Super Bowl LV: 5 players who could be unsung heroes on Sunday

Buccaneers WR Tyler Johnson (Photo by Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)
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Byron Pringle, Kansas City Chiefs, Super Bowl LV
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Byron Pringle (Photo by Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports) /

Byron Pringle

The Kansas City Chiefs are no strangers to having a loaded receiver corps, and 2020 has been no different. Tyreek Hill has been on another level, and Mecole Hardman has slowly seen an uptick in snaps and targets. Sammy Watkins has had another year filled with nagging injuries, giving way to others getting involved in the passing game.

He’s only had 25 targets this year, but Byron Pringle is someone who could make something happen in Super Bowl LV. Pringle has shown explosiveness on special teams, returning a kick 102 yards for a score against the Broncos earlier this year. Down the stretch, Pringle has seen his snap count increase. He played a lot in the finale since most of the starters sat, but playing 80 percent of the snaps in the AFC title game is telling.

With eight targets in the last two games, Pringle could be the under the radar player that makes a big impact in the Super Bowl for the Chiefs. His explosive ability works perfectly against a Bucs defense that struggles to stay with receivers vertically. Pringle could be an unsung hero for the Chiefs in the passing game and on special teams, and potentially give the Chiefs a second consecutive title.