NFL players will always say, "It's not about individual awards," and that they "only care about winning."
Those cliches are cliches for a reason: Nobody (including that player's coach) wants to hear a player say he'd rather go to banquets and put trophies on his mantle than win.
Even if NFL players don't like winning awards (and I suspect most don't mind it much), football fans and media love handing them out.
For fans of strong teams, postseason awards are like the cherry on top of a treat of a season. For fans of teams that didn't win often, their standout players winning—or even being nominated for—awards are rare points of pride.
On the doorstep of the 2013 NFL regular season, Bleacher Report's award-winning crew of 12 NFL lead writers got together and submitted secret ballots for 22 different postseason prizes.
From the NFL MVP to the biggest rookie bust, top B/R NFL writers projected winners for all the major NFL individual and team awards, along with a few we made up for the occasion.
Vehemently disagree (or agree) with the choices? Let us know in the comments.
Here are the 12 NFL lead writers serving on Bleacher Report's blue-ribbon panel: