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7 Unexpected Incidents That Have Already Turned the NFL Upside Down This Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 24: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts walks off the field following reports of his retirement from the NFL after the preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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We're only done with two weeks of the 2019 NFL regular season, and the drama has reached an all-time high for the league. I mean, did football fans really expect half the stuff that has occurred to really go down?

Here are the seven most unexpected incidents that have truly rocked the football world.

7. Dolphins Orchestrating the Biggest Tank Job in History

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 15: Minkah Fitzpatrick #29 of the Miami Dolphins looks on in the third quarter against the \a at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins | Mark Brown/Getty Images

Not only have the Dolphins gotten off to an 0-2 start, but they've been outscored 102-10 in their defeats. What, 102-10? That almost seems made up. To make matters worse, multiple players have reportedly asked to be traded. Former first-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick has already been dealt to Pittsburgh and more moves could be on the way. Miami already looks like they'll be in line to draft Tua Tagovailoa next season and we're still in September. Yup, it's looking to be a horrific campaign in Miami.

6. Lamar Jackson Has Been Truly Dominant

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens stands in the huddle against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at M&T Bank Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Arizona Cardinals v Baltimore Ravens | Patrick Smith/Getty Images

He's not looking too bad for a guy who should have switched to wide receiver, right? Holy smokes, Lamar Jackson has been brilliant for the 2-0 Baltimore Ravens thus far in 2019. The strides he's made are the ones folks figured Baker Mayfield would've been making. On the year, Jackson has thrown for 596 yards and seven touchdowns, while adding another 126 yards on the ground. With LJ looking so sharp, Baltimore looks like the best team in the AFC North and it's not even close.

5. Antonio Brown's Daily Drama

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 15: Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots runs for the ball against Jomal Wiltz #33 of the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter in the game at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
New England Patriots v Miami Dolphins | Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Imagine being in a coma for the last three months and then finally waking up on Tuesday to see Antonio Brown is now a member of the New England Patriots. Not only that, you'd also see Brown is wearing No. 17 instead of No. 84 and is facing multiple sexual assault allegations. What started off as a fresh new start with the Raiders for Brown has turned into a daily soap opera that's spilled over into New England.

4. Jalen Ramsey Requesting a Trade

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 08: Jalen Ramsey #20 of the Jacksonville Jaguars lines up during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at TIAA Bank Field on September 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs v Jacksonville Jaguars | Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Jalen Ramsey is one of the best young defensive backs in the league, and he's all about winning. Well, things have gotten so bad in Jacksonville that he reportedly wants out of town. After signing Nick Foles to a massive deal in the offseason, many expected the Jags to be a contender in the AFC. Well, Foles broke his collarbone and the team is now 0-2 after a loss to Houston. Teams have reportedly reached out to the Jags with trade offers, some which include a first-round pick. Will he end up getting shipped out of town? It's looking that way.

3. Drew Brees to Miss Significant Time

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints enters the field prior to a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints v Los Angeles Rams | Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The injury bug has hit the New Orleans Saints early on this season, with Drew Brees suffering a thumb injury against the Rams in Week 2. Unfortunately for the team from NOLA, Brees will miss around six weeks. The team will have to rely on Teddy Bridgewater to run the offense. The dropo-ff between No. 9 and Teddy B sure is massive. This is not good for New Orleans whatsoever and they need Brees back ASAP or else the entire complexion of the NFC is going to change.

2. Ben Roethlisberger Out for the Season

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to pass during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Heinz Field on September 15, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Seattle Seahawks v Pittsburgh Steelers | Joe Sargent/Getty Images

If you think Brees' injury is bad, don't talk to Steelers fans. Big Ben Roethlisberger is not only out for the season, but his future with the team could be in jeopardy after he suffered a season-ending elbow injury against the Seattle Seahawks. Roethlisberger has been the face of the organization for years. Now, the team must see what they have in young QB Mason Rudolph.

1. Andrew Luck Retiring

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 24: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts walks off the field following reports of his retirement from the NFL after the preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears v Indianapolis Colts | Michael Hickey/Getty Images

It goes without saying, but this has been the most shocking incident of 2019. In the prime of his career, Luck retired during the preseason after throwing for 36 touchdowns last season. After battling so many injuries, the Pro Bowl signal caller decided enough was enough and he was ready for life after football. His retirement came out of the blue, with fans still stunned by his decision.