2021 NFL Award Predictions

08/27/2021

The NFL season is right around the corner, and with that comes the start of the race for the league's most prestigious individual awards. Everyone has their reasoning for why they went with a particular player, and here's mine.


MVP - Patrick Mahomes

The Chiefs have more to prove than ever. They spoke of a dynasty after winning just one Superbowl, and after getting blown out in this last one, any talk of a dynasty means they need to prove a point this year. You have the likes of Tyreke Hill saying they're looking for an undefeated season, a retooled and much better offensive line, and it all points to Patrick Mahomes putting up numbers the NFL has never seen.


Offensive Player of the Year - Patrick Mahomes

This season's race will be interesting, with 17 games instead of 16. That's an additional opportunity for someone like Derrick Henry to break the all-time rushing record or for Patrick Mahomes to break the passing yards record. It'll come down to a record-breaker, and in my opinion, that'll be Patrick Mahomes.


Defensive Player of the Year - Myles Garrett

I lowkey thought Myles Garrett should have won last year, but that's another discussion. He is starting to do Aaron Donald like things, and at 25-years-old, Garrett is heading towards his peak as a defensive player, and this season will be the first example of that.


Comeback Player of the Year - Dak Prescott

Dak is back from a grueling ankle fracture he suffered early last season. He's also playing for the most famous team in all of American sports. If Dak can return anywhere near his best, this award is his.


Rookie of the Year - Justin Fields

I am firmly in the driver's seat of the Justin Fields hype train, as you've probably seen with some of my articles. I believe that he will turn out to be the best quarterback in his class, and that journey will start with a rookie-of-the-year trophy. Andy Dalton might be getting the start to get the season, but I don't anticipate it'll last long. Chicago needs Justin Fields.


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