2023 NFL awards predictions

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Bijan Robinson

If he’s used properly in Atlanta, this could be a 1,000 yard season — both rushing and receiving.

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Emmanuel Forbes

If Washington’s defense does what I think it will in 2023, Forbes could prove his collegiate penchant for the Pick 6 can also be his calling card in the pros.

Offensive Player of the Year: Lamar Jackson

Surrounded by more weapons than he’s ever had in his pro career, Jackson silences his critics and contends for MVP.

Defensive Player of the Year/Comeback Player of the Year: T.J. Watt

The last time Watt was healthy for a full season, he tied the single season sack record and won Defensive Player of the Year. Both could again be true in 2023.

MVP: Aaron Rodgers

He won it twice with Nathaniel Hackett as his offensive coordinator in Green Bay, where the Packers were expected to win. The two are reunited, and Rodgers leading a team with the longest postseason drought to the playoffs — especially via winning one of the toughest divisions in the league — will almost assuredly add another MVP to his trophy case.

Coach of the Year: Mike Tomlin

I predicted Pittsburgh to win 12 games. If they do that, Tomlin should be the unanimous choice to win an award he has yet to win but should have by now.

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Rob Woodfork

Rob Woodfork is WTOP's Senior Sports Content Producer, which includes duties as producer and host of the DC Sports Huddle, nightside sports anchor and sports columnist on WTOP.com.

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