NFL Midseason Awards

By Akiva Wienerkur November 8, 2022

NFL Midseason Awards

This is one of the better NFL awards seasons in recent memory. There are excellent rookies at virtually every position but QB, there have been a number of incredible coaching jobs, especially in New York, and the MVP race is wide open. Here are our picks for the seven major awards. 


  1. Patrick Mahomes (+185)
  2. Josh Allen (+310)
  3. Jalen Hurts (+250)

If you are one of the few people holding a Tua Tagovailoa for MVP ticket, just know that hopes are still alive. 

Coach of the Year

1. Pete Carroll (+700)

2. Mike McDaniel (+1400)

3. Nick Sirianni (-125)

Sirianni is the odds-on favorite and what he has done is great but he also probably has the best team. Carroll has taken a team that was supposed to be tanking and has them leading the division that had both NFC title game participants in January. Seattle is now down from the longest shot in the league to +4500 to win the Super Bowl.

Pete Carroll celebrates a win
Coach of the Year? Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive Player of the Year

  1. Tyreek Hill (+300)
  2. Jalen Hurts (+390)
  3. Lamar Jackson (+1000)

Hill is on pace for 2,085 receiving yards, which is over 100 yards better than Calvin Johnson’s single season record of 1,964.

Defensive Player of the Year

  • Micah Parsons (+250)
  • Matthew Judon (+1400)
  • Nick Bosa (+1000)

These are media awards and the Cowboys bump that you see every week in their line extends to player awards. Parsons deserves it anyway, though. 

Offensive Rookie of the Year

  1. Kenneth Walker (+100)
  2. Dameon Pierce (+200)
  3. Chris Olave (+600)

This is really a two horse race between Walker and Pierce.

Defensive Rookie of the Year

  1. Sauce Gardner (+100)
  2. Tariq Woolen (+200)
  3. Aidan Hutchinson (+1400)

With Sauce, Woolen, and Jack Jones, plus Kaiir Elam and Derek Stingley, this could be one of the best CB classes of all time. 

QBs keep getting sauced. Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Comeback Player of the Year

  1. Geno Smith (-125)
  2. Saquon Barkley (+150)
  3. Brian Robinson Jr. (No odds)

I can’t remember another NFL story like Geno, who last played regularly eight years ago and was pretty bad then for what it’s worth. 

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