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Week 2 is in the books, and week 3 is almost underway. As the NFL has already recognized players with the awards, here are my picks for the NFL Awards.
Offensive Player: Tom Brady
2017 Passing Yards Leaders Through Week 2! pic.twitter.com/ll2df76FXG
— NFL (@NFL) September 19, 2017
Tom Brady bounced back after a bad week 1 against the Saints. He threw for 447 yards and three touchdowns. He showed his dominance by throwing all his touchdowns in the first quarter. Patriots improve to 1-1 and Brady shows that he can still play at a top-tier level.
Defensive Player- Chris Jones
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) September 20, 2017
Jones dominated against the Eagles offensive line. He sacked Wentz three times and picked him off once. Jones destroyed a top 5 offensive line and has earned this week’s defensive player of the week honors.
Rookie of the Week- Kareem Hunt
Hunt once again impressed against the Eagles rushing for 86 yards and two touchdowns while having 36 receiving yards. Hunt was a great blocker to for Alex Smith.
Special Teams Player- Cody Parkey
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 20, 2017
Cody Parkey nailed 4 field goals on Sunday against the Chargers including a 54 yards game-winner. He was very accurate and was 4-4.
Offensive Player- Todd Gurley
Gurley had another dominant week rushing for 88 yards an 1 touchdown and having 48 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. Gurley showed off his strength, breaking tackles and his hops after hurdling a Redskins players.
Defensive Player- Desmond Trufant
Desmond Trufant joins Deion Sanders, Ray Buchanan & Brent Grimes as the only Falcons CBs to win Defensive Player of the Week pic.twitter.com/0U0qLIpMFY
— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) September 20, 2017
Trufant had one of the best games of his career. He held Jordy Nelson to 0 yards receiving while having an interception that set up a Falcons touchdown.
Rookie of the Week- Evan Engram
— New York Giants (@Giants) September 20, 2017
Out of every crisis, comes an opportunity. On a terrible week for the Giants, Engram was one of the few bright spots having 44 yards receiving and the only Giants touchdown.
Special Team Player- Jamal Agnew
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 20, 2017
Agnew iced the Giants with his 88-yard punt return in the 4th quarter. On his amazing punt return, he showed off his strength by breaking two tackles and his agility eluding three guys.
Here are my picks for NFL awards. Stay tuned for more NFL articles.