MVP and Offensive Player of the Year:
Aaron Rodgers (QB, Green Bay)
Aaron Rodgers should be back to business as usual, as his top ranked WR, Jordy Nelson, comes back from the gruesome injury that knocked him out last season. Since 2005, Rodgers has put up 32,399 yards and 257 touchdowns. With these Wide Receivers, The Packers should be as explosive as ever.
Defensive Player of the Year:
Khalil Mack (DE, Oakland)
Mack has established himself as a defensive playmaker on a budding Raiders defense. His 84 pressures lead the league, and he’s equally stout against the run. He’s a player that makes everyone better around him and looks poised for a dominating season.
Comeback Player of the Year:
Jordy Nelson (WR, Green Bay)
After a gruesome leg injury, Nelson was lost for the year. He has rehabbed and looks to regain his prior form. Before injury, Nelson was electric with the ball in his hands and was seemingly always open. If he can regain form, Nelson should be a lock here.
Offensive Rookie of the Year:
Dak Prescott (QB, Dallas)
The former Mississippi State Quarterback has been absolutely magnificent throughout the Pre Season, and has been given the keys to this Dallas Offense after Romo went down to injury again. While Elliot will be the popular pick, Dak gets the edge here.
Defensive Rookie of the Year:
Jalen Ramsey (Safety, Jacksonville)
Gus Bradley, the former Seahawks Defensive Coordinator, will maximize the talented Ramsey. He will be a matchup weapon, and will most certainly have every opportunity to blow up the stat sheet.
Coach of the Year
Gus Bradley (HC, Jacksonville)
Last year’s high octane offense, lead by Blake Bortles returns this year. Bortles has no shortage of weapons (Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Julius Thomas, Chris Ivory, TJ Yeldon) and The Jaguars spent alot of money upgrading that defense. This is a make or break year for Bradley, and we expect he will rise to the challenge.