Projecting the Rise of the NFL’s Next Mega-Star

August 30, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Projecting the rise of the NFL's next Mega-Star is not a simple task.
First and foremost, what exactly is a Mega-Star? In the past it could be argued that a Pro Bowler was a Mega-Star, but that's certainly not the case anymore. Even being an All-Pro doesn't have the same impact as being labelled a Mega-Star, because All-Pros are rewarded for just one single season of play.
Brandon Lloyd was an All-Pro. Jason Babin was an All-Pro. Michael Turner was an All-Pro. Any player can peak for a season or two and become an All-Pro without ever being the best in the league for a sustained period.
A Mega-Star suggests that the player is at the very top of his game. He doesn't need to be the very best, but he has to be in the top tier at his position. As such, anyone who is a Mega-Star needs to be one of the two best players at his position. Furthermore, he needs longevity, so he has to be one of the very best for at least four years.
Andrew Luck or Russell Wilson are the first ...

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