NFL midseason awards races for MVP, rookie of the year, coach and executive of the year, etc.. The NFC currently dominating in awards races.
The 2016 NFL season has reached its halfway point for ever team, regardless of bye weeks. That means that it is time to check in on races for the league’s individual awards.
There are some close races for the NFL midseason awards, while others aren’t close at all. In both cases, the second half of the season will undoubtably change many of these races.
Nevertheless, here are my choices for the NFL midseason awards:
Coach of the Year
Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons
There are a few good candidates so far this season, with Atlanta’s Dan Quinn leading the back. Quinn has the Falcons playing dominating football, and they currently have the second-best record in the NFC.
The Falcons have the NFL’s best offense by a wide margin. They’ve scored 37 more points than any other team in the league.
It is on the defensive side of the ball that is Quinn’s specialty, and it is also where he deserves the most credit. That is a unit that is mostly without stars, except for perhaps Desmond Trufant.
Others deserving votes: Jack Del Rio, Pete Carroll