Todd Gurley Comeback Player of the Year? NFL Midseason Awards
We are halfway through the NFL season, unless your team had a bye in the past few weeks. With everyone seeing most players through 8 games, we have an idea who should get an award, at least at this point.
MVP: Alex Smith
You could also put Tom Brady here as well, but Smith did beat Brady in the Kickoff Game. Smith has thrown 16 TDs, 0 INTS! Smith is on pace for over 4,000, and has an amazing completion percentage to boot. Smith has thrown over 250 pass attempts without an INT this season. With a couple more games, Smith may be able to set the record. Smith has turned a non-explosive offense into a scoring machine.
Offensive Player of the Year: Tom Brady
Tom Brady may be the answer that everyone chooses, but right now, Brady is on pace for over 5,000 passing yards, and 32 TDs with 4 INTs. At the age of 40! Brady is a walking dinosaur, but he is a dinosaur who can throw over 5k, and put up amazing numbers. But there are a few players that could get this award, so by no means is it a sealed deal for Brady.
Defensive Player of the Year: Calais Campbell
Campbell, the big defensive lineman, who is being dominant with his new team, the Jaguars. Campbell has done it all as a lineman, he gets the tackles, and he can get the sacks (10). Everson is also a choice here, but I will choose Campbell.
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Kareem
Watson just tore his ACL, and is out for the season. If it were not for that, he would have this award. However, Kareem Hunt is definitely not lacking any reason to be OROY either. Hunt leads the NFL in yards and has been an explosive playmaker on the field.
Comeback Player of the Year: Todd Gurley
Gurley sucked last year. Not being able to eclipse 900 yards, and having only 6 TDs. However, this year Gurley has looked more like his rookie self. Through 7 games, Gurley has over 600 yards, 5 rushing TDs, and 3 rec. TDs. Gurley has more total touchdowns this year, than he did the entirety of last season. Gurley is on pace for over 2,000 all purpose yards, and 18 TDs. So yeah, I think Gurley is worthy of this award.
Coach of the Year: Todd Bowles
I know this one will never happen, because no one would vote for the Jets. However, if you think about the expectation, and what talent that Bowles has had to work with, it is mighty impressive. I thought the Jets might…MIGHT win two games, maybe even zero. Right now, the Jets are on pace for 6 wins, which would be more than anyone would have ever expected. However, if you still refuse to accept a Jet to win an award, then Sean McVay would also be a good pick.
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