The NFL's awards season will be coming down after the regular season ends, and we think the Kansas City Chiefs should be serious contenders for a number of awards.
I saw this awards predictions come out today:
MVP - Newton ; Coach of Year - Andy Reid ; DPOY - JJ Watt; OROY - Jameis Winston; DROY - Marcus Peters; Comeback - Eric Berry. Have at it!— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) December 28, 2015
Not too shabby. Here's who I think should be in the conversation this year:
Coach of the year
Two sides to this argument for Andy Reid. One says that the coach of the year shouldn't lose five straight games. The other says that it took an amazing coaching job to be the only team to win nine straight after starting 1-5. I'm on the latter which says Reid put up one of the best coaching jobs of the year. I do not think he will win - Ron Rivera seems like the front-runner - but Reid is absolutely in the conversation.
Defensive rookie of the year
This has to be Marcus Peters. He's right up there with all-time Chief Derrick Johnson in terms of the impact he gave this team that was missing last year. Peters fixed some of the weaknesses in the Chiefs defense last year, and he has eight picks and leads the NFL in interception return yards.
Comeback player of the year
Eric Berry has to be the front-runner here. Some might say Adrian Peterson has had a great season but you can not give that award to him after what happened last year. Berry is the best story in sports right now.
NFL Man of the Year
Eric Berry once again has to be a major consideration here. What he's done is remarkable. What sets him apart is that his story of perseverance is one that can inspire anyone in or out of sports.