First, let’s re-visit my pre-season predictions:
- Offensive Rookie of the Year: C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills
- Defensive Rookie of the Year: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Atlanta Falcons
- Offensive Player of the Year: Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans
- Defensive Player of the Year: Patrick Willis, MLB, San Francisco 49ers
- NFL MVP: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
Of course injuries had a lot to do with those players not having the year they expected to have. Still, each one played fairly well considering their own circumstances.
Since this is week 17, it’s time to name the 2010 award winners.
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams
- 335/554 (60.5 %), 3,357 yards, 18 TD, 14 INT
- Will win NFC West with a win @ Seattle on Sunday
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions
- 60 tackles (45 solo), 9.0 sacks, 4 pd, 1 INT, 1 ff, 1 fumble recovery, 1 TD
- Named to Pro Bowl; only rookie to be starting (Marc Mariani, rookie, AFC kick returner)
Offensive Player of the Year: Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans
- 296 carries, 1,436 yards (4.9 avg.), 14 TD; 64 receptions, 594 yards (9.3 avg.), 2 TD
- 2 turnovers in 360 touches
Defensive Player of the Year: Kerry Rhodes, FS, Arizona Cardinals
- 87 tackles (76 solo), 1.0 sack, 16 pd, 4 INT, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 TD
- 174 INT return yards are most in the NFL (2.) Ed Reed: 135)
For only the second time in his career…
2010 NFL MVP: Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
- 314/476 (66.0%), 3,701 yards, 34 TD, 4 INT, 109.8 rating
- Most TD in the NFL (34)
- Least INT in the NFL (4)
- 319 consecutive passes without an interception
- Highest QB rating in the NFL (109.8)
- 5 turnovers in 507 touches
- Team has best record in the NFL (13-2)
It’s that last stat that really matters: wins. Tom Brady has won 76% of the regular season games he’s played in, and is 3-1 in Super Bowls.
Who has the most value?
Tom Brady, hands down.
Thanks for reading.