Justin Jefferson, Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes are AP offensive player of the year finalists

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The Associated Press are announcing finalists for the NFL’s year-end awards on Wednesday and they’ve moved on to the contenders for offensive player of the year.

Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson was PFT’s choice for the award and he is one of the three finalists. Jefferson led the league with 128 catches and 1,809 receiving yards this season and also caught eight touchdowns. One of his catches was a one-handed fourth down grab against the Bills that stands as one of the best plays of the year in one of the best games of the season.

Two quarterbacks join Jefferson as finalists. Patrick Mahomes is viewed as the favorite for MVP after throwing for 5,250 yards and 41 touchdowns for the 14-3 Chiefs while Jalen Hurts‘ breakout season with the Eagles will likely make him a finalist for that award as well.

All of the AP awards will be announced at the NFL Honors show on Thursday, February 9.

12 responses to “Justin Jefferson, Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes are AP offensive player of the year finalists

  1. Justin Jefferson is overrated, just like Devante Adams.

    WRs are a dime a dozen in the NFL.

  2. MVP is obviously the QB award and QB shouldn’t get a consolation prize too- Offensive player of the year should go to any other position.

  3. Offensive player of the year should be for WRs/RBs that carry the load of their respective offenses and QBs who excel at running and passing. If you can’t stiff arm, lower your shoulder, juke, hurdle and steam roll a large defensive players you should not qualify as a QB.

    Mahomes should be out of this category.

    MVP has become a QB award so only QBs that can be called football players should be included for offensive player or the year.

  4. Justin Jefferson was the most impactful offensive-non-quarterback player in the league this season. The MVP has become a QB award, interesting to see if AP offensive player of the year then becomes the de-facto non-qb-offensive player of the year.

  5. Voters may not be able to get the image of Jefferson pouting and whining after being shut down by Jaire out of their minds.

  6. philmccracken says:
    January 25, 2023 at 2:39 pm
    Voters may not be able to get the image of Jefferson pouting and whining after being shut down by Jaire out of their minds.
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    Ya, congrats on that meaningless game on your way to 8 wins and no playoffs this year. It meant…..not much. Then again, if he hadn’t give up almost 200 yards and couple tds in week 1, maybe you guys would have made the playoffs.

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