We’re halfway through the NFL season! Your reaction to that news may depend on the team you support. If you’re a fan of the Jets or Vikings, it can feel like the season has flown by. If you’re a Packers or Steelers fan, well, you might wish it was over by now.
The midpoint is a natural time to reflect on what we’ve seen, so I’m going to give my award picks for the first half of the NFL season. These are not my picks for who will win the actual hardware at the end of the season, but rather my (hopefully informed) opinions based on what I’ve seen in the first nine weeks. In each case, I’ll note who I chose for the category in question in my season four awards and give my top three candidates in order.
Let’s start with Comeback Player of the Year and work our way up to MVP:
3. Robert Saleh, Jets
2. Mike McDaniel, Dolphins
1. Nick Sirianni, Eagles