MVP- Andrew Luck: QB Indianapolis Colts: 5003 Passing Yards and 44 Touchdowns
How confident am I in my choice of Andrew Luck as the NFL MVP? Well, if I had to choose between the field and Andrew Luck, I would choose Luck.
On offense the Colts are loaded at receiver and running back. Luck has never played with this many skilled weapons. He has a hungry Andre Johnson, a young stud in T.Y Hilton, a deep threat in Donte Moncrief, and an extremely talented rookie in Philip Dorsett.
Luck is going to have one of the best seasons for a quarterback in NFL history
Offensive Player Of The Year: Adrian Peterson: RB Minnesota Vikings: 1753 Rushing Yards and 14 Rushing Touchdowns
Peterson will pick up right where he left off, after missing the final 15 regular season games last year after he was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list.
I think we forget just how dominant Adrian Peterson has been at the running back position. He is arguably the most talented running back in NFL history. He is an athletic freak. He’s done things we have never seen before. Now, I know, he just turned 30, but with fresh legs, and a history of playing better while faced with adversity, there isn’t a doubt in my mind that Adrian Peterson is in store for a monster season.
Defensive Player Of The Year: J.J Watt: DE Houston Texans: 18 Sacks, 83 Tackles, 4 Forced Fumbles
J.J Watt is arguably the best defensive player in NFL history, and he’ll prove that once again this season. The reigning defensive player of the year is going to have another stellar season. Statistically, Watt is one of the best defenders in the league, but even if we look at what cannot be measured by statistics, we will see that Watt is still one of the best overall players in the NFL.
Coach Of The Year: Chuck Pagano: Indianapolis Colts: 14-2
Pagano’s Colts are going to finish with the best regular season record. The offense is going to put up astronomical numbers. He’s going to cruise to the Coach Of The Year Award.
Offensive Rookie Of The Year: Nelson Agholor: WR Philadelphia Eagles: 72 Receptions, 1107 Receiving Yards, 8 Receiving Touchdowns
This is a bold prediction, but I truly believe Agholor is special. In addition to how much I think of Agholor, playing in the Eagles offensive system will only help him.
Since Chip Kelly took over the Eagles, they have led the NFL in average plays per game; meaning Agholor is going to have a lot of offensive plays to work with. The Eagles offense is suited to speedy receivers; something Agholor is.
Defensive Rookie Of The Year: Leonard Williams: DE New York Jets: 9.5 Sacks, 62 Tackles, 3 Forced Fumbles
Prior to the draft, I had Leonard Williams ranked as the second best player, only behind Dante Fowler. Well, with Fowler out for the year, Williams will cruise to the defensive rookie of the year award. With the loss of Sheldon Richardson (Suspension), the Jets will need Williams to step up in a big way, and I think he will. He’s going to see a lot of one on one matchups from opposing offensive lines, something that will result in a lot of sacks and tackles for loss.
Comeback Player Of The Year: Sam Bradford: QB Philadelphia Eagles: 16 Games Played, 4562 Passing Yards, 37 Touchdowns
Yes, you read that correctly. I have Sam Bradford playing in all 16 games this season. To start, he’s looked tremendous this pre-season. He looks like a completely different guy than he did while he was with the Rams. Second, playing in the Chip Kelly offense is going to do wonders for Bradford. They run an abundance of plays, giving Bradford more opportunities to make plays. Third, when healthy, Bradford has shown us that he can be an elite NFL quarterback.
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