Well, week 8 of the NFL is now complete. That means its already halfway through the season! Feels like we just got started, it's crazy. Anyway here is Sports Talk 920's midseason NFL awards.
MVP: Aaron Rodgers QB, Green Bay Packers- Aaron is hot so far. What else is there to say. He has lead his Packers to a 7-0 start, passing for a league leading 20 touchdowns. Rodgers has completed 71.5 percent of his passes and has a quarterback rating of 125.7, both are also leading the league thus far. The craziest thing about his NFL leading quarterback rating, is that the closest guy to him is Tom Brady with a 104.4, which is something to write home about as well. Rodgers is also playing mistake free football, only throwing three interceptions and two of them were balls that bounced out of the receivers hands.
Offensive Player of the Year: Calvin Johnson WR, Detroit Lions- The man with a badass nickname, Megatron! He is a vital part of there 6-2 start, he lead the league in receiving touchdowns with 11. Johnson also has 804 yards after 8 games averaging 100.5 yards per game. There is no doubt he is helping his young quarterback, Matt Stafford, in becoming on of the more potent offenses in the league.
Defensive Player of the Year: Eric Weddle FS, San Diego Chargers- Not many things are going well right now for the Chargers, but Weddle isn't one of them! Weddle has defended 11 passes, and is tied for Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson in interceptions with 5. He is the major part of the reason why this secondary has allowed the third fewest yards passing so far this season.
Coach of the Year: Jim Harbaugh, San Fransico 49ers- After a disapointing 6-10 season last year, the newly hired Harbaugh as added fire and energy to this team. After only 7 games they have matched their win total of last season starting out 6-1. Although the 49ers play in a weak division they have beat teams like the Eagles, Buccaneers, and Lions so far this season. Harbaugh has also lead his team to a top 10 offense rated 6th, and in the top 5 defense rated 3rd.
Rookie of the Year: Andy Dalton QB, Cinncinatti Bengals Sorry Cam, I just can't do it. There is one HUGE factor in football, and that is winning games. I know, Dalton is way under performing Panthers rookie quarterback, Cam Newton, besides in completion percentage. I just feel that Dalton help lead his team to a 5-2 start is huge, especially after they were expected to be one of the worst teams in the league.
Comeback Player of the Year: Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Lions- After missing 19 games in his first 2 seasons, Stafford is quickly becoming a hot NFL quarterback. After 8 games he has thrown for 19 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. With him finally healthy the Lions are off to their best start in a long time at 6-2.