The 2019 season has come to an end and it’s time to give out awards. We’ll pretend that I wrote this after Week 17 as opposed to a week before the Super Bowl when you’re reading this. I promise the playoffs didn’t affect my decisions *deletes all my Josh Allen praise*.
Here are the Deadseriousness 2019 NFL Awards:
Executive of the Year: John Lynch
I know everyone and their mothers are praising the Baltimore Ravens front office for drafting Lamar Jackson last season but we can chill with that noise. The Ravens had two other first round draft picks in 2018 and passed on Lamar Jackson TWICE before sneaking back into the end of the first round and selecting him after every other team ignored him too. You don’t get credit for that. If you knew Lamar was going to turn into this, then you wouldn’t have allowed him to fall to number 32.
The San Francisco 49ers went from 4 wins in 2018 to 13 wins and the No. 1 seed in the NFC thanks to John Lynch building the best defensive line in the NFL and just a blitzkrieg of running backs.
Coach of the Year: Brian Flores
Maaaan, the Miami Dolphins should’ve won zero games this season. They were getting blown out so badly in the first few weeks that everyone the team simultaneously called up their agents and demanded trades.
They started the season giving away their starting left tackle, wide receiver and star cornerback. The Dolphins were not so subtly attempting to tank for the No. 1 pick.
Instead, the Dolphins ended up winning 5 games including the biggest game of the last decade beating the New England Patriots on the road in Week 17 thus practically ending the Patriots dynasty.
He’s also the walking example of why you don’t just randomly hire some mediocre white guy in their 30’s because they have Kyle Shanahan in their phone contacts.
Biggest Disappointment of the Year: Jared Goff
Prior to the 2018 season, I wrote that Jared Goff was going to win the MVP and I wasn’t completely off. He led the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl. They would go on to have one of the worst Super Bowl games in NFL history and that garbage carried into 2019.
Goff turned the ball over in 12 of his 16 starts acting signing the most expensive contract in the NFL in the previous offseason. He went from future star QB that battled Tom Brady head-to-head in the Super Bowl to Blake Bortles in a matter of months. I blame his backup, Blake Bortles.
Biggest Fraud: Adam Gase
Every season there is a head coach who steals a bag from an organization that he does not deserve and proves over the course of the season that they should probably be unemployed. Last year this was John Gruden but in 2019, Adam Gase truly stepped out and displayed his fraudulence.
Gase was hired because he was an offensive ‘genius’. The New York Jets had literally the WORST offense in the NFL. And I don’t want to hear about mono and Luke Falk. Last season Kyle Shanahan, a real offensive genius, had Nick Mullens out here running for the MVP trophy. And the 49ers didn’t have LeVeon Bell.
The Jameis Winston Award For Excellence: Jameis Winston
What if I told you…
Jameis Winston is the first player in NFL history to throw 30 passing touchdowns and 30 interceptions in the same season.
His final pass of the season was a walk-off pick six by Atlanta's Deion Jones. pic.twitter.com/yeMTMBS2Po
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 29, 2019
A king. KING.
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Josh Allen
Some might argue that there is an NFL GM out there that had the No. 6 pick in the 2019 draft and chose to select a quarterback that would’ve been available in the third round instead of selecting Josh Allen when their team desperately needed a pass rush.
So of course Josh Allen would go on to lead all rookies with 10 sacks and had 21 quarterback knockdowns second to only Nick Bosa.
Also, Josh Allen’s over everyone.
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Daniel Jones
I mean, what did you think I was going to say here? 24 touchdowns. Jones had 3 games with 4+ touchdowns. 4 games with 300+ yards. Ignore all of his fumbles. That’s correctable. Daniel Jones had better games in his rookie season than Eli Manning has ever had in his entire Hall of Fame career.
Defensive Player of the Year: Stephon Gilmore
I hate giving the New England Patriots recognition but Gilmore was like, pretty decent or whatever. Whenever there is one cornerback that stands head and shoulders above their peers, they deserve their flowers.
Champ Bailey. Nnamdi Asomugha. Darrelle Revis. Jalen Ramsey.
Enter Stephon Gilmore.
He allowed a 48 passer rating when QBs threw in his direction. He turned quarterbacks into Nathan Peterman. You could just spike the ball all game long and have a fairly similar passer rating.
Daniel Jones Lamar Jackson
Lamar Jackson is the MVP.
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