Each year the SB Nation Football sites vote on a variety of awards. Naturally we've got the obvious awards for MVP, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year. However, we also vote on the duds around the league including worst coach, worst player and worst rookie. There were no Bucs on the list, but I'm not exactly shocked by that. While we had some talented guys, nobody was going to be nationally prominent enough for this sort of list.
NFL MVP: Peyton Manning, Colts & Chad Pennington, Dolphins TIE (35%)
Best Player on Offense: Drew Brees, Saints
Best Player on Defense: James Harrison, Steelers
Best Rookie: Matt Ryan, Falcons
Best Coach: Tony Sporano, Dolphins
Comeback Player of the Year: Chad Pennington, Dolphins
Notables from the voting:
- Mike Smith, head coach for the Falcons, was one vote away from tying Tony Sparano for Stud Coach of the Year.
- Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams tied for second behind Drew Brees for Stud Offensive player.
- Matt Ryan, who won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award unanimously, won our award with 18 votes. The second place candidate, Broncos LT Ryan Clady, received 2 votes.
I attempted to get some love for WR Antonio Bryant and some hate for Dexter Jackson, but neither guy was as deserving as Drew Brees or Vernon Gholston.