2009 NFL Preseason Lester Awards

by Ryan Lester of Lester’s Legends

With the 2009 NFL Season ready to kick off in a few weeks, I decided it was a good time to get my predictions out there.

MVPTom Brady
Tom Brady once again takes the league by storm to lead the Patriots to the best record.
Runner Up:  Peyton Manning

Offensive Rookie of the YearKnowshon Moreno
Knowshon has the clearest path to the starting job.  He’ll put up big numbers for the Broncos.
Runner-up:  Percy HarvinDefensive Rookie of the Year: Aaron Curry
Curry will lead all Rookies in tackles.
Runner-up:  Rey Maualuga

Comeback Player of the YearTom Brady
If he’s back to form, there isn’t any competition.
Runner-up:  Rashard Mendenhall

Defensive Player of the Year: Patrick Willis
Willis racks up 140+ tackles for the third straight year.
Runner-up:  DeMarcus Ware

Most Improved PlayerRay Rice
Rice will shine as Baltimore’s starting Tailback.
Runner-up:  Trent Edwards

Coach of the Year: Gary Kubiak
The Texans could make a push for a playoff berth this year.
Runner-up:  Andy Reid

All-Lester First Team
Tom Brady
Adrian Peterson
Michael Turner
Larry Fitzgerald
Andre Johnson
Jason Witten
Nate Kaeding

Postseason Predictions:
AFC Division Winners:
Indianapolis Colts
New England Patriots
Pittsburgh Steelers
San Diego Chargers

AFC Wildcards:
Tennessee Titans
Houston Texans

NFC Division Winners:
New York Giants
Minnesota Vikings
Atlanta Falcons
Arizona Cardinals

NFC Wildcards:
Philadelphia Eagles
Green Bay Packers

Super Bowl:
New England Patriots over New York Giants

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