How former Terps fared in the first week of the 2020 NFL season
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs after scoring his first touchdown in the first quarter of the Terps' 31-21 loss at West Virginia on Sept. 22, 2012.
The 2020 NFL Season kicked off last weekend, with 12 Terps on active rosters across the league. After outstanding 2019 seasons for a handful of former Terps, expectations for 2020 are just as high.
Stefon Diggs– Stefon Diggs, who was traded from Minnesota to the Buffalo Bills during the off-season, wasted no time getting into the flow of the Bills’ offense. Diggs caught eight passes for 86 yards and moved the chains for Buffalo all game, as they defeated the New York Jets 27-17.
JC Jackson– JC Jackson got off to a hot start to begin the season, recording two tackles, two passes defended and hauling in the game-sealing interception in the New England Patriots’ 21-11 win over the Miami Dolphins. Jackson, who had a career-high five interceptions in 2019, continues to be a key piece in the Patriots’ secondary.
DJ Moore– After a 1,000-yard campaign in 2019, DJ Moore came into 2020 with high expectations and a new starting quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater. In his first game with Bridgewater, Moore led the team in targets with nine, but only caught four of those targets for 54 yards as the Carolina Panthers fell to the Las Vegas Raiders 34-30.
Darnell Savage Jr.– Darnell Savage Jr. had a solid start to his sophomore campaign, as he recorded five total tackles in the Green Bay Packers’ 43-34 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Yannick Ngakoue– After finally being traded away from the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Minnesota Vikings less than two weeks before Week 1, Ngakoue was unable to record any statistics in the Vikings loss to the Packers. Despite being held off the stat sheet in Week 1, Ngakoue is expected to pair with Danielle Hunter as one of the league’s best pass-rushing duos.
Ty Johnson– Johnson, who began his second season with the Detroit Lions, didn’t play any offensive snaps in the Lions’ 27-23 loss to the Chicago Bears. With a full stable of running backs that includes Kerryon Johnson, Adrian Peterson and D’Andre Swift, special teams may be where Johnson can make an impact this season.
Anthony McFarland Jr.– Anthony McFarland Jr. was inactive for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday night. He has the chance to make his NFL debut when the Steelers take on the Denver Broncos in Week 2.
Quinton Jefferson– Quinton Jefferson recorded one total tackle in the Bills’ win.
Byron Cowart– Byron Cowart recorded two total tackles in the Patriots’ win.
Josh Woods– Josh Woods recorded one tackle in the Bears win over the Lions.
Jermaine Carter Jr.– Jermaine Carter Jr. did not record any statistics in the Panthers’ loss to the Raiders.
Sean Davis– Sean Davis did not record any statistics in the Steelers’ win.