For some NFL players, 2019 didn't go as planned. These 25 players are looking to rebound from disappointing performances as we look toward the 2020 season.
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Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns
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Beckham had a new start after getting traded to Cleveland last year, but he was inconsistent while fighting through a nagging injury. He managed to play all 16 regular-season games but had a career-low 65 yards receiving per game and caught only 56 percent of his targets. While Beckham did surpass 1,000 yards receiving, it was arguably the most disappointing season of his career.
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Le'Veon Bell, RB, Jets
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Bell finally got paid after holding out for all of 2018, but he struggled with his new team. He had just 1,250 yards from scrimmage, the second-lowest total of his career, averaging a terrible 3.2 yards per carry with the Jets.
Brady led the Patriots to a 12-4 regular-season record but had one of his worst seasons in the process. He had 4,057 yards passing, his worst full-season total since 2010, and he threw only 24 touchdowns. At age 43, he hopes to rebound in Tampa Bay.
Conner filled in well for Le'Veon Bell in 2018, but his production wasn't as good last year. He played only 10 games due to injury, averaging 4.0 yards per carry and accumulating only 715 yards from scrimmage for the season.
A core injury nagged Jackson for most of last season and eventually required surgery, allowing him to partake in only three regular-season games. The speedy wideout is hoping for better health in 2020.
The Eagles offense had problems moving the ball down the field without Jeffery, who played only 10 games in 2019 due to injury. His production was down when he did play, with only 11.4 yards per reception and 49 yards per game.
Gordon held out at the beginning of 2019 with the Chargers and struggled after returning. Over 12 games, he averaged only 3.8 yards per carry and finished with only 908 yards from scrimmage. He will get a new start with the rival Broncos.
Gurley slowed late in the 2019 season, which was apparently a warning sign of things to come. He finished last season with only 1,064 yards from scrimmage and 3.8 yards per carry. At age 26, Gurley hopes to rebound with Atlanta.
With a new defensive coordinator in Chicago, Mack was still productive last season but not at his usual level. He finished the season with 8.5 sacks, his first single-digit sack season since his rookie year in 2014.
Mayfield had a promising rookie season, but those strides were erased last year. Going 6-10 as a starter, Mayfield completed less than 60 percent of his passes and threw 21 interceptions. Cleveland cleaned house yet again in the offseason, bringing in a new coaching staff and front office to hopefully get Mayfield on track in his third season.
Returning from offseason knee surgery, Michel didn't show the flash he did in his rookie season. The former Georgia star averaged only 3.7 yards per carry behind a Patriots offensive line that also had issues.
Transitioning to Vic Fangio's defense, Miller had one of the least productive seasons of his career in 2019. The former Defensive Player of the Year still made the Pro Bowl but had only eight sacks in 15 games.
Nursing nagging injuries, Sanu had a down year in 2019 between the Falcons and Patriots with only 520 yards receiving in 15 games. The Patriots have turned the page at quarterback, but Sanu should remain a big part of their offense.
Smith-Schuster hoped to step up as Pittsburgh's No. 1 wideout with Antonio Brown out of the way. Instead, he floundered with Ben Roethlisberger getting hurt early in the year, accumulating only 42 catches for 552 yards in 12 games. With Big Ben back, Smith-Schuster has a good shot to rebound.
Thielen nursed a hamstring injury for much of last season, playing only 10 games with just 30 receptions for the year. He will have more pressure as the team's No. 1 wideout after the Vikings traded Stefon Diggs.
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Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Cowboys
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Vander Esch made the Pro Bowl in his rookie season, but he played only nine games in his sophomore year due to a neck injury. The Cowboys defense suffered when he was out, so they need him to remain healthy this year.
Watt's recent history of injuries continued last year, playing only eight games during the regular season with a torn pectoral muscle. He made a quick return for the playoffs and hopes to stay on the field more in 2020.
Seth Trachtman is a fantasy sports expert and diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan still hoping for a Super Bowl win during his lifetime. He doesn't often Tweet, but when he does, you can find him on Twitter @sethroto.