The RTF Sports writers and show host’s have been more than cooperative with the surveys and forms to help us compose our top 5 skill position players entering the 2020 season and our 2020 award show. After weeks of being pressed to fill answer questions, we have gotten our awards predictions and Super Bowl pick for the upcoming NFL season. This season is poised to be one of the more unusual seasons as we are still in the midst of a pandemic but regardless, we are more excited than ever for football to start. Here are the RTF Sports predictions!!
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Chase Young
Chase Young is one of the more hyped defensive players to come into the NFL in a long time. Chase Young went with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft to one of the worst defenses and probably the worst team in the NFL in the Washington Football Team. Chase Young looks to have an instant impact on the Washington defense and might turn the defensive line that they have into one of the best.
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Clyde Edwards-Helaire
The only running back taken in the first round of the NFL Draft, with the last pick in the first round, was Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Edwards-Helaire is going to one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL and possibly one of the best offenses in the history of the game. Edwards-Helaire was one of the best East-West runners last season at LSU and can be an ideal fit in the Chiefs offense as both a rushing and receiving attack. If Edwards-Helaire has the season that most are billing him to have, we should expect him to win Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Defensive player of the Year: Myles Garrett
The lasting impression of Myles Garrett for most football fans is the night he chose to use a helmet as a weapon, costing Garrett the rest of the season. Myles Garrett has to come back this season more motivated than ever, knowing that he cost his own opportunity to win Defensive Player of the Year last season. Myles Garrett has been one of the best defenders in the NFL since entering the league and looks to take the next step this season.
Coach of the Year: Kliff Kingsbury
If there is any team that can go from worst to first this season, the Cardinals look like the team to do just that. The Cardinals are returning second-year quarterback Kyler Murray and second-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury, both are expected to make major strides this season. Kliff Kingsbury has given the Cardinals one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL and if the Cardinals are in the playoffs, expect Kingsbury to win the Coach of the Year Award.
NFL MVP: Russell Wilson
One of the mesmerizing things about Russell Wilson’s career is that he has yet to win an MVP. Wilson has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL since being drafted in 2012 and has continuously led the Seahawks to the playoffs despite having terrible supporting casts in some of those seasons. Wilson looks to finally win the MVP as he has one of the most complete rosters since entering the league to help him out and is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Super Bowl Winner: Kansas City Chiefs
We haven’t seen a team repeat as Super Bowl Champs since 2003-2004 when the New England Patriots won back-to-back Championships and three in four years. The Chiefs look to be the new dynasty of the NFL. Andy Reid is one of the best coaches in the NFL and finally has the monkey off his back, Patrick Mahomes is playing at a level we haven’t seen from quarterbacks ever in the history of the game, the offense is returning all the stars that brought them the Super Bowl last year, and the improved defense from last season looks to still be one of the best in the NFL (it needs to be noted that the Chiefs allowed 10.4 points per game in the month of December last year). Kansas City will still have a target on their back this year but the road to the Super Bowl runs through the current champions.