Far too early NFL award predictions.

At the end of each season the NFL gives out awards for, Defensive MVP, Offensive MVP, Offensive Rookie of the season and defensive Rookie of the season, comeback player of the season and the much chased after all round MVP. I will look at Offensive and Defensive MVP, Rookie of the year as a general term, Comeback player of the year and MVP

Offensive MVP- Antonio Brown (Steelers)

This is one of the hardest collums to predict but over the last 3 seasons AB has shown that he has what it takes for at least Offensive MVP. Brown had a magnificent season last year and was a strong MVP candidate but an injury in the last few games and an on fire Tom Brady stopped that. That still didn’t stop Brown from having 1533 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns. The only thing stopping Brown from having an MVP season is Big Ben, who has caused a stir in the steelers camp which might hurt Browns production.

Defensive MVP- Chandler Jones

Chandler Jones productivity has went unnoticed the past 2 seasons leading the league in sacks last year. The former Patriot is a consistent injury free player who last years put up 17 sacks and 59 tackles. Jones will be the leader on the Cardinals front four and if their offensive improves with the drafting of Josh Rosen the Cardinals could have a very strong playoff run.

Rookie of the year- Sony Michel

No I’m not biased, well maybe a little. But the Georgia running back will not be a flop. After the departure of Dion Lewis, the 31st overall pick should be in challenge of the 1st spot on the depth chart against James White. With the Patriots strengthening their offensive line Michel should get enough space to run. The only thing that might stop him will be how well Saqoun Barkley can play behind a useless Giants offensive line.

Comeback player of the year- Deshaun Watson

Watson had a fantastic rookie despite starting on the bench and finishing on IR on the depth chart. Watson threw for 1,700 yards and 19 touchdowns in only 7 games. I fully believe that hype around Deshaun is deserved as does Brady who last season said

Heck of a game – keep grinding,’ keep doing what I’m doing. We’ll probably see them again.”

If Watson can recover in time for the start of the season I truly believe he will beat Carson Wentz to this award.

MVP- Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley was electric last season and was a huge reason for the Rams regular season success (if only that correlated with the playoffs) after a sophomore slump in his second year Todd put up 2098 all purpose yards and 19 touchdowns. If Todd Gurley can maintain that consistency I would be shocked if last years offensive MVP doesn’t win all round MVP this year. He certainly wants to help out those that own him on fantasy football

Fantasy owners you’re welcome now leave us alone. Merry Christmas!

These are very early predictions and will probably change but I’d love to hear your thoughts

Hudson’s Hot Takes #1

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The NFL gives us many surprising moments in recent years; we’ve had Super Bowl 49 and 51 that gave many Patriots fans (including me) near heart failure, we’ve had Superbowl 52 which gave many Patriots fan (including me)actual heart failure. We have also had firing of Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, coupled with the hiring of him the very next day (sigh..) and most recently we have seen the Miami Dolphins sign Brock ‘the flop‘ Osweiler (I mean, C’mon seriously?).

The NFL is always ripe in blockbuster moments, here are the first of our hot takes for next year. Big claims, backed by real evidence.

End of a Kicking Era in New England

Gostkowski has been the only successor of Adam ‘clutch‘ Vinatieri who has won the Patriots many games including Super Bowl 36 with the game-winning kick. Since then, Gostkowski has become a pretty reliable kicker adopting the name from many fans of ‘GOATkowski’.

Although Gostkowski is averaging about 90% kicking accuracy over his career, it all started going downhill after the AFC Championship game in 2016 where he missed a crucial extra point forcing the Patriots to attempt a late in the game 2-PT try which evidently did not work. In addition to this brutal championship failure, as a Patriots fan I believe that this missed kick could have cost the Patriots not just a trip to Super Bowl 50, but the trophy itself due to the straight up trash performance for the Panthers that night.

Fast forward to the next season, Gostkowski’s slump continued and he finished the season with an 84% kicking accuracy. The Patriots still managed to win the Super Bowl that year but no thanks to Stephen who missed another crucial extra point forcing the team to go for 2 late in the game, this time succeeding and providing us with the best Super Bowl comeback ever. He also missed 2 field goals and an extra point in super bowl 52 which did cost us the game

Rodgers Last Year as a Cheesehead

Aaron Rodgers, one of the most athletic and skilful Quarterbacks to ever play the game, some would argue one of the greatest of all time (but that’s a whole other argument, for another day.) Rodgers has been a Packer from the start of his NFL career taking over from Quarterback legend Brett Farve. Since then, there is no question Rodgers has dominated NFL defences throwing for 313 touchdowns and 38,502 passing yards. Additionally, Rodgers has won 2 NFL MVPs and is a 6-time Pro Bowler.

However, despite his dominance of the NFL, the Packers have not shared in his dominance, winning only one Super Bowl since they drafted Rodgers. For this reason, I believe if Rodgers wants to be taken seriously in the ‘G.O.A.T’ debate he needs to win at least one more Super Bowl and the Packers do not look like they can get him there.

There are many championship-worthy teams would happily take Rodgers off the Packers’ hands and would give a lot to get him; such as the Denver Broncos or the Jacksonville Jaguars.