Like probably a lot of people, I discovered Chargers kicker Younghoe Koo late in my fantasy football draft a couple weeks ago as the last round ticked away and I finally looked at available kickers. I had never heard of him, which is rare at a position that experiences little turnover for most teams. Many more people will be introduced to him Monday night when the Chargers visit the Broncos and Koo makes his regular season debut.
Koo is worth getting to know. Foremost is the fact that he’s just the fourth Korean-born player to play in the NFL, following in the footsteps of current Patriots defensive tackle Kyle Love, Steelers great Hines Ward, and former Cardinals kicker John Lee.
Cementing his position as the top passer in the NFC East may not be so difficult. Eli Manning appears in decline and is increasingly being propped up by the talent the Giants have put around him, Carson Wentz’s rookie season in Philadelphia received plaudits but the fundamental issues with his footwork and mechanics that were on display in college still lingered.
It remains to be seen if Kirk Cousins’ likely last season in Washington will be marked by the crunch-time turnovers that have dogged an otherwise promising career, but if Prescott is unable to match his 2016 exploits and carry a team with a shaky defense through a spell without Elliott, then the failings of the opposing quarterbacks may not matter.
For Prescott to improve on a rookie season in which he threw 23 touchdowns and just four interceptions would be a significant ask.
However, his performances in preseason have been widely praised and Dallas’ season rests Cheap Quality NBA Jerseys squarely on him maintaining the poise that took them within a field goal of the NFC Championship game.
There is a strong chance the Cowboys’ unwanted tradition of slumping back down to Cheap Penguins Jerseys earth will continue should he fail in doing so.