Most under-appreciated player this season?

Who is the most under-appreciated player on the team this season?

  • DJ Humphries

    Votes: 6 8.8%
  • Christian Kirk

    Votes: 7 10.3%
  • Jalen Thompson

    Votes: 34 50.0%
  • Sean Harlow

    Votes: 11 16.2%
  • Markus Golden

    Votes: 9 13.2%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 1.5%

  • Total voters


Hall of Famer
Sep 20, 2018
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Just curious who you guys think deserves more love than they’ve received so far. I added a few top candidates in my mind.

To start, I think DJ has quietly done his job at one of the most important positions in football for two consecutive years now. He’s been extremely durable and is a team captain.

But what about Jalen Thompson? He’s essentially a clone of Budda…Physical and a sure tackler. He’d get way more love if Budda wasn’t on this team.

IMO Christian Kirk was been rock steady for this team. (And of course it’s in a contract year lol)

For as much as Sean Harlow has played this last month and yet you never hear his name called…Well that’s impressive. Has he potentially surpassed both Josh Jones and Max Garcia on the depth chart?

What else can you say about Markus Golden. Leads the team in sacks and is doing it for pennies. (Still disappointed this defense doesn’t have Golden, CJ & Hasson Reddick harassing the QB, but alas, that’s a topic for another thread)

Crimson Warrior

Dangerous Murray Zealot
Oct 27, 2002
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@Ouchie-Z-Clown is right (wait.. did I just really type that? :) j/k Ouchie). On this board, we're about three steps ahead of national media when it comes to the state of the team, and nobody outside us and maybe the local ARZ media understands that Jalen is arguably our fourth best defensive starter on D behind B. Murphy, M. Golden and B. Baker (assuming Watt is out, and with all due respect to C. Jones).

They don't understand this season Thompson has made about a dozen game-saving tackles, has really stepped up his pass defense, and that we wouldn't be 9-2 without him.

And, Harlow has been a revelation coming off the bench for Pugh at LG but I think maybe I've only seen Krang mention Harlow once or twice. He's been more than solid. Someone did point out how he handled Bosa on one of Conner's touchdown runs against SF, but that's only one example of his above-average play. He's flying under the radar on ASFN.
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Dr. Jones

Has No Time For Love
Nov 2, 2004
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Kirk has made some big catches. Jalen some big tackles. Hard to choose.


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Jul 21, 2002
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All good choices but I went with Harlow. Even without k1 and Hop and Chase etc this offense has kept producing and a large amount of credit goes to the Oline and as Stout posted Harlow filled in admirably.