We’re nearly at the halfway point of the 2018 NFL regular season, which is when everyone hands out their first-half award picks. But For the Win likes to zig when the rest of the internet zags, so we’re going to be handing our anti-awards for the first half of the NFL season.
Forget about the MVP; we’re handing out LVP. Comeback Player of the Year? Boooooring. How about Stepback Player of the Year? Let’s hand out some awards that nobody wants to win…
Least Valuable Player: Blake Bortles, Jaguars
It’s certainly unfair to put ALL of the Jaguars’ problems on one player, but the team’s biggest problem is clearly the quarterback position. With Leonard Fournette out, Bortles has been asked to carry the Jags offense and he’s made it readily apparent that he just isn’t capable of doing so. That’s just unacceptable for a quarterback who is making as much money as Bortles is after signing an offseason extension. This team put its Super Bowl hopes on Bortles and he has let them down.
(Worst) Offensive Player of the Year: Kelvin Benjamin, Bills
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