NFL Predictions: MVP Philip Rivers Propels San Diego Chargers

Ethan RyanContributor ISeptember 12, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 14:  Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers passes against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half on December 14, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Super Bowl: Chargers vs Saints. San Diego's defense returns to form and supports the most balanced offense in the NFL. Another great season for Brees and a healthy Reggie Bush mean the Saints finally deliver on their potential. It's not enough to beat the Chargers though.

Philip Rivers wins the award as he leads San Diego to another AFC West title. Rivers leads all quarterbacks in terms of yards and touchdowns while keeping his interceptions down as well.

Runners Up: Drew Brees, Donovan NcNabb

Defensive MVP:
Demarcus Ware. He should have got it last season but is honoured after another consistent campaign. The relentless linebacker puts up massive numbers in a contract year.

Runners Up: LaMarr Woodley, Shawne Merriman

Offensive Rookie of the Year:
Jeremy Maclin. The young wideout strikes up an instant rapport with McNabb and plays a big part in the Eagles redzone offense. Maclin forms an exciting tandem with DeSean Jackson.

Runners Up: Matthew Stafford, Knowshon Moreno

Defensive Rookie of the Year:
Malcolm Jenkins. The 14th overall pick stars in the Saints secondary with big plays and solid tackling. The versatile DB lines up at corner and safety in a much improved Saints defense.

Runners Up: Brian Orakpo, Alphonso Smith

Comeback Player of the Year:
Tom Brady. He is going to have an amazing season which makes him a lock for this award.

Runners Up: Matt Hasselbeck, Shawne Merriman

Offensive Player of the Year:
Matt Forte. The Bears running back follows up his excellent rookie year with another impressive campaign. He could get 15 total touchdowns and 2,000 yards from scrimmage.

Runners Up: Adrian Peterson, Steve Slaton

Coach of the Year:
Jim Schwartz. The rookie coach doesn't work a miracle but his team should win five or six games. He instills a hard working philosophy into his players and there is a vast improvement in the Lions' fortunes.

Runners Up: Norv Turner, Mike Singletary


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