MVP: Aaron Rodgers
Stats: 276/416 comp/att, 66.3% cmp, 3,652(+327) yards, 32(+3) TDs, 3 INTs, 119(+.4) passer rating.
All I want to do is move JJ Watt into this spot, he is having an absolutely monster year. But in order for that to work, Aaron Rodgers has to do something wrong. He just simply hasn’t done anything wrong. It’s been 5 weeks since he’s thrown an interception, his team is on an absolute tear, scoring 40.2 points per game in that span. It’s undeniable that this is the best QB in the game this year, and he’s elevate his game to a whole new level in recent weeks.
Next man up: JJ Watt
Watt piled on 3 more sacks and a pass defended this week against the lowly Jaguars offense, giving him 5 sacks in the last 2 weeks. This may be the most dominant defense performance by a defensive player in 20 years, but with the way that Rodgers is playing, the same could be said about him on the offensive side of the ball, and in this category, offense is king.
Offensive Player of the Year: Rodgers
Rodgers numbers speak for themselves, combine that with the fact that they are likely the consensus best team in the NFL as of right now, this award is not up for discussion.
Next men up: None, it’s his, he can have it.
Defensive Player of the Year: Watt
Stats: 14.5(+3) sacks, 1 INT, 9(+1) PDs, 3 FFs, 5(+1) FRs, 10(+1) TFLs, 2 DEF TDs
This award is signed sealed and delivered, no defensive player has had close to the same impact as Watt, his season could likely end today and the award would still be his by a large margin.
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Mike Evans
Stats: 57(+4) receptions, 935(+45) yards, 10 TDs
This award is now whittled down to the 1st round WRs, all of which are living up to their lofty draft statuses. Mike Evans maintains his lead because of his high touchdown total and big plays, but Odell Beckham is hot on his heels with massive performances coming week after week, the only thing holding him back right now is the fact he didn’t get integrated into the Giants offense for most of the first 2 months of the season.
Next men up: Odell Beckham Jr., Kelvin Benjamin, Sammy Watkins
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Chris Borland
Stats: 101(+14) tackles, 1.0 sack, 7 PDs, 2 INTs, 1 FF, 11(+1) TFLs
This award is highly contested with all three of these rookies having huge games for their respective teams week after week. Borland posted a double digit tackle total for the 5th time in the last 6 week and continued to be the shining star of the 49ers defense missing some huge parts. CJ Mosley came up with a big sack against the Dolphins in the 4th quarter while Aaron Donald had his 4th straight game with a sack as the Rams defense posted its second straight shutout.
Next men up: CJ Mosley, Aaron Donald
Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians
A lot of names got dropped from this list this week and a couple new additions as Fisher and O’Brien have their teams playing at a level above their abilities. However, the Cardinals just keep on winning and leading a tough NFCW division. At this point, the award is probably Arians’ to keep.
Next men up: Andy Reid, Bill Belichick, Jeff Fisher, Bill O’Brien