In Week 1, 13 quarterbacks had a passer rating of 115.0 or higher, the maximum in any week in NFL history.
For the first time ever, two QBs had ideal passer ratings (158.3) in a season opener, and also among them had been 22-year-old Ravens signal-caller Lamar Jackson, that became the youngest player in NFL history to place a perfect score.
Deshaun Watson (23) had a huge Week One outing, even though dropping to some last-gasp field goal in New Orleans, and many different players relatively new to the league impressed. Last year’s MVP Patrick Mahomes (23) continued his triumph with a three-touchdown, 143.2 passer rating opener.
Keeping that in mind, we asked NFL quarterback Vince Young and Pro Bowler – that will be linking Neil Reynolds within studio that NFL Sunday, on Sky Sports Action from 5pm – that young QBs he has been impressed by around the league.
“Deshaun Watson was a fan of me because I was playing!
“I knew he was a big fan of mine if he first won a National Championship [for Clemson in January 2017] and explained my name [within his post-game speech]. I just recall:”Vince Young” and since that time, I have achieved to him.
“He understands a good deal of folks I know, therefore each time I get an chance to speak to him, I offer him my opinion about what.
“I’m pleased with him. I already knew he had the gift, it is just about adjusting.
“I expect he only gets to the stage of telling [the Texans] that which he desires. That’s a indication of maturity and it has been earned by him.
“I expect he is telling them:’I need the offensive line , I want more plays over the dish’. I really hope he continues to develop just as that how he has increased and as I watched Dak Prescott and he has been successful.
“I want Watson to be showing his adulthood at which he can handle more and it’s what he needs. He deserves an offensive line that can protect him he does not have to operate as much so he can play just a little bit longer than most of the guys who move about with the ball”
Young himself turned into tease and make plays his legs just like Watson – and we asked him if he saw any similarities between them both.
He said:”Yeah. He is a bit better thrower than me I believe, but overall we’ve got a match. He’s quite true downfield, which makes a excellent leader of his team and a good deal of plays. He runs the ball well.
“He pulls off things that you never thought anyone could do.
“Therefore I believe we’ve got any similarities but I believe his chunk is a bit more accurate than me because of this fact he threw a tiny bit more than me growing up.
“I’m not faulting myself but he’s a really good man, a really good athlete so I am pleased with him.”
“Me and Me text and talk a great deal so that the principal thing I say is:’I am very proud of you. You stood all of everybody and that adversity talking about you personally. Now you are in a starting role, you are making great plays. With your arm what could they say, although you are not using your legs?’
“I have been really proud of him I just tell him to continue doing the job behind the scenes and make sure to keep on your defensive coordinator’s ear and then ask him lots of questions -‘What would you believe a defense will attempt to do for this year or this match?’
“Once you determine what you are likely to do and the groundwork, ensure that you ask him a lot of queries about whatever the defense may pick up you could easily fix.
“Defensive men are very good – they pick up if you are rocking [at the line of scrimmage], they understand when you stop, you are going to snap the ball. They pick up a lot of little detailed things that can help them jump off the ball react.”
Will Blackmon winner and Super Bowl winner Sky Sports until mid-season, gave us his ideas Jackson after picking him.
Blackmon stated:”I chose him captain a week because of the matchup. I were figuring out things and simply thought the Dolphins weren’t prepared.
“However, I like him this season because right now, it is possible to see how confident he is.
“Last year, when he was eventually named the rookie at the close of the year, he began becoming comfortable but then once they traded away Joe Flacco plus it is his staff nowhe simply looks so comfy and he has so much help.
“He’s the supporting cast concerning receivers, he’s got a good working back in Mark Ingram and he has a really good defense and that is a recipe for success”
Young told Sky Sports:”‘MVP’ and head coach Andy Reid are a match made in heaven.
“Mahomes includes a solid arm plus Reid likes to throw the ball deep – enjoys a great deal of deep punches. Mahomes gets the arm for this I love that whole chemistry . I enjoy watching those two.”
Young:”I predicted him to win Rookie of the Year so I am pleased to find out what happened with him [Arizona scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to secure a 27-27 tie with Detroit].”
Blackmon added on this year’s No 1 NFL Draft selection:”I believe we watched a few maturation from Kyler Murray from the game. He did horribly in the first half then when it rains, he gave them a opportunity and brought his team back.
“That’s huge, to find that”
Young:”Allen did a excellent job of staying with it [on Sunday since the Politicians came back to beat the Jets]. I received the opportunity to meet with him a little while back so merely to find the development of a good deal of these young men, I’m happy.”
“I’m still hoping to feel him out, but he’s a enormous opportunity [with those weapons].”
“I am all set to observe the young guy get his opportunity.”
Watch Week 2 on Sunday night with three games: Vikings @ Packers, Saints @ Rams and Eagles @ Falcons. Coverage starts at 5pm on Sky Sports Action; initial kick-off is at 6pm.