10 NFL players who are regression candidates in 2020

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans, #22 (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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A franchise QB and a rushing champion could take steps back in 2020.

Climbing the mountain is tough in the NFL but repeating the feat is even more difficult.

That rule applies to teams looking to get back to the Super Bowl and players aiming to sustain their individual success, with the challenge in maintaining an elite level illustrated by the fact no player has won consecutive MVP awards since Peyton Manning did so in 2009.

The 2020 season, assuming it does indeed go ahead, will be another in which plenty of players who excelled in 2019 suffer disappointment in their attempts to string together back-to-back successful campaigns.

Of course, regression is not just limited to those who impressed a season ago. Players who took a step back in 2019 may find that downward trend continuing in a unique campaign that promises to present several off-field challenges to go with those they will be met with on the field.

The shortened offseason will increase the possibility for letdowns with players having less time to get back to peak form and adapt to any new systems brought in by new coaching staffs.

As a critically important training camp season draws ever closer, we look at 10 NFL players who are clear candidates for regression in the 2020 campaign.