Week 1 of the NFL season is now officially in the books after last night’s Monday Night Football doubleheader, and it is safe to say that some rookies look like seasoned vets.
The brain trust at EA Sports wasted no time naming their Madden 20 TOTW, and right at the forefront are Detroit Lions tight end TJ Hockenson and Baltimore’s Marquise Brown.
TJ Hockenson shines, sets record
TJ Hockenson was a top 10 draft pick who seems to be the real deal. Now, it is only one game, however, Hockenson looked just as good against the Arizona Cardinals as he did against any Big Ten team in 2017 and 2018!
— SportsGamersWorld (@SportsTixSoup) September 10, 2019
Not only can this kid catch passes in a tight window, but he can also block with the best of them. On Sunday afternoon, Hockenson finished his first NFL game with six receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown. His total receiving yards in Week 1 were the most by any rookie tight end in his debut in NFL history.
Hockenson averaged over 20 yards per catch in Week 1 and is showing early on that he can be a go-to guy for quarterback Matt Stafford. Hockenson looks like he can be a vital weapon for the Lions as a big-play and red-zone threat.
Marquise Brown has a day to remember
Like TJ Hockenson, Marquise Brown was in super beast mode Sunday. The former Oklahoma Sooners star caught four passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 – including an 83-yard sprint to the goal line on a perfect pass from quarterback Lamar Jackson.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 8, 2019
Jackson also had an incredible day himself. The former Louisville Cardinals star tossed for nearly 400 yards and five touchdowns, easily making him the offensive Week 1 Madden 20 TOTW Hero.
Below is a complete list of Week 1 Madden 20 TOTW.
- Lamar Jackson (Hero)
- Dak Prescott
- Austin Ekeler
- Marlon Mack
- T.J. Hockenson
- Marquise Brown
- John Ross
- J. Mosley (Hero)
- Logan Ryan
- Cory Littleton
- James Bradberry
- Anthony Harris
- Devon Kennard
- Vernon Hargreave
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