Most Valuable Player: Aaron Rodgers
No one has been more impressive than the Captain Aaron Rodgers this season. Captain Rodgers has become the most dangerous man in football up until this point in the year. He is dynamic and believes he is unstoppable. Rodgers has the Green Bay Packers undefeated and has earned the title of the best quarterback in the game. A lot of folks told me I crowned him too early last year. Well in the words of Kool Moe Dee… “How Ya Like Me Now”
Best Offensive Player: Matt Forte
Matt Forte is doing it like no runner has in a long time. He is accounting for 46 percent of his team’s total offense. That is hard to do at any position other than quarterback, yet Forte continues to carry the load. Forte is doing it at the right time too as he is in a contract year. The Bears may want to go ahead and open up that checkbook before Forte becomes someone else’s valuable asset.
Best Defensive Player: Pat Angerer
Pat who? I know you are like who is this guy. Well if you have watched the Colts play a game this year, he is the only person on the field who can make a tackle. Angerer has more tackles than any other player in the NFL by about 30 tackles. Don’t believe me, then you should check the stats. No one is remotely close to him and if you watch him play you can see why. It appears that he is the only one on that front seven who can still play football in the absence of Peyton Manning.
Best Offensive Rookie: Cam Newton
If I were to ask you who would be the best rookie offensive player thus far in the season before the season started, I suspect the answer would have been AJ Green or Julio Jones. Well to everyone’s surprise, the number one draft pick in the league is playing like he deserved every penny he got as the number one pick. He is dangerous in every aspect of the offense and has truly been as advertised this season.
Best Defensive Rookie: Patrick Peterson
Patrick Peterson does it in so many ways. The young man is an awesome coverage corner but his special teams play can’t go unmentioned. Peterson is dynamic. The young man has accepted the challenge and has held his own against some of the leagues most elite competition. I am not ready to say he is an elite player just yet, but he is well on his way.
Coach of the Year: Jim Harbaugh
A Coach that can make Alex Smith look like he is a great player has earned my respect. San Francisco is proving that all they really needed was an offensive mind to go with that team that was stacked for the last few years to play defense. Year after year they kept hiring defensive minded coaches and that wasn’t and has never been the problem. Now that they have an offensive general, the sky is the limit for the 49ers.
Most Disappointing Team: Indianapolis Colts
Sure they have lost their leader but they are playing some of the most disheartening football I have ever seen. Outside of Pat Angerer, they are playing defense like they don’t care whether they win or lose. The fact that they are playing so uninspired has me wondering about the future of Jim Caldwell.
Surprise Team: Detroit Lions
Most Improved Player: LeSean McCoy
Most Underrated Player: Mike Wallace
Most Overrated Player: Tim Tebow
Let's see how these hold up at the end of the year.
Stay Breezy ~ I'm Out!