tackles Sunday, playing both defense and special teams. He played 72% of the defensive snaps for Green Bay, who upended the Saints 37-30. He was also a captain, which is pretty cool for the second year pro.
Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OT, Detroit Lions
Big V finally saw the field for the first time Sunday, playing 100% of the snaps at offensive tackle. The Lions continue to surprise in 2020, beating the previously undefeated Cardinals.