Season Predictions

2023 国产探花predictions, midseason edition: Picks to win MVP, DPOY and other awards at '国产探花Honors'

With the 2023 国产探花season at its midpoint, NFL.com's analysts update their predictions on who they think will win some of the league's most prestigious individual awards at 国产探花Honors, specifically:

NOTES:

  1. All betting odds listed below -- courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook -- are current as of 10:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
  2. Odds for Comeback Player of the Year were not available at publishing.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Rank
1
Lamar Jackson
Baltimore Ravens · QB · +400

(10 votes: Abdoo, Battista, Chadiha, Edholm, Frazier, Grant, Jones-Drew, Patra, Reuter, Ross.)


T-2) Jalen Hurts (+400) | 7 votes: Blair, Florio, Gonzales, Magdziuk, Mariucci, Okada, Walker.

T-2)  Patrick Mahomes (+260) | 7 votes: Band, Carr, Cersosimo, Filice, Holzman-Escareno, Sessler, Zierlein.

4) Joe Burrow (+750) | 2 votes: Kownack, Parr.

5) Tua Tagovailoa (+550) | 1 vote: Shook.


Why Eric Edholm chose Lamar Jackson: It's a down year overall for quarterbacks statistically, which leads me to believe voters will consider a more abstract factor: just how much stress Jackson puts on defenses. Doing that consistently against one of the league's more brutal schedules would earn my vote.


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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Rank
1
Tyreek Hill
Miami Dolphins · WR · +125

(13 votes: Abdoo, Band, Battista, Cersosimo, Chadiha, Florio, Gonzales, Grant, Holzman-Escareno, Reuter, Ross, Shook, Zierlein.)


2) Christian McCaffrey (+145) | 8 votes: Blair, Filice, Magdziuk, Mariucci, Okada, Parr, Patra, Walker.

3) A.J. Brown (+500) | 3 votes: Carr, Edholm, Kownack.

4) Jalen Hurts (+3500) | 2 votes: Jones-Drew, Sessler.

5) Lamar Jackson (+3000) | 1 vote: Frazier.


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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Rank
1
Myles Garrett
Cleveland Browns · DE · +200

(16 votes: Abdoo, Battista, Blair, Carr, Chadiha, Edholm, Florio, Frazier, Gonzales, Grant, Kownack, Okada, Reuter, Ross, Sessler, Shook.)


2) Micah Parsons (+180) | 6 votes: Band, Filice, Holzman-Escareno, Mariucci, Parr, Patra.

3) T.J. Watt (+220) | 5 votes: Cersosimo, Jones-Drew, Magdziuk, Walker, Zierlein.


Why Judy Battista chose Myles Garrett: Garrett has 9.5 sacks and four forced fumbles, and he has been the most consistently disruptive pass rusher in the league this season, with bonus points for leaping over the line to block a field goal. He is a true game wrecker, and the overall improvement of the Browns' defense should also help boost Garrett's candidacy.


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OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Rank
1
C.J. Stroud
Houston Texans · QB · -800

(25 votes: Abdoo, Band, Battista, Blair, Carr, Cersosimo, Chadiha, Edholm, Filice, Florio, Frazier, Gonzales, Grant, Holzman-Escareno, Kownack, Magdziuk, Mariucci, Okada, Parr, Patra, Ross, Sessler, Shook, Walker, Zierlein.)


2) Puka Nacua (+700) | 2 votes: Jones-Drew, Reuter.


Why David Carr chose C.J. Stroud: The No. 2 overall pick faced an uphill battle as a rookie in a Texans organization in rebuild mode, but he has matured quickly behind a rock-solid offensive line. Stroud鈥檚 pocket poise, arm talent and athleticism are on display each time he takes the field, keeping Houston (4-4) in the thick of the AFC South race. Oh, and he鈥檚 absolutely delivered in big moments (SEE: game-winning TD vs. Tampa). It feels as though he鈥檚 setting records by the week (his one INT through eight games is unheard of for a rookie), proving the Texans have found their franchise quarterback. He鈥檚 the real deal.


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DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Rank
1
Jalen Carter
Philadelphia Eagles · DT · -300

(18 votes: Abdoo, Band, Battista, Blair, Cersosimo, Chadiha, Edholm, Frazier, Jones-Drew, Kownack, Magdziuk, Parr, Reuter, Ross, Sessler, Shook, Walker, Zierlein.)


2) Devon Witherspoon (+240) | 7 votes: Florio, Gonzales, Grant, Holzman-Escareno, Mariucci, Okada, Patra.

T-3) Will Anderson Jr. (+900) | 1 vote: Carr.

T-3) Brian Branch (+1200) | 1 vote: Filice.


Why Mike Band chose Jalen Carter: It did not take long for Carter to establish himself as a game wrecker at the pro level. Through nine weeks, the No. 9 overall pick has generated 31 pressures, per Next Gen Stats, nearly twice as many as the next-closest rookie defensive tackle (Bryan Bresee, 17).


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COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Rank
1
Damar Hamlin
Buffalo Bills · S

(17 votes: Abdoo, Band, Battista, Cersosimo, Edholm, Florio, Frazier, Jones-Drew, Kownack, Okada, Parr, Patra, Ross, Sessler, Shook, Walker, Zierlein.)


2) Tua Tagovailoa | 5 votes: Chadiha, Gonzales, Holzman-Escareno, Mariucci, Reuter.

T-3) Breece Hall | 2 votes: Carr, Grant.

T-3) Lamar Jackson | 2 votes: Blair, Filice.

5) Joshua Dobbs | 1 vote: Magdziuk.


Why Brendan Walker chose Damar Hamlin: Hamlin's return to football is nothing short of a miracle. After suffering a cardiac arrest in the middle of a Monday Night Football contest last season, he worked his way back to the field and was activated for his first game in Week 4. What a comeback story for a truly inspiring Comeback Player of the Year candidate.


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COACH OF THE YEAR

Rank
1
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell watches from the sideline during first half of an 国产探花preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Dan Campbell
Detroit Lions · +160

(16 votes: Battista, Blair, Chadiha, Edholm, Filice, Florio, Holzman-Escareno, Kownack, Magdziuk, Mariucci, Okada, Parr, Patra, Reuter, Shook, Zierlein.)


2) Mike McDaniel (+375) | 4 votes: Band, Gonzales, Grant, Sessler.

T-3) John Harbaugh (+1200) | 2 votes: Abdoo, Ross.

T-3) Doug Pederson (+2000) | 2 votes: Jones-Drew, Walker.

T-3) Robert Saleh (+1000) | 2 votes: Cersosimo, Frazier.

6) DeMeco Ryans (+550) | 1 vote: Carr.


Why Jeffri Chadiha chose Dan Campbell: It's been seven years since the Lions made the postseason and 30 since they won a division title. They're in position to do both because Campbell has crafted a team in his own image: physical, tough and willing to do whatever it takes to win.


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EACH ANALYST'S BALLOT

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Analyst MVP OPOY DPOY OROY DROY Comeback Coach
Keegan Abdoo Lamar Jackson Tyreek Hill Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin John Harbaugh
Mike Band Patrick Mahomes Tyreek Hill Micah Parsons C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin Mike McDaniel
Judy Battista Lamar Jackson Tyreek Hill Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin Dan Campbell
Tom Blair Jalen Hurts Christian McCaffrey Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Lamar Jackson Dan Campbell
David Carr Patrick Mahomes A.J. Brown Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Will Anderson Jr. Breece Hall DeMeco Ryans
Brooke Cersosimo Patrick Mahomes Tyreek Hill T.J. Watt C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin Robert Saleh
Jeffri Chadiha Lamar Jackson Tyreek Hill Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Tua Tagovailoa Dan Campbell
Eric Edholm Lamar Jackson A.J. Brown Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin Dan Campbell
Gennaro Filice Patrick Mahomes Christian McCaffrey Micah Parsons C.J. Stroud Brian Branch Lamar Jackson Dan Campbell
Michael F. Florio Jalen Hurts Tyreek Hill Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Devon Witherspoon Damar Hamlin Dan Campbell
Leslie Frazier Lamar Jackson Lamar Jackson Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin Robert Saleh
Christian Gonzales Jalen Hurts Tyreek Hill Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Devon Witherspoon Tua Tagovailoa Mike McDaniel
Marcas Grant Lamar Jackson Tyreek Hill Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Devon Witherspoon Breece Hall Mike McDaniel
Tony Holzman-Escareno Patrick Mahomes Tyreek Hill Micah Parsons C.J. Stroud Devon Witherspoon Tua Tagovailoa Dan Campbell
Maurice Jones-Drew Lamar Jackson Jalen Hurts T.J. Watt Puka Nacua Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin Doug Pederson
Bobby Kownack Joe Burrow A.J. Brown Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin Dan Campbell
Michelle Magdziuk Jalen Hurts Christian McCaffrey T.J. Watt C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Joshua Dobbs Dan Campbell
Steve Mariucci Jalen Hurts Christian McCaffrey Micah Parsons C.J. Stroud Devon Witherspoon Tua Tagovailoa Dan Campbell
Matt Okada Jalen Hurts Christian McCaffrey Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Devon Witherspoon Damar Hamlin Dan Campbell
Dan Parr Joe Burrow Christian McCaffrey Micah Parsons C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin Dan Campbell
Kevin Patra Lamar Jackson Christian McCaffrey Micah Parsons C.J. Stroud Devon Witherspoon Damar Hamlin Dan Campbell
Chad Reuter Lamar Jackson Tyreek Hill Myles Garrett Puka Nacua Jalen Carter Tua Tagovailoa Dan Campbell
Marc Ross Lamar Jackson Tyreek Hill Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin John Harbaugh
Marc Sessler Patrick Mahomes Jalen Hurts Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin Mike McDaniel
Nick Shook Tua Tagovailoa Tyreek Hill Myles Garrett C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin Dan Campbell
Brendan Walker Jalen Hurts Christian McCaffrey T.J. Watt C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin Doug Pederson
Lance Zierlein Patrick Mahomes Tyreek Hill T.J. Watt C.J. Stroud Jalen Carter Damar Hamlin Dan Campbell

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