The official NFL awards for the 2017 season will be unveiled the night before the Super Bowl, long after the point at which anyone cares. When it comes to the official PFT awards, no one cares right now.
So why wait?
As always, I seek input from the full PFT staff. As always, blame them if you don’t like the decisions reflected below.
By the way, we’ve added a few categories this year. Which gives you a few more things to not care about.
Assistant coach of the year: Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. (Runners-up: Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, Rams special-teams coordinator John Fassel.)
Coach of the year: Rams coach Sean McVay. (Runner-up: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, Patriots coach Bill Belichick.)
Executive of the year: Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis/assistant G.M. Jeff Ireland. (Runners-up: Eagles executive V.P. of football operations Howie Roseman, Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman.)
MVP: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Runners-up: Rams running back Todd Gurley, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown.)
And that’s it. Thank you and good night.