The PFT postseason awards are coming

In recent years, we’ve handed out the PFT postseason awards right after the regular-season ended, partially in the hopes of influencing some of the Associated Press voters who primarily cover only one team and tangentially keep an eye on the rest of the teams within that team’s division.

But since the AP awards are now kept under wraps until the night before the Super Bowl, by which time everyone has stopped caring about who won them, we don’t care about influencing awards that are kept under wraps for far too long.  So we’re going to release our awards a bit more slowly.

Here’s the one-per-day schedule for the official PFT postseason awards, as determined via input from the PFT staff and other friends and advisors to the site.

December 31:  Offensive rookie of the year.

January 1:  Defensive rookie of the year.

January 2:  Offensive player of the year.

January 3:  Defensive player of the year.

January 4:  Comeback player of the year.

January 5:  MVP.

January 6:  Coach of the year.

January 7:  Executive of the year.

Feel free to make the case for or against anyone you see fit in the comments.

28 responses to “The PFT postseason awards are coming

  1. December 31: Offensive rookie of the year.
    Rogers, Da’Rick

    January 1: Defensive rookie of the year.
    Bjoern Werner

    January 2: Offensive player of the year.
    Andrew Luck

    January 3: Defensive player of the year.
    Robert Mathis

    January 4: Comeback player of the year.
    Donald Brown

    January 5: MVP.
    Andrew Luck

    January 6: Coach of the year.
    Chuck Pagano

    January 7: Executive of the year.
    Ryan Grigson

    I am totally not biased!!!

  2. I disagree with your offensive rookie of the year………okay, maybe I will wait to see who you all have selected….

  3. OROTY – Eddie Lacy
    DROTY – Kiko Alonso
    OPOTY – Peyton Manning
    DPOTY – Robert Quinn
    MVP – Manning
    COTY – Bruce Arians
    EOTY – no idea

  4. I know this may sound stupid… but DPOY is JJ Watt.

    His sacks and batted balls were down but the Texans were the least passed against team in the league so he had far fewer chances to make plays in the passing game, yet had more QB disruptions this year in 2 fewer games than he did last year.

    He had a QB disruption on 1 out of every 5 dropbacks….

    He still made tons of plays in the run game as well at #2 in the league in TFLs.

    ProFootballFocus gave him a better rating this year than they did last year, and last year he got their best rating of all time….

    The Texans D actually gave up less yards this year than they did last year.

    If the DPOY is truly who is the best defensive player in the league… it has to be JJ Watt.

    But if I had to bet… I would say either Robert Quin or Richard Sherman

  5. Offensive Rookie of the year Keenan Allen with the Chargers.

    Defensive Rook is Kenny Vaccaro Saints

    Offensive Player of the year is Tom Brady with what he did with that receiving corps

    Defensive Player of the year is Robert Mathis Colts

    Comeback player of the year is Brian Orakpo Washington

    MVP is Peyton

    Coach of the Year is Andy Reid Chiefs

    Exec will probably go to John Elway

  6. Aaron Rodgers should win MVP. In terms of the value he brings to the Packers, well, he’s the difference between top 5 worst team in the league and Super Bowl contender. Thats pretty damn valuable.

  7. December 31: Offensive rookie of the year.
    Eddie Lacy, dude runs like a beast, set some records for the pack and when there wasnt much consistency in the QB play, there was comin from him.

    January 1: Defensive rookie of the year.
    Kiko Alonson, could go to Sheldon Richardson either of these two are deserving.

    January 2: Offensive player of the year.
    Lesean McCoy (go eagles)

    January 3: Defensive player of the year.
    Luke Kuechly, MONSTER game vs the Saints and has been playing well all year.

    January 4: Comeback player of the year.
    T-Sizzle

    January 5: MVP.
    Peyton Manning

    January 6: Coach of the year.
    Bill Belichick, Although i do like Ried for this i think we have to think about how stacked that team already was. Charles was already a beast so was Tamba Hali and a few others have made it to past Pro Bowls[Berry, Johnson]

    Bill had to handle the insane case of Hernandez and the injury problems of Gronk. Moving past Hernadenz fast and focusing on the season at hand.
    Check these stats out, with a limited Gronk/Amendola and no Hernandez/Lloyd/Welker/Woodhead;
    PTS – 27.8(3rd), PASS YDS – 255.4(10th),
    RUSH YDS – 129.1(9th)

  8. OROTY- eddy lacy
    DROTY- kiki alonso
    OPOTY- peyton manning
    DPOTY- robert quinn
    MVP- tom brady
    CPOTY- revis or orapko
    COTY- bill belichick
    EOTY- john elway

    BUT! If brady doesnt win MVP and manning does then!
    MVP- peyton manning
    AND
    OPOTY- jamaal charles

  9. Jan 3 – DPOTY – #59 Luke Kuechly
    Jan 6 – COTY – Riverboat Ron Rivera

    Homer picks for sure, but both these guys should be in consideration.

  10. Regardless of the selections, there will be a massive amount of complaints for the shoulda, woulda, coulda player(s).

  11. DPOTY – Luke Kuechly
    DROTY – Kiko Alonso
    OPOTY – Jamaal Charles
    OROTY – Eddie Lacey
    MVP – Peyton Manning, Brady close second
    Comeback – Alex Smith (Chiefs) – lost job, then led Chieds to 11-4 record
    Coach – Ron Rivera or Bruce Arians

  12. My choices:

    Offensive rookie of the year: Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego
    Defensive rookie of the year: Star Lotulelei, DT, Carolina
    Offensive player of the year: Peyton Manning, QB, Denver
    Defensive player of the year: Richard Sherman, CB, Seattle
    Comeback player of the year: Darrelle Revis, CB, Tampa Bay
    MVP: Peyton Manning, QB, Denver
    Coach of the year: Andy Reid, Kansas City
    Executive of the year: Mike Brown, Cincinnati

  13. OROTY – Gio Bernard
    DROTY – Kiko Alonso
    OPOTY – Jamal Charles
    DPOTY – Vontaze Burfict or Hardy from Panthers
    MVP – Manning
    COTY – Andy Reid
    EOTY – Mike Brown

  14. I really don’t care if Cam, Luke or Rivera win a single award, but if Thomas Davis doesn’t win comeback player of the century, it will be a shame.

  15. If Eddie Lacy isn’t the offensive rookie of the year something is wrong, 284 carries for 1167 yrds and 11 TDs plus 35 catches for 257 yrds in 15 games started but really only played in 14 games as he was concussed on his first or second carry week 2.

  16. OROY – Eddie Lacy (Gio Bernard and Keenan Allen would be other choices)
    DROY – Kiki Alonso
    OPOY – Can’t do Peyton here and MVP, so I give it to Shady McCoy.
    DPOY – Luke Kuechly (really, who wants to face this guy? )
    MVP – PEYTON MANNING
    CPOY – Alex Smith
    Coach of the Year – Andy Reid
    Exec. of the Year – I like Mike Brown, but probably looking at Elway.

  17. OROTY – Eddie Lacy

    Justification: A truly prolific running back who was able to dominate in the run game even after his all-pro QB was lost to injury.

    DROTY – Joe Vellano (NE Patriots)

    Justification: Filling in for two injured all-pros, Vellano was able to hold his own and show his ability to dominate on the line.

    OPOTY – Peyton Manning

    Justification: The records speak for themselves. Others (like Brady) could have done as much or more with his weapons, but he DID achieve an amazing season. I withhold MVP because I suspect the Broncos would have the same record with Osweiller at QB, thanks to the amazing talent on this offensive roster.

    DPOTY – Chandler Jones

    Justification: His ability to rush the QB, contain the edge on running plays and even drop into coverage were one of the few aspects of the Patriots’ defense to remain stable with all the injuries that occurred to the other stars on the roster.

    MVP – Tom Brady

    Justification: Anticipating a gameplan with Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski as his stars throughout the off-season, Brady had to make do without any of them for virtually the entire season. While his numbers don’t reflect an MVP season on their own, Brady continued to shine with the most important statistic: wins (12 games and almost earn home field advantage in the AFC). This was with makeshift starters from week to week. Many of these wins came with last minute drives to come from behind in the fourth quarter against playoff teams. No other QB could have achieved this (even Manning), and the result was that Brady single-handedly willed the Patriots to a first-round bye in the playoffs. With any other QB, the Patriots injuries would have resulted in missing the playoffs.

    COTY – Bill Belichick

    Justification: With so many injuries, the Patriots had to resort to starting as many as 11 rookie starters in a game this year and also had to deal with a last minute change with the loss of Aaron Hernandez and the ongoing injury issues with Gronkowski. The Patriots lost 5 Probowl starters to IR this year, and still found ways to fill those positions with quality depth. Despite that, the Patriots won 12 games and came extremely close to taking the first seed from the record-breaking Broncos – in part by beating them.

    EOTY – Nick Caserio

    Justification: With so many injuries, the Patriots had to resort to starting as many as 11 rookie starters in a game this year and also had to deal with a last minute change with the loss of Aaron Hernandez and the ongoing injury issues with Gronkowski. The Patriots lost 5 Probowl starters to IR this year, and still found ways to fill those positions with quality depth. Despite that, the Patriots won 12 games and came extremely close to taking the first seed from the record-breaking Broncos – in part by beating them.

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