I know its early, but this year the cream has really come to the top. I think there are only a handful of guys who can legitamtly compete for these awards this year as opposed to last year, where it was up in the air until the very end.
MVP: QB Drew Brees. Other Contenders: QB Peyton Manning, RB Adrian Peterson, QB Brett Favre, QB Matt Schaub.
Defensive MVP: DE Jared Allen Other Contenders: DE Dwight Freeney, OLB Elvis Dummerville, FS Darren Sharper, MLB London Fletcher-Baker.
Offensive Rookie of the Year: WR Percy Harvin Other Contenders: QB Mark Sanchez, WR Hakeem Nicks, WR Johnny Knox, OT Michael Oher(yes, he deserves consideration)
Defensive Rookie of the Year: OLB Brian Cushing Other Contenders: FS Jarius Byrd(he has not been getting enough criticism for all the blown coverages and his poor run defense), MLB James Laurnitus, OLB Rey Maualuga, OLB Aaron Curry
Coach of the Year: Marvin Lewis.
What do you guys think? Am I missing any contenders?