Top Ten Best Strong Safeties Going Into the 2020 NFL Season
The Top Ten
Adams, having been recently traded to the Seahawks, will come to a team that’s actually good. A more motivated Adams means trouble for the rest of the league. The NFC West just got even better.
James missed some of last season due to injury, but he was a first team all-pro his rookie season, and if that indicates anything, it’s that James has a bright future. James was a great draft pick by the Chargers.
Mathieu was a key contributor in the Chiefs Super Bowl run in 2019, and was named a first team all-pro for his play. Well worth the money the Chiefs have given him.
Smith has long been among the NFL’s best strong safeties, and has been elite for quite a while with the Vikings. No matter how good or bad his team is, Smith remains a constant in how good he is.
Jenkins is one of the oldest players on the list. After spending a while in Philadelphia, he’s back where his career began in New Orleans. Perhaps he can help them win a second Super Bowl, and get his third ring.
Hyde has made a great duo with Jordan Poyer. While not on the level of his 2017 season, Hyde remains consistently a great strong safety.
Collins didn’t have an amazing first season with Washington, but he led the team in tackles, and was a solid player though.
Neal hasn’t been healthy since 2017, and when he is, he is elite. Injuries have been a big issue for him, and if he can stay healthy, the Falcons will be alright.
The Packers have got a great safety in Amos, who has actually been good, something they haven’t had in a safety for a long time.
Johnson showed up and produced for a regressing Rams team in 2019, and looks to be the future of that position there.
How is he not on this list when he is a top 5 safety in the NFL.
Thomas is a free safety.