Edwards will take the rest of the leftover carries and he’ll make good use of them. The one thing that we know about Edwards is that he’s good for 700 yards and a lot of good tough running. His numbers from a year ago shouldn’t look much different, just add a bit to the rushing attempts and the yards earned. Edwards will have 155 carries for 800 yards next season. That sounds about right.
Mark Andrews gets a ton of attention from the defense and his numbers have been fairly even in the past two seasons. In 2020 he had 58 receptions for 701 yards. Andrews will be helped by a more inventful passing game more than anybody.
Also, Devin Duvernay picking things up as a slot receiver will draw some of the middle of the field attention away from Andrews. Give Andrews six more catches and about yards more. He’s always going to draw extra attention and he’s always going to be option one or two in this offense. It balances out to a very similar year.
I have talked about how Boyle should be targeted more in the passing game, so you know where I’m going with this. I’m going to be aggressive and say that Boyle has 38 receptions this season. It’s not a lot in the grand scheme of things. That being said, when the best blocking tight end in football chips into the passing game, his value is through the moon for this team.
Brown’s numbers probably can’t go up much more than where they have been at. The entire point of adding a solid number two (the only option left in free agency) is to increase Brown’s productivity. I see Brown taking strides in this upcoming season though, with boosted confidence being the biggest factor.
We’re going to see fewer drops. I also think we’re going to see him catch more passes down the field and that his average yardage per catch will go up. Last year Brown had 58 receptions for 769 yards and eight touchdowns. Give him 70 receptions for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns. It’s not the monster season that we’re hoping for, but it would be a great one considering how much defenses will put into stopping Brown.