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Josh Allen is going to be the MVP! No, wait, Justin Herbert is! No, wait … I meant Patrick Mahomes. No, wait, it has to be … Carson Wentz???

Kyler Murray really does need to study more!

Aaron Rodgers really doesn’t have anyone to throw to!

The Patriots really are going to be a disaster on offense!

Saquon Barkley is back!

The Bengals were a fluke!

Jalen Hurts is going to be the Eagles’ starting quarterback for a long time!


Yes! We are back for another season of overreaction Monday, and as usual, Week 1 is the absolute best time of the year for overreactions. Seven months of waiting builds to one glorious weekend of games that feel like the biggest events on the sports calendar (until next weekend), and everybody wants to rush to judgment in one direction or the other. Week 1 is the lifeblood of the overreactions column, and we absolutely love it.

So let’s get to it, then! I give you a definitive statement someone, somewhere might be making about what happened this week in the NFL. I make the case. Then I tell you whether it’s an overreaction. A tradition unlike any other. Week 1 overreactions, here we go:

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