Don’t get me wrong, my MVP would be Aaron Rodgers, but I sense that Matty Ice is going to end up winning the NFL’s MVP award. Matt Ryan has gotten the most attention of any candidate this season, and he has led the Falcons to Super Bowl LI. Matt Ryan isn’t as flashy of a MVP candidate as say Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady, but he is deserving. Ryan averaged a ridiculous 9.3 yards per pass and completed 69.9% of his passes. His passer rating of 117.1 is awesome! Without Matt Ryan, I don’t see Atlanta getting to this point.
Coach of the Year
Dan Quinn took a lot of heat last season when his Atlanta Falcons started 5-0, but then the Falcons fizzled and missed the playoffs all together! This season has been a different story, as Atlanta started off red hot and stayed that way throughout the playoffs. Now, they have a chance to know off the New England Patriots are win their first Super Bowl in franchise history! I guarantee the Falcons don’t get to this point without Dan Quinn coaching.
Aaron Rodgers struggled through the first half of the season, and he is unlikely to win MVP honors, but Offensive Player of the Year seems fair. Rodgers treated us with plenty of touchdown passes, Hail Mary throws, and late-game heroics. On top of Rodgers 40 touchdown passes, he also ran for 4 touchdowns. After he said after the Packers 4-6 start that they would ‘run the table’ Rodgers went on an absolute tear! He was invincible.
Von Miller is one of the great pass rushers and team-players in the NFL. Miller is disruptive in the run game, and makes quarterbacks nervous by sacking them and pressuring them in the pocket. Miller is the anchor of the Broncos awesome defense. Miller barely edged out Vic Beasley and Khalil Mack when I decided on the worthy player for this prestigious award.
Ezekiel Elliott had a fantastic rookie season for America’s Team where he ran for over 1600 yards and 15 touchdowns. Elliott wowed football fans with his awesome hurdles, football moves, and his knack for the end-zone. Without Zeke Elliott, I doubt that Dak Prescott would’ve had the season that he had.
Deion Jones wasn’t expected to make a major impact in the NFL as a rookie, but Deion Jones certainly did that, as he amounted 108 tackles, and picked off three passes. Jones returned two of those for touchdowns. Jones was all over the field racking up tackles and laying on big hits, and he is more than worthy to do this season’s DPOY.
Comeback Player of the Year
Jordy Nelson returned to form after his devastating ACL Tear last season, and amounted well over 1000 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns. Nelson was Aaron Rodgers’s favorite target, and Nelson constantly found the end-zone.