Final 2016-2017 Season NFL Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated for Kids (featured image), ESPN (team logos)

NOTE: These statistics are from the regular season only since each of these awards are regular season awards. 

 

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

i-27 Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (11-5)

  • Statistics: 373/534 (69.9% completion percentage), 4,944 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 35 rush attempts, 117 rushing yards

 

Rounding out the top 5:

2. i Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (14-2)

  • Statistics: 291/432 (67.4% completion percentage), 3,554 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 28 rush attempts, 64 rushing yards

3. i-21 Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers (10-6)

  • Statistics: 401/610 (65.7% completion percentage), 4,428 passing yards, 40 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 67 rush attempts, 369 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns

4. i-19 Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys (13-3)

  • Statistics: 322 rush attempts, 1,631 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions, 363 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 1 tackle

5. i-19 Dak Prescott, Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys (13-3)

  • Statistics: 311/459 (67.8% completion percentage), 3,667 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 57 rush attempts, 282 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 1 tackle

 

 

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

i-21 Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers (10-6)

  • Statistics: 401/610 (65.7% completion percentage), 4,428 passing yards, 40 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 67 rush attempts, 369 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns

 

Rounding out the top 5:

2. i-27 Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (11-5)

  • Statistics: 373/534 (69.9% completion percentage), 4,944 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 35 rush attempts, 117 rushing yards

3. i-31 David Johnson, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1)

  • Statistics: 293 rush attempts, 1,239 rushing yards, 16 rushing touchdowns, 80 receptions, 879 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 4 tackles

4. i-19 Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys (13-3)

  • Statistics: 322 rush attempts, 1,631 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions, 363 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 1 tackle

5. i Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (14-2)

  • Statistics: 291/432 (67.4% completion percentage), 3,554 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 28 rush attempts, 64 rushing yards

 

 

OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

i-19 Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys (13-3)

  • Statistics: 322 rush attempts, 1,631 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions, 363 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 1 tackle

 

Rounding out the top 5:

2. i-19 Dak Prescott, Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys (13-3)

  • Statistics: 311/459 (67.8% completion percentage), 3,667 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 57 rush attempts, 282 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 1 tackle

3. i-23 Jordan Howard, Running Back, Chicago Bears (3-13)

  • Statistics: 252 rush attempts, 1,313 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdown, 29 receptions, 298 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 3 tackles

4. i-26 Michael Thomas, Wide Receiver, New Orleans Saints (7-9)

  • Statistics: 92 receptions, 1,137 receiving yards, 9 receiving touchdowns, 4 tackles

5. KC Tyreek Hill, Wide Receiver, Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)

  • Statistics: 61 receptions, 593 receiving yards, 6 receiving touchdowns, 24 rush attempts, 267 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 14 kickoff returns, 384 kickoff return yards, 1 kickoff return touchdown, 39 punt returns, 592 punt return yards, 2 punt return touchdowns, 7 tackles

 

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

i-14 Von Miller, Linebacker, Denver Broncos (9-7)

  • Statistics: 78 tackles, 13.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 3 passes defensed, 1 stuff

 

Rounding out the top 5:

2. i-27 Vic Beasley Jr., Linebacker, Atlanta Falcons (11-5)

  • Statistics: 39 tackles, 15.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 passes defensed, 2 stuffs

3. i-15 Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders (12-4)

  • Statistics: 73 tackles, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, 3 passes defensed, 4 stuffs

4. i-18 Landon Collins, Safety, New York Giants (11-5)

  • Statistics: 125 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 5 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 13 passes defensed, 4 stuffs

5. i-28 Bobby Wagner, Linebacker, Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)

  • Statistics: 167 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception, 3 passes defensed, 5 stuffs

 

 

DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

i-12 Joey Bosa, Defensive End, San Diego Chargers (5-11)

  • Statistics: 41 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 4 stuffs

 

Rounding out the top 5:

2. i-9 Jalen Ramsey, Cornerback, Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)

  • Statistics: 65 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 2 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 14 passes defensed, 3 stuffs

3. i-27 Keanu Neal, Safety, Atlanta Falcons (11-5)

  • Statistics: 106 tackles, 5 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 8 passes defensed, 3 stuffs

4. i-9 Yannick Ngakoue, Defensive End, Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)

  • Statistics: 22 tackles, 8 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 interception, 2 passes defensed, 1 stuff

5. i-27 Deion Jones, Linebacker, Atlanta Falcons (11-5)

  • Statistics: 108 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 3 interceptions, 2 touchdowns, 11 passes defensed, 3 stuffs

 

 

COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR

i-21 Jordy Nelson, Wide Receiver, Green Bay Packers (10-6)

  • Statistics: 97 receptions, 1,257 receiving yards, 14 receiving touchdowns

 

Rounding out the top 5:

2. i-4 Le’Veon Bell, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)

  • Statistics: 261 rush attempts, 1,268 rushing yards, 7 rushing touchdowns, 75 receptions, 616 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns, 0/1 (0% completion percentage)

3. i-11 DeMarco Murray, Running Back, Tennessee Titans (9-7)

  • Statistics: 293 rush attempts, 1,287 rushing yards, 9 rushing touchdowns, 53 receptions, 377 receiving yards, 3 receiving touchdowns, 1/2 (50.0% completion percentage, 10 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown

4. i-12 Melvin Gordon, Running Back, San Diego Chargers (5-11)

  • Statistics: 254 rush attempts, 997 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, 41 receptions, 419 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns

5. i-3 Cameron Wake, Defensive End, Miami Dolphins (10-6)

  • Statistics: 29 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 1 interception, 2 passes defensed, 1 stuff

 

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

i-19 Jason Garrett, Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys (13-3)

 

Rounding out the top 5:

2. i-15 Jack Del Rio, Head Coach, Oakland Raiders (12-4) 

3. i Bill Belichick, Head Coach, New England Patriots (14-2)

4. i-27 Dan Quinn, Head Coach, Atlanta Falcons (11-5)

5. i-3 Adam Gase, Head Coach, Miami Dolphins (10-6)

 

 

-Asher Fair

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