Listen to Colin Cowherd and former NFL Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison debate which players are most deserving to win the league’s most notable regular season awards in 2019.
For the NFL’s MVP, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson are the two overwhelming favorites for the award with Saints’ wide receiver Michael Thomas a distant third. Jackson has the better numbers for a Ravens team favored to win the Super Bowl, but Wilson has led an improbable Seahawks team with 10 less Pro Bowlers than Baltimore all the way to number 1 seed in the loaded NFC.
For the Coach of the Year award you’ve got names the likes of Mike Tomlin, who has an incredibly undermanned Steelers team in the playoffs if the season ended today, John Harbaugh, who has transformed the Ravens offense into the most unstoppable system in the NFL, Sean McDermott, who has led a Bills team to 10 wins for the first time since 1999, Pete Carroll, who has shockingly led the good but not great Seahawks roster to the top seed in the NFC, Kyle Shanahan, who has been responsible for one of the league's biggest turnarounds in San Francisco, and Sean Payton, who has the Saints at 11-3 in a season where Drew Brees missed nearly a month and a half of action.
For Offensive Rookie of the Year you’ve got Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, who ranks 14th in the league in QBR, and Raiders running back Josh Jacobs, who ranks 6th in the league in rushing.
For Defensive Player of the Year, you’ve got crowded group of players the likes of Bobby Wagner, Stephon Gilmore, Tre’Davious White, Shaquil Barrett, T.J. Watt, Aaron Donald, Chandler Jones, and Joey Bosa.
Check out the video above as Colin and James debate.