NFL Midseason Awards
With week 9 just around the corner, I decided to hand out my midseason awards. The award categories are the following: Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, MVP, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Rookie of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Best Team and Worst Team. So here are the Awards.
Offensive Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers has been spectacular all season long and he is on pace to have a record setting season. Last season’s Super Bowl MVP has already thrown 20 touchdowns with just 3 interceptions through seven games. Rodgers has led the Packers to a 7-0 start to this season as they look to make it back-to-back Super Bowl victories in Green Bay.
Defensive Player of the Year: Darrelle Revis, cornerback for the New York Jets
“Revis island” is back. The Jets cornerback has been as dominant as ever this season as he looks certain to be named to a fourth consecutive Pro Bowl. Revis has four interceptions through seven games and opposing Quarterbacks have already started to avoid throwing the ball towards his side of the field due to his dominant play.
MVP: Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers is my midseason MVP. Rodgers had been almost unstoppable this season and his decision-making from the pocket is by far the best in the league. Look for Rodgers to break Dan Marino’s record of Passing Yards in a season en route to another Super Bowl appearance.
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Cam Newton, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton has been a sensation in Carolina. The number one overall pick from this year’s NFL Draft has provided the Panthers with a much needed spark on Offense and he has shown his effectiveness as both a passer and a runner. Newton has all the tools needed to be a Franchise Quarterback and expect to see him to dominate NFL Defenses for years to come.
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Von Miller, linebacker for the Denver Broncos
The number two overall pick from this year’s NFL Draft already has six sacks this season and has made a successful transition to Outside Linebacker in the NFL. Like Newton, Miller has had immediate success in the NFL on a disappointing team. Miller will look to improve his game even further as the Broncos struggles continue.
Rookie of the Year: Cam Newton
Cam Newton get’s my vote for mideseason Rookie of the year. Newton has adjusted almost seemingly to being a starting Quarterback in the NFL and has already shown flashes of greatness. Newton is on pace to break Peyton Manning’s Rookie record of Passing Yards in a season and seems to have justified his number one overall selection in the Draft.
Coach of the Year: Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers
Mike McCarthy is my midseason Coach of the Year. McCarthy is hoping to be the first Head Coach to lead his team to back-to-back Super Bowl victories since Bill Belichick did so with the New England Patriots in 2003 and 2004. Look for McCarthy and his Packers to be the number 1 seed in the NFC at the end of the regular season.
Comeback Player of the Year: Matthew Stafford, quarterback for the Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford seems to have finally overcome his injury problems. Just as Lions fans where becoming frustrated with the injury-prone Stafford, he looks set to complete his first full season as a starter in Detroit. Stafford has bounced back from playing in just three games last season and is hoping to lead his Lions to the Playoffs for the first time since 1999.
Best Team: Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are worthy winners of this award. The defending Super Bowl Champions are the only undefeated team remaining in the league and they look to be strong candidates to return to the Super Bowl again this season. Their average of 33 points a game is the best in the league and they also have my midseason MVP in Aaron Rodgers.
Worst Team: Indianapolis Colts
The 0-8 Colts are also worthy winners of this award. Without star Quarterback Peyton Manning, the Colts have been exposed as the worst team in the league and with a tough schedule remaining, I can’t see them winning more than two games. The only silver lining left for the Colts is they get to host the Super Bowl.
So those are the Awards, hope you’ve enjoyed the blog.