1. Payton Thorne got his mojo back
Through the first two games, I’ll admit that I was a little worried about Payton Thorne. He wasn’t connecting with his receivers the way I had expected and was overthrowing everyone not named Jayden Reed or Tre Mosley.
I wasn’t ready to admit that I was worried about his accuracy and poor mechanics but my hand was hovering over the panic button. OK, maybe I wasn’t that worried yet, but I was concerned that he wasn’t on the same page with his receivers.
All of those worries subsided in Week 3 with his performance against Washington.
Not only did Thorne look more comfortable, but he looked confident and was on the same page with Keon Coleman and he didn’t even have Reed to help him out. He was one of the lone bright spots in the loss and his return to form is a good sign moving forward.
Thorne got his mojo back and he’s going to build on that against a solid Minnesota secondary.