Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry won his fourth NBA championship Last week, he was unanimously named 2022 NBA Finals MVP by Bill Russell, an award that eluded him in his more than a decade in the league until Thursday night, when the Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 6 to capture the title. .
Adding the Finals MVP award to a résumé that includes a pair of regular season MVPs, eight NBA picks (four on the first team) and an all-time 3-pointer record has no doubt propelled him to number one in the NBA. player rating.
With Curry’s monumental 13th season in mind, we look forward to the 2022 NFL season and wonder:
Which NFL player will rise in the all-time rankings with a game like Steph Curry in 2022?
Rams QB Matthew Stafford
Stafford has been a quality and at times elite quarterback throughout his career, and his Super Bowl season with the Rams took his resume to the next level. However, he wasn’t done yet as the Rams got even better in the off-season. (Hard to believe, but it’s true!) If Stafford can win another title, he’ll be listed as one of the best QBs of his era and among a select group of QBs with multiple Super Bowl rings.
Chiefs TE Travis Kels
Kelche has already set a number of tight end records, averaging 5.5 catches and 70.9 receiving yards per game over his career (the most by TE of all time). His 9,006 receiving yards is the tightest in his first 10 seasons, and Kelsey only played nine seasons. He is the only tight end player in NFL history to have over 100 seasons to his credit. In addition, he has gained 1,000 yards in six consecutive seasons (TE’s longest streak).
He is one of the best of his generation, BUT I truly believe that if he has another big year and the Chiefs win the Super Bowl (without Tyreke Hill), it’s time to really consider him in a discussion of the “greatest tight end of all.” times.” . See you there, Tony.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
Rodgers could rise to GOAT status if he can win a championship without Davante Adams, while nurturing a younger generation of wide receivers along the way. The four-time MVP is one of the greatest quarterbacks the league has ever seen, but winning it all when so many people think passing play would take a step back without Adams would be a HUGE statement.
Colts QB Matt Ryan
Ahead of the 2022 season, Ryan ranks eighth in NFL history in passing yards (59,735) and ninth in passing yards (367). The 37-year-old quarterback is entering his 15th season in the NFL – a first with the Colts – and is in the best position since the Falcons won the Champions League Super Bowl. With a running game led by Jonathan Taylor and a talented weapon in the pass game, look for Ryan’s products to flirt with his 2016 MVP numbers.
Broncos QB Russell Wilson
In 2022, many of the league’s young stars (Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow and more) will be trying to establish themselves in the all-time rankings. But if you think about who moving up, I have to take into account the players who have already created a legacy. Russell Wilson enters. He became one of the league’s top QBs (nine-time pro bowler) in his 10 seasons in Seattle, but many considered his Super Bowl victory the result of a dominant defense led by the Legion of Boom. So in his first season in Denver, Wilson (who will face doubters like Curry before he first became the Finals MVP) will once again show his brilliance on the field, and if he leads an overburdened Broncos team to the Super Bowl and the league MVP award , there is no doubt that he will rise in the QB rankings of all time.