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House Enterprise presents, our 2022 NFL Season Awards

After one of the wildest seasons we've seen in decades, it's time to give out the awards for this year. Instead of me being the one to determine who wins what, I collected votes from the entire House Enterprise team to see who the consensus best players were. Of course I gave my own input as well, but these were mainly determined off of what The House voted on.

Photo: Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers


Season Awards


Listed below are The House Enterprise picks for individual awards, as voted on by contributors of The House.


Comeback Player of the Year: Saquon Barkley - Running Back - New York Giants

Runner up: Christian McCaffrey - Running Back - San Francisco 49ers


Most Improved Player: Justin Fields - Quarterback - Chicago Bears

Runner up: Geno Smith - Quarterback - Seattle Seahawks


Defensive Rookie of the Year: Sauce Gardner - Cornerback - New York Jets

Runner up: Aidan Hutchison - Edge Defender - Detroit Lions


Offensive Rookie of the Year: Garrett Wilson - Wide Receiver - New York Jets

Runner up: Kenneth Walker - Running Back - Seattle Seahawks


Trench Tyrant of the Year: Jason Kelce - Center - Philadelphia Eagles

Runner up: Chris Lindstrom - Guard - Atlanta Falcons


Special Teams Player of the Year: Tyler Bass - Kicker - Buffalo Bills

Runner up: Daniel Carlson - Kicker - Las Vegas Raiders


Defensive Player of the Year: Nick Bosa - Edge Rusher - San Frnacisco 49ers

Runner up: Micah Parsons - Edge Rusher - Dallas Cowboys


Offensive Player of the Year: Justin Jefferson - Wide Receiver - Minnesota Vikings

Runner up: Tyreek Hill - Wide Receiver - Miami Dolphins


Coach of the Year: Brian Daboll - New York Giants

Runner up: Nick Sirriani - Philadelphia Eagles


Most Valuable Player: Patrick Mahomes - Quarterback - Kansas City Chiefs

Runner up: Josh Allen - Quarterback - Buffalo Bills


* - denotes new award

 

CPOY (15 votes)


Saquon had a fantastic season after battling injuries over the past several years. In 16 games, he finished 4th with 1,312 rushing yards, and 11th among running backs with 338 receiving yards, to go with 10 rushing TDs and a 2 point reception. He also finished 5th with 32 rushes of 10+ yards and he also had 820 yards after contact. He was a huge reason why the Giants are back in playoffs for the first time in 6 seasons.


MIP (19 votes)


After a rookie season where he saw the field in 12 games, Fields made massive strides in the pass and run game. He threw for nearly 400 more yards, 10 more TDs, and had a 2.7% higher TD percentage. Add in over 700 more rushing yards on just 4.7 more attempts per game, Fields exceeded all expectations in his sophomore campaign, and that's with minimal help around him.


DROY (20 votes)


Not only did Sauce have the best rookie season in the entire league, he arguably had a top 10 season ever by a cornerback in terms of raw coverage. Through 17 games, he averaged 0.54 yards allowed per coverage snap. The only players with a lower number than that were Trent McDuffie and Isaiah Rodgers, both of which played a combined 708 coverage snaps, compared to Sauce's 642. In comparison to Darrell Revis's incredible 2009 season, Revis allowed .75 yards per coverage snap on 570 coverage snaps. Add in 2 INTs, 14 pass breakups, and only 1 TD allowed due to a miscommunication in coverage, it's clear why Sauce had one of the best seasons from a corner that we've seen in over a decade.


OROY (18 votes)


Garrett Wilson played some tremendous football considering he had to deal with mediocre QB play for most of the season. With none of his main QBs posting a passer rating higher than 76, he still managed to rack up 1,103 yards and 4 TDs on 83 receptions. He also had the most YAC among all rookie at 389, while only dropping 2 passes. He should be a staple in the Jets offense throughout his career.


TTOY (17 votes)


Jason Kelce was the heart and soul of the Eagles offensive line once again. He helped propel Jalen Hurts to an MVP level campaign, as he allowed just 11 pressures on 653 pass block snaps (1.68% pressure rate). He also drove defenders off the ball all season long, as he posted an 89.4 run block grade and helped the Eagles total 2,509 yards on the ground, to go along with a league leading 32 rushing TDs. His play was immaculate and the Eagles are in a great playoff position because of it.

Photo: Kiel Leggere/Philadelphia Eagles


STPOY (15 votes)


Although Carlson had the better field goal rate and was by far the best kicker from 50+ yards out, Bass was uber-reliable in clutch situations. He hit 3 game winning field goals, had 10 total kicks to either tie or take the lead in games, and he went 48-50 on PATs. On the season, he went 27-31 on field goals, giving him a 87.1% make rate. Although this doesn't pop off a stat sheet, Bass's ability to remain poised and win ball games is a major reason why the Bills sit at 13-3, instead of 10-6.


DPOY (25 votes)


Nick Bosa was dominant all season long. In 16 games, he tied with Micah Parsons for a league leading 90 pressures, which resulted in a season high 18.5 sacks and 30 QB hits. In addition, he forced 2 fumbles and recorded 19 TFLs. He was the 5th highest graded defensive player in the league with a 90.9 overall grade, and he was a big reason why the 49ers defense was the best in the league.


OPOY (25 votes)


Justin Jefferson had a monster third year and proved that he is the best receiver in the league. He led the entire NFL with 128 receptions and 1,809 receiving yards, to go along with 8 TDs. He finished 2nd among all receivers at 2.62 yards per route run, and he hauled in a league high 22 contested catches, including a miraculous one-hander to keep the Vikings alive against the Bills. Add in another league high of 632 YAC, Jefferson outshined all receivers this season.


COY (18 votes)


Daboll deserves this award. He took a rag-tag group of players and potential stars, and turned it into a dynamic team with immense versatility. Saquon re-found his footing, Dexter Lawrence had one of the biggest breakout seasons this year, and this offense moved the ball with Daniel Jones leading the helm. The Giants had the 4th best rushing attack, and the defense played relatively well considering they had injuries all over. Daboll changed the culture of a lowly Giants franchise, en route to a trip back to the playoffs


MVP (23 votes)


This MVP could go to a multitude of players, but Mahomes rose above the rest this season. Mahomes led the league with 5,251 passing yards and 41 TDs, even though he didn't have Tyreek Hill. He also had the 5th lowest turnover worthy play rate at 2.3%, to go along with a pressure to sack rate of 10.8% - despite being pressured 241 times, 4th most in the league. His ability to extend plays, avoid sacks, and make mesmerizing throws was on full display this season, and was a big reason why The House voted him as our MVP.

Photo: Associated Press/Godofredo A. Vásquez


All-House Team


QB: Patrick Mahomes - Kansas City Chiefs

HB: Josh Jacobs - Las Vegas Raiders

WR: Justin Jefferson - Minnesota Vikings

WR: Tyreek Hill - Miami Dolphins

TE: Travis Kelce - Kansas City Chiefs

Flex: Stefon Diggs - Buffalo Bills

LT: Andrew Thomas - New York Giants

LG: Joel Bitonio - Cleveland Browns

C: Jason Kelce - Philadelphia Eagles

RG: Chris Lindstrom - Atlanta Falcons

RT: Tristan Wirfs - Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Edge: Nick Bosa - Dallas Cowboys

Edge: Micah Parsons - Dallas Cowboys

IDL: Chris Jones - Kansas City Chiefs

IDL: Quinnen Williams - New York Jets

LB: Fred Warner - San Francisco 49ers

LB: Roquan Smith - Baltimore Ravens

CB: Sauce Gardner - New York Jets

CB: James Bradberry - Philadelphia Eagles

Safety: Minkah Fitzpatrick - Pittsburgh Steelers

Safety: Justin Simmons - Denver Broncos

DB: Patrick Surtain II - Denver Broncos


K: Tyler Bass - Buffalo Bills

P: Ryan Stonehouse - Tennessee Titans

KR: Keisean Nixon - Green Bay Packers

PR: Marcus Jones - New England Patriots

ST: Jeremy Reaves - Washington Commanders

LS: Andrew DePaola - Minnesota Vikings


Honorable Mentions:


QBs: Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts


RBs: Nick Chubb, Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Henry


Receivers: Davante Adams, AJ Brown


O-Line: Zack Martin, Laremy Tunsil, Trent Williams


D-Line: Maxx Crosby, Myles Garrett, Matthew Judon, Dexter Lawrence


LBs: Matt Milano, Bobby Wagner


DBs: Patrick Peterson, Jordan Poyer


STs: Daniel Carlson, Tommy Townsend

Photo: Kenya Allen/PressBox

 

Final Notes:


Some other players that definitely deserve some love are Hasaan Reddick, George Kittle, Lavonte David, and CeeDee Lamb. All of these stars were paramount towards their teams success, there were just some other players at their positions that flat out played better.


We should be in for a wild playoff run, so make sure to tune in and see how some of the studs above perform in crunch time.

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