NFL 2010-11 Awards


Most Valuable Player: Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots.

There is no debate that Brady is this season's MVP. Many people are in support of the dynamic dual threat that Michael Vick brings to the Eagles, but Brady's performances this season have been different class. Brady has led the leagues most potent offense with his accuracy and leadership on the way to a record breaking year.

 Other Considerations: Michael Vick of the Eagles.

Defensive Player of the Year: Ndamukong Suh, Defensive Tackle, Detroit Lions.

This may be a controversial choice for many people who believe that the award should go to Clay Matthews or Ed Reed for their outstanding playmaking this year. Suh however has been so good that he has completely changed the attitude in Detroit. He first showed off his mean streak during the preseason by attempting to decapitate Browns' quarterback Jake Delhomme. Suh's nastiness was only matched by his performances. He recorded 10 sacks, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble and 66 tackles to go along with a defensive touchdown during the season. Suh's 10 sacks are incredible when you consider he is a defensive tackle that is guaranteed to be double teamed on every play and the Lions' secondary did not provide any coverage sacks so he had to be quick.

Other Considerations: Clay Matthews of the Packers. Ed Reed of the Ravens. Troy Polamalu of the Steelers. 

Offensive Player of the Year: Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots.
Often in the NFL the player that wins MVP will not be under consideration for offensive player of the year however I do not agree with that notion. Brady has been the best player in the league so naturally he was the best player on offense as well as he finished the season with 3'900 yards with 36 touchdowns to only 4 interceptions.

Other Considerations: Arian Foster of the Texans. Philip Rivers of the Chargers. Roddy White of the Falcons. Michael Vick of the Eagles.

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Sam Bradford, Quarterback, St.Louis Rams.

The debate whether to start Sam Bradford instantly for the Rams turned out to be an easy choice. Bradford's brilliant performances started during the preseason and never stopped. Being the number 1 pick in the draft, Bradford knew that he would not be working with the most talented players on offense but then he lost Donnie Avery and Mark Clayton to knee injuries for the year to worsen matters. Bradford made plays all year without a legitimate first choice pairing at receiver or a standout tight end.