Brock Osweiler had to wait a long time for his first NFL start — but his second one that came on Sunday dethroned the NFL’s most-successful team in an overtime classic.
After a 30-24 win over the previously undefeated New England Patriots, this Denver Broncos QB has to be one on the minds of a few collectors — not just on the mind of NFL legend Peyton Manning. Osweiler threw for 270 yards and a touchdown in the game — one where Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (2013 RCs) could easily be right here, too — and he’ll be the talk of football until either his next loss or the potential return of Manning, who is out with an injury.
Osweiler’s RCs can be found throughout 2012 NFL brands and his autographs are plentiful along with his memorabilia cards. If he’s truly the future in Denver, there are bargains to be had. Have we seen a scenario like this recently with the Broncos? Perhaps.
Keep reading for four more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.
— Cam Newton Newton’s team is the only undefeated squad left in the NFL and, like last week, that will continue to potentially mean big things for his 2011 Rookie Cards and other key releases. Right now, he’s a legit league MVP candidate, and the showcase game last Thursday certainly won’t hurt. Now that the Patriots are toppled, the undefeated focus is purely place right here on this guy.
— Doug Baldwin This Seahawks WR caught just six passes, but made them count with 145 yards and three touchdowns. Obviously stats like that could easily place QB Russell Wilson here, but he’s probably a bit more popular on cards. His 2011 Rookie Cards don’t seem all that plentiful and his 2011 Panini Contenders auto is a quite-affordable one.
— Calvin Johnson The veteran Lions WR known as Megatron had a megaday on Thanksgiving with eight catches for 93 yards and three touchdowns. He’s not as dominating on cards (or perhaps on the field) as he once was, but he’ll continue to march deeper into the NFL record books where he’s 20th all-time in receiving TDs and 30th on the all-time receiving yards lists. He’ll likely be in the top 15 for TDs by season’s end and once people realize how far up there he is, they may revisit his 2007 Rookie Cards.
— Markus Wheaton His Rookie Cards are only a couple years old (2013) so that new-car smell may not have worn off completely, but a 201-yard receiving day will get people looking again. He’s got just two touchdown catches this season — and now has just 474 yards — but his cards could be quick flips or good pick-ups right now for later. The Steelers’ offense just keeps hucking and chucking the football so new stars are likely to emerge. Is Wheaton one? Who knows, but his cards are cheap.
— Need even more Buzz? Jarvis Landry, Jeremy Maclin, Sammy Watkins, Odell Beckham Jr., A.J. Green, Ben Roethlisberger, Ryan Tannehill, Matthew Stafford, Amari Cooper, Derek Carr, Adrian Peterson.
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