With the season coming to a close, and most people focusing on the draft, there's still one thing to do - hand out the year-end awards.
MVP- Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots. No shock here, quarterbacked his team to a 14-2 record to lead the NFL. Despite the playoff flop, the Patriots were easily the best team in the NFL this year, and it was largely thanks to Brady's efforts. 36 touchdown passes with only 4 INTs, 3900 yards and a league-leading 111.0 QB rating make this an easy choice.
Offensive POY- Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots. See above.
Runner-Up: Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles.
Defensive POY- Clay Matthews, LB, Green Bay Packers. Led the Packers to the 3rd ranked defense in the league, pushing them to a playoff spot and the Super Bowl. His 13.5 sacks were 4th in the league, and he also had 2 forced fumbles, and he returned his only interception of the season for a touchdown.
Runner-Up: Jerod Mayo, LB, New England Patriots.
Offensive ROY- Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams. Another easy decision. Brought a 1-15 team to 7-9 and almost a playoff berth. No other offensive rookie did anything near what Bradford did for the Rams.
Runner-Up: LeGarrette Blount, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Runner-Up: Devin McCourty, CB, New England Patriots.
Comeback Player of the Year- Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles. Thanks to coldpizza for letting me know he would be eligible. This is almost an easier pick than MVP.
Coach of the Year- Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons were the 2nd best team in the league, and they surprised a lot of people. Beating out the defending Super Bowl Champions to win the conference was a tough task, but they accomplished it behind a shaky defense.
Runners-Up: Raheem Morris, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Bill Belichek, New England Patriots.
Super Bowl MVP: Clay Matthews, LB, Green Bay Packers. The Packers defense will be key in winning this game, especially Matthews. If the Packers are to win, Matthews and that defense has to prove they can shut down Big Ben and the Steelers offense.
Runner-Up: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers.
There it is. You can take those predictions to the bank. Unless they're wrong. If they are, then I'm not responsible for any losses on your part.
DPOY has been won by Troy Polamalu, SS, Pittsburgh Steelers. Clay Matthews, LB, Green Bay Packers is the runner-up.
OPOY has been won by Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots. Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles is the runner-up.
Coach of the Year has been won by Bill Belichek, New England Patriots. Raheem Morris, Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the runner-up.
OROY has been won by Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams. Mike Williams, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the runner-up.
DROY has been won by Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions. Devin McCourty, CB, New England Patriots is the runner-up.
Comeback POY has been won by Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles. Mike Williams, WR, Seattle Seahawks is the runner-up.
MVP has been won by Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots. It was a unanimous decision.
Super Bowl MVP has been won by Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers.
I'll give myself 1/2 point if the player/coach is in the top 2(3 for coaches). I'll give myself a full point if I guessed they're standing correctly. Therefore, each player award is worth 2 points, and the coach of the year being worth 3 points. Since MVP was unanimous, it is only worth 1 point.
Comments: Damn. Polamalu screwed me over a lot. Belichek winning was a surprise. Haley over Smith a surprise too. OPOY was an easy one. The rookie awards helped my score quite a bit. Absolutely shocked that Brandon Lloyd didn't get a single vote.