2022 NFL Honors Rams Bengals come up big ahead of Super Bowl, 17 of the NFL’s most coveted awards were handed out ahead of the big game in 2022, and the Rams and Bengals both came away as big winners. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named MVP for the second year in a row and seventh time overall, extending his record for most career MVPs by a considerable margin over Tom Brady (5). But in one of the night’s biggest surprises, both Super Bowl teams walked away with more hardware than they started with.
We’re going to be ready, It’s an exciting time to be in Denver, Keenum said via Ben Volin of The Boston Globe. I knew coming into free agency that there was a chance [the Broncos] would show interest and I was excited about it. Keenum added that he received multiple offers from other teams but knew Denver made sense after meeting with John Elway and Vance Joseph last week.
2022 NFL Honors Rams Bengals come up big ahead of Super Bowl
(Ian Rapoport) On Sunday, Rapoport reported (via colleague Tom Pelissero) that Keenum is expected to sign with Denver. In addition to having a good relationship with Gary Kubiak, who coached him for two seasons in Houston, another appealing factor for Keenum could be having former offensive coordinator Rick Dennison on staff as his new position coach. This will give Keenum a direct line back to some play-calling tendencies and methods that worked well for him in Minnesota last season. If nothing else, Keenum should feel very comfortable during OTAs and training camp working within a framework he knows well.
Furthermore, The Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala tweeted Sunday morning that fellow quarterbacks Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly will compete with Siemian for starting job under new head coach Vic Fangio. No one can take anything away from Trevor over four years here and what he accomplished, general manager John Elway told reporters Monday. He stepped in here and did a heck of a job as our quarterback. It’s unfortunate when you cant get someone to pay you what you think you are worth, but we have great respect for Trevor as a player and person.
Almost certainly not. Gurley finished 2018 with more than 2,100 yards from scrimmage and 21 touchdowns, and that alone is remarkable. But it’s also nearly impossible to repeat, even with Gurley healthy for a full season. The only players to match those stats in consecutive seasons are O.J.
Simpson (1975-76) and LaDainian Tomlinson (2003-04). Since 2000, there have been 51 individual performances better than Gurley’s 2019 total; no player has repeated one of those feats since Hall of Famer Priest Holmes hit for 2,287 yards from scrimmage and 31 TDs as part of a 2003-04 stretch where he averaged 2,300 total yards and 25 TDs per season. Coming back from that level of production will be tough—not just because every defense will know how to stop him or because every play-caller will know how to take advantage of his skill set, but because another injury would be devastating. If Gurley manages 1,600 total yards and 15 scores? That’s still an MVP candidate—and a reason why he probably won’t win both again.
I’m going to be watching my MVP speech from last year a lot and using it as motivation. I want to win. #SuperBowlHype — Los Angeles Rams After having won four straight games against all-but-decided playoff teams after week 16, we finally had a game in which all six of our wins were upsets. Things started poorly: A 75-yard touchdown pass by Drew Brees on their first play of offense put New Orleans up 7-0 with just under two minutes left in the first quarter.
But our team kept fighting, coming back to take a 15-14 lead with less than one minute left in regulation time. On fourth down, they attempted a long field goal that would have tied things up… but Dante Fowler Jr. blocked it! The ball went flying over Kenny Vaccaro’s head and into Odell Beckham Jr.’s hands – Odell hauled it into his gut and sprinted 75 yards for a touchdown! It was our fourth block of the night; no other team had even two in its playoff run so far. We led 21-14 at halftime; Brees took three sacks and threw an interception, while Mark Ingram dropped three passes. Our defense forced them into five more turnovers in the second half, giving us a 38-13 victory!
After winning our third consecutive NFC West title and second Super Bowl, I can’t imagine what it would feel like to get my team back here for the fourth time. It’s an exciting time to be in Los Angeles! We always take great pride in playing at home, but tonight was extra special with our fans showing up in droves for game three of 2022’s NFL Honors. We have many people to thank for helping us be successful year after year. The LA Rams organization wouldn’t be where we are without Roger Goodell and his staff working hard behind the scenes every day.
The city of LA should also give thanks to it because without their support we could not thrive as an organization or city. Lastly, our owner Stan Kroenke deserves so much credit; he has given me everything I need to succeed since day one. Without him, none of this would ever have been possible and 2022’s Super Bowl will likely be another huge success if all goes according to plan. Although I don’t want to jinx anything (we haven’t played that well lately), we look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence and bringing another trophy home to LA next February.
Donald was named both Defensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player, earning him a share of history—only Lawrence Taylor has ever been named MVP and DPOY in back-to-back seasons. Donald beat out Khalil Mack for MVP honors, which were voted on by members of the media. As an interior defensive lineman, Donald faced a lot more double teams than Mack did as an edge defender. But that didn’t stop Donald from finishing with 20 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, and four pass breakups. According to Pro Football Focus’s Steve Palazzolo (via Rotoworld), he also led all interior linemen with 77 quarterback pressures; no other defensive tackle had more than 64.
a breakout star after one year with Eagles: New coordinator Jim Schwartz has revitalized Fletcher Cox’s career. The 2016 first-team All-Pro tallied 8 sacks in his first season under Schwartz, helping Philadelphia’s defensive unit rank No. 6 overall in yardage and No. 5 against the pass. His disruptive play also allowed LB Nigel Bradham to flourish; Cox’s ability to single-handedly draw double teams gave Bradham ample opportunities to sniff outplays. With his contract set to expire following 2018, however, it remains unclear whether Cox will re-sign with Philly.
He turned down an extension during training camp last summer before returning shortly before Week 1 – something he claimed was an accident. It’s safe to assume that won’t happen again, especially since LeGarrette Blount isn’t walking through that door. Given how much success he had within Schwartz’s scheme, Cox will certainly be looking for similar (if not more) money than teammate Fletcher Cox is a breakout star after one year with Eagles made quarterback Carson Wentz look like Joe Montana out there at times. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, getting another tag team partner for him may prove difficult: Kicker Jake Elliott might have been worthy of Pro Bowl consideration after going 27-for-29 on field goals last season – including five from 50 yards or longer.
The Los Angeles Rams
A 10-year journey to 2022 Super Bowl triumph: The LA Rams came away as big winners at tonight’s 2018 NFL Honors ceremony. First, they were awarded two MVP awards—one for Offensive Player of the Year and one for Coach of the Year. And then their season was crowned with a nod as the best single-season in NFL history by Sean McVay himself. On top of that, Todd Gurley took home Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Finally, Aaron Donald is now tied for fourth all-time in Pro Bowl appearances after earning his seventh consecutive trip to Hawaii.
There are plenty of reasons to be proud, but let’s take a look back at how it all started. It was October 6th, 2010 when Stan Kroenke broke ground on Inglewood Stadium. A little more than three years later, Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker would help break in new FieldTurf. On November 30th, 2013, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the people familiar with the situation said there have been no substantive talks between St. Louis and Kroenke regarding relocation. This day marked week 11 of an 8-8 season led by head coach Jeff Fisher who had coached Fisher at Tennessee way back in 1994-96. While many speculated about relocating, fans remained loyal until January 15th, 2014 when over 70% voted to approve funding to build a stadium downtown.
Sean McVay – Coach of the Year?
In his first season as head coach, McVay took his team to an 11-5 record and a berth in the NFC Championship game. He completely turned around a once downtrodden franchise, so much so that many are calling for him to win the Coach of Year Award. One thing that may hurt McVay’s chances at winning is his age – he is only 30 years old. If history is any indication, that’s probably not enough time for him to be considered one of the best coaches ever.
Still, even if McVay doesn’t take home hardware in 2018, it’s hard to bet against him making another playoff run next year. And it wouldn’t be surprising if he wins several more awards over the next few seasons. After all, what other 31-year old has led his team to a super bowl appearance? That’s right: none. McVay should have every opportunity to create a dynasty in LA. Rams fans have cause for excitement—if they can keep their young QB upright and healthy.
Super Bowl LIII MVP AARON RODGERS: It’s no secret that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been on a historic streak since 2016; while he didn’t put up amazing numbers during his team’s loss to the Eagles, Rodgers still did plenty with limited weapons around him.