2012 NFL Awards Picks

Adrian Peterson & Peyton ManningThe 2012 NFL season has come to a quick close and we now gear up for the 2012-2013 NFL playoffs. It was yet another fun, exciting, great season for the NFL as we saw lots of stars be born from the 2012 NFL Draft class, surprise teams making the playoffs, and some of the best games in a single season. In this article I will make my picks for NFL MVP, Offensive Player Of The Year, Defensive Player Of The Year, Rookie Of The Year, Comeback Player Of The Year, Coach Of The Year, GM Of The Year, Surprise Team Of The Year, and Most Disappointing Team Of The Year. A lot of these picks are going to be very hard as there are lots of deserving players for most of these awards which makes it even harder than it already is to make a pick. Last year I picked New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees as the 2011 NFL MVP and still stand by that pick, although Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ended up winning the award. The choice will be even harder this year with about 3-5 worthy candidates in the MVP conversation.

I will include stats with every single player included in my picks, so if you still don’t agree with me you can shoot me a tweet on twitter to @ScoreboardSteve, write on my Facebook page @ScoreboardSteve.com, or simply leave a comment at the bottom of this article. I also wanna thank everyone for reading in 2012 and don’t worry, better stuff is coming in 2013. Enjoy my picks.

NFL MVP:
1.Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos: 4,659 Passing Yards, 37 TD’s, 11 INT’s, 68.6% Completion Percentage, 291.2 YPG.
2.Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings: 2,097 Rushing Yards, 12 TD’s, 6.0 Yard Average Per Rush, 131.1 YPG, 3 Fumbles.
3.Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: 4,827 Passing Yards, 34 TD’s, 8 INT’s, 63.0% Completion Percentage, 301.7 YPG.
Also Under Consideration:
Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons: 4,719 Passing Yards, 32 TD’s, 14 INT’s, 68.6% Completion Percentage, 294.9 YPG.

Offensive Player Of The Year:
1.Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings: 2,097 Rushing Yards, 12 TD’s, 6.0 Yards Average Per Rush, 131.1 YPG, 3 Fumbles.
2.Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions: 1,964 Receiving Yards, 5 TD’s, 16.1 Yards Average Per Catch, 122.8 YPG, 122 catches, 3 Fumbles.
3.Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos: 4,659 Passing Yards, 37 TD’s, 11 INT’s, 68.6% Completion Percentage, 291.2 YPG.
Also Under Consideration:
Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints: 5,177 Passing Yards, 43 TD’s, 19 INT’s, 63.0% Completion Percentage, 323.6 YPG.
Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: 4,827 Passing Yards, 34 TD’s, 8 INT’s, 63.0% Completion Percentage, 301.7 YPG.
Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons: 4,719 Passing Yards, 32 TD’s, 14 INT’s, 68.6% Completion Percentage, 294.9 YPG.
Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins: 1,613 Rushing Yards, 13 TD’s, 4.8 Yards Average Per Rush, 100.8 YPG, 4 Fumbles.
Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans: 1,598 Receiving Yards, 4 TD’s, 14.3 Yards Average Per Catch, 99.9 YPG, 112 Catches, 0 Fumbles.

Defensive Player Of The Year:
1.J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans: 20.5 Sacks, 81 Tackles, 4 Forced Fumbles, 2 Fumble Recoveries, 16 Passes Defended.
2.Von Miller, OLB, Denver Broncos: 18.5 Sacks, 68 Tackles, 6 Forced Fumbles, 1 INT, 3 Passes Defended.
3.Aldon Smith, OLB, San Francisco 49ers: 19.5 Sacks, 66 Tackles, 3 Forced Fumbles, 1 INT, 1 Pass Defended.
Also Under Consideration:
London Fletcher, ILB, Washington Redskins: 139 Tackles, 3 Sacks, 5 INT’s, 1 Forced Fumble, 16 Passes Defended.
Tim Jennings, CB, Chicago Bears: 9 INT’s, 1 TD’s, 60 Tackles, 30 Passes Defended.
Richard Sherman, CB, Seattle Seahawks: 8 INT’s, 1 TD, 53 Tackles, 3 Forced Fumbles, 32 Passes Defended.

Rookie Of The Year:
1.Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: 3,200 Passing Yards, 20 TD’s, 5 INT’s, 65.6% Completion Percentage, 213.3 YPG, 815 Rushing Yards, 7 TD’s, 6.8 Yards Average Per Rush.
2.Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: 3,118 Passing Yards, 26 TD’s, 10 INT’s, 64.1% Completion Percentage, 194.9 YPG, 489 Rushing Yards, 4 TD’s, 5.2 Yards Average Per Rush.
3.Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins: 1,613 Rushing Yards, 13 TD’s, 4.8 Yards Average Per Rush, 100.8 YPG, 4 Fumbles.
Also Under Consideration:
Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts: 4,374 Passing Yards, 23 TD’s, 18 INT’s, 54.1% Completion Percentage, 273.4 YPG, 255 Rushing Yards, 5 TD’s, 4.1 Yards Average Per Rush.
Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1,454 Rushing Yards, 11 TD’s, 4.6 Yards Average Per Rush, 90.9 YPG, 1 Fumble.

Comeback Player Of The Year:
1.Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos: 4,659 Passing Yards, 37 TD’s, 11 INT’s, 68.6% Completion Percentage, 291.2 YPG.
2.Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings: 2,097 Rushing Yards, 12 TD’s, 6.0 Yards Average Per Rush, 131.1 YPG, 3 Fumbles.
3.Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: 1,509 Yards Rushing, 5 TD’s, 5.3 Yards Average Per Rush, 94.3 YPG, 5 Fumbles.
No One Else Under Consideration.

Coach Of The Year:
1.Bruce Arians/Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts: 11-5.
2.Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons: 13-3.
3.John Fox, Denver Broncos: 13-3.
Also Under Consideration:
Peter Carroll, Seattle Seahawks, 11-5.
Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings, 10-6.
Bill Bellichick, New England Patriots, 12-4.
Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans, 12-4.

GM Of The Year:
1.Thomas Dimitroff, Atlanta Falcons: 13-3.
2.John Schneider, Seattle Seahawks: 11-5.
3.Bruce Allen, Washington Redskins: 10-6.
Also Under Consideration:
Ryan Grigson, Indianapolis Colts, 11-5.

Surprise Team Of The Year:
1.Indianapolis Colts: 11-5.
2.Minnesota Vikings: 10-6.
3.Washington Redskins: 10-6.
Also Under Consideration:
Seattle Seahawks, 11-5.

Most Disappointing Team Of The Year:
1.Kansas City Chiefs: 2-14.
2.Philadelphia Eagles: 4-12.
3.New Orleans Saints: 7-9.
Also Under Consideration:
Detroit Lions, 4-12.
New York Jets, 6-10.
New York Giants, 9-7.
Buffalo Bills, 6-10.

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