Biggest Letdowns in the 2022 NFL Season

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Biggest Letdowns in the 2022 NFL Season


Biggest Letdowns in the 2022 NFL Season


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Darren Waller, Tight End, Las Vegas Raiders

Waller was a total letdown this season as he tallied just 388 yards and three touchdowns. He only played in nine games due to injury, and he didn’t produce much when he was on the field. Over the course of the last two seasons, Waller has been very injury prone. I consider staying healthy a part of a player’s game, and Waller is not good at being available week in and week out. Nonetheless, I hope to see Waller get back into form next season.

Kyle Pitts, Tight End, Atlanta Falcons

Pitts was a tremendous letdown this season. I’m not going to be too harsh on him though because he had shaky quarterback play and a run heavy offense. Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder shared time at the quarterback position, and both of them struggled over the course of the year. Pitts played in 10 games and totaled 356 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Those are very poor numbers, especially after he was coming off a 1,000-yard rookie season. I hope that the Falcons generate a game plan to get Pitts more involved next season. He has the talent to be one of the league’s best, and the Falcons need to use it.


Kyler Murray, Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals

Murray had a relatively poor season in 2022. He was hurt a lot, and he didn’t look like the player we’ve seen in previous seasons. He didn’t have horrible numbers, but we should definitely expect more from him. He had 2,368 yards and a 14:7 touchdown to interception ratio. He also had over 400 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Murray only played in 11 games, and we all hope to see him make a full recovery from his season ending ACL and meniscus tear. He will also have a new coach in 2023, maybe that can help him get back into form.


Damien Harris, Running Back, New England Patriots 

Damien Harris was a pretty big letdown in 2022. Harris only tallied 462 rush yards and three touchdowns. These numbers aren’t too great, especially when he had 929 yards and 15 touchdowns just a season ago. Harris also missed six games this season and wasn’t fully healthy for most of the year. It seems running back Rhamondre Stevenson has stolen the job and isn’t going to give it back. Maybe Harris gets a better opportunity next year and signs with a new team, since he will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.


Allen Robinson, Wide Receiver, Los Angeles Rams

Robinson may be the biggest let down in 2022. Many thought he would explode and have a tremendous season with the defending champions, but it was the exact opposite. Robinson totaled just 339 yards and three touchdowns, and he missed seven games. He’s getting paid way too much for what he is producing. He’s getting older too, and you can only hope that Matthew Stafford comes back and plays well next year. If not, Robinson and the Rams are in trouble. Los Angeles will need production out of Robinson to take coverage away from Cooper Kupp. Hopefully, he can come back and have a better season in 2023.


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