The following is a transcript summary of the ‘Time to Ball’ podcast recorded on January 21, 2022 , where hosts Big John and Jesse J with special guest Lil G divulge our opinions on who we thought succeeded and failed in the NFL for the 2021 season.
Welcome back to the time the ball podcast we’ve been absent for a while but we appreciate you joining us this evening. We haven’t done a show since we predicted division winners and top players heading into the season at the beginning of the year, much has happened since that show.
This is your host Big John and we are joined once again with author Jessie J and our special guest Lil G who gives a young man’s perspective on how he sees the game.
Today we’re going to be talking about the threes, the top three surprising teams of the season, the top three disappointing teams of the season, the most improved top three players of the season, the most disappointing top three players of the season, the top three quarterbacks of the year, then who are our top three teams we believe will make it to Superbowl 56, and which team will actually win the Superbowl.
I lied, that’s not it, for the first time we’re going to give you our end of the season starting offense, similar to what one might consider to be an All-Madden offense.
The NFL Top 3 Lists
Most Surprising Teams
Big John – San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia eagles, Las Vegas Raiders.
Jesse J – Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Las Vegas Raiders.
Lil G – Las Vegas Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals.
Most Disappointing Teams
Big John – The Washington Football Team as a whole, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals.
Jesse J – Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings.
Lil G – Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Chargers.
Most Improved Players
Big John – Derek Carr, Carson Wentz, Taylor Heinecke.
Jesse J – Joe Burrow, Jonathan Taylor, Orlando Brown Jr.
Lil G – Joe Burrow, Cooper Kupp, Justin Herbert.
Most Disappointing Players
Big John – Russell Wilson, Saquon Barkley, Washington Football Team defense as a whole, how do you have Chase Young, Montez Sweat, Kendall Fuller and it’s still turns out to be a disaster.
Jesse J – Christian McCaffrey, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield.
Lil G – Russell Wilson, DeAndre Hopkins, Ben Roethlisberger
Big John – Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Josh Allen.
Jesse J – Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady.
Lil G – Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady.
Honorable Mentions: Matthew Stafford and Kyler Murray.
Top 3 Teams To Make It To The Superbowl
Big John – Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams.
Jesse J – Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Lil G – Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Billa, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
End of the Year Starting Offense Selections
Big John – (QB) Patrick mahomes, (TE) Travis Kelce, (WR)Tyreek Hill, (WR) Jamar Chase, (WR) Justin Jefferson, (RB) Jonathan Taylor and (OL) Dallas Cowboys.
Jesse J – (QB) Patrick Mahomes, (TE) Travis Kelce, (TE) George Kittle, (WR) Tyreek Hill, (WR) Justin Jefferson, (RB) Jonathan Taylor, and (OL) Trent Williams, Joe Tunney, Zack Martin, Creed Humphrey, and Jack Conklin.
Lil G – (QB) Lamar Jackson, (TE) (WR) Tyreek Hill, (WR) DeVonte Adams, (WR) Mike Williams, (RB) Derek Henry, and (OL) Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Best Head Coach
Big John – Andy Reid
Jesse J – Andy Reid
Lil G – Bill Belichick
Most Overrated Coach
Big John – Bruce Arians
Jesse J – Brandon Staley
Lil G – Mike McCarthy