Here at MFANS, we held an awards vote at our weekly meeting to discuss some of the main awards and one fun prop at the end. We discussed who we’d chose for MVP, OPOY, DPOY, OROY, DROY, COY, and our Super Bowl prediction. We voted for players we felt would win if we held the award voting following week 4. Without further ado here are the results
Most Valuable Player
|Kyler Murray||Patrick Mahomes||Matthew Stafford||Tom Brady|
|22 votes||6 votes||2 votes||1 vote|
Kyler Murray was the consensus pick for the MVP spot. Given that the Cardinals are 4-0 and just came off an impressive win, most of the members believed he was the key for the Cardinals despite poor playcalling and coaching by Kliff Kingsbury. Friend of the club @ryanweisman12 on twitter resonates this same idea as his model has Kyler as the MVP favorite so far.
Offensive Player of the Year
|Cooper Kupp||Derrick Henry||Tyreek Hill||Daniel Jones|
|14 votes||9 votes||3 votes||2 votes|
Cooper Kupp’s chemistry with Matthew Stafford helped him get voted as the OPOY through 4 weeks of the season. Among all wide receivers with 25 targets, Kupp ranks 3rd in yards per route run, 2nd in yards after the catch, and 2nd in receptions. It’s pretty evident that playing with Stafford has helped him overall as a receiver. Henry got some love by MFANS members, and Tyreek was another option that members voted for after already having 2 180 yard performances.
Defensive Player of the Year
|Myles Garrett||Trevon Diggs|
|16 votes||14 votes|
This was the closest vote of the meeting, but Myles Garrett won this award. We took a look at 2 twitter clips showcasing Garrett’s speed and power, and the members were amazed enough to give him the majority of votes. Garrett also ranks 1st and sacks, and 2nd in pressures which shows how dominant he’s been this year. Credit is due to Trevon Diggs who is having a standout sophomore campaign with 5 interceptions and most members believed he could end up with 10+ interceptions by the end of the year.
Offensive Rookie of the Year
|Mac Jones||Ja’Marr Chase||Rashawn Slater||Devonta Smith|
|2 votes||25 votes||3 votes||1 vote|
Jamarr Chase has had the most touchdowns among all rookies, and ultimately his ability to provide Joe Burrow a downfield threat has allowed him to be the frontrunner for the award. Mac Jones was considered the best rookie QB so far, and Rashawn Slater and his dominance in pass protection against some pretty solid edge rushers helped to garner a few votes as well.
Defensive Rookie of the Year
|Asante Samuel||JOK||Micah Parsons||Azeez Ojulari|
|3 votes||10 votes||15 votes||1 vote|
This was also a close vote, but the Cowboy finally got the win. Parsons has shined ever since moving full-time to an edge-rushing position. Garnering 9 pressures in his first-ever start was impressive, and it will be interesting to see where he plays when Demarcus Lawrence comes back. Most MFANS members were also impressed with Jeremiah Owusu-Koromoah even though he’s really only played 2 full games, and that got him the 2nd most votes.
Coach of the Year
|Brandon Staley||Sean McDermott||John Harbaugh||Kliff Kingsbury|
|16 votes||4 votes||3 votes||2 votes|
Brandon Staley’s aggressiveness and ability to win big games vs the Chiefs and Raiders on prime time has boosted him to the top of the Coach of the Year race. A couple votes were sprinkled to McDermott, Harbaugh, and Kingsbury. There was some debate on how good McDermott has been since Bills really haven’t beaten anyone great, but since they were blowouts members gave the Bills a pass.
Super Bowl Prediction: Chiefs vs Rams
Urban Meyer Fired over/under (week 7.5). 20 members took the over, 10 members took the under