Predicting the Darkhorse Candidates for Every Major NFL Post-Season Award

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Predicting the Darkhorse Candidates for Every Major NFL Post-Season Award
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Before every NFL football season, especially if a fantasy football draft is involved, fans all around the world try to figure out who will be the “breakout” NFL stars. Aaron Rodgers was a bench-warmer for a couple years behind Brett Favre; now he is the reigning NFL MVP. 

Tom Brady was an afterthought behind Pro Bowler Drew Bledsoe until New York Jets linebacker Mo Lewis changed the fate of the Patriots future. 

Running back Arian Foster started his career on the practice squad, now will surely be a top-10 fantasy pick and in the discussion for NFL MVP as well.

The following list may not be virtually unknowns, but they are NFL players who have longer than average odds to win postseason honors. Certain awards seem to always be awarded to certain positions, example: NFL MVP goes to quarterbacks or running backs. This list will step out of the box and look at players who should be in the awards discussions when the NFL season concludes.

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