This is your Barker's Chris Muller, the NFL's by far the most popular sports league in the United States, and it gets coverage commensurate with that status.
Whether it's TV, radio, print or the Internet.
There is plenty of coverage devoted to professional football every single day of the year.
The NFL really is a 24 73 65 league.
Despite all that coverage and despite fans rabid interest in the game, specifically the numbers behind the game because of fantasy football, there are still great players who slip through the cracks and are given the recognition they deserve.
So with that in mind, here are the three best unheralded players that you should pay more attention to in 2020.
The first is Broncos safety Justin Simmons, who's gonna be on the franchise tag for Denver in his fifth year in the league.
Other safeties, like Harrison Smith or Jamal Adams or make a Fitzpatrick might get Maura attention, But Simmons is one of the best and belongs in their class.
He's one of the best defensive backs in the league, and in 2019 when he was targeted by opposing quarterbacks, he gave up a passer rating against of just 43.6.
He isn't a spectacular Orosz, flashiest some of his counterparts, but he is every bit as effective despite not having a Pro Bowl or an All Pro.
Not yet in his first four seasons.
The next unheralded player you need to know more about is Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David.
Since he came into the league in 2012 he just has one Pro Bowl, not in 2015 but among off ball linebackers in that time frame on Lee, three have created out better at pro football focus.
You might know their names Looky Klay, Bobby Wagner and Patrick Willis, all three of whom are likely ticketed for the Hall of Fame.
That puts David in some rarefied air and proves the point that he's not just unheralded.
He is absolutely one of the best linebackers on or off ball in the entire NFL.
The last unheralded player that you need to know more about in 2020 is one that you might see a lot more of in 2020 because he's an offensive player because he put up numbers last year.
That's Raiders tight end Darren Waller.
He battled substance abuse issues and bounced around the league for a couple of years.
But he's found a home with the Raiders in Vegas.
Last year, he had 90 catches for 1145 yards and was an athletic mismatch down the field.
The Raiders are going to have to deal with teams trying to plan to stop Wall, or more often, But they do have some weapons that should keep some of the heat off of him, which will allow him toe likely follow up his strong 2019 with an equally impressive 2020.
So there you have it.
Three unheralded players that you should know more about.
Pay more attention to in 2020 for yard Barker.
I'm Chris Moller.