An NFL team can’t win without great young talent. The “young” part is important. The league’s rookie contract scale means that the most valuable group of NFL players—aside from franchise quarterbacks—are the players on their first contracts who produce like superstars.
The 2022 season has an excellent group of these players. Some have produced immediate breakouts in their rookie years, and others have taken a few seasons to develop into the world-beaters they are at the moment. Here’s a collection of six players making particularly strong impressions on the field this season.