Updated: Jan 10
Philly Fans, your beloved Philadelphia Eagles are now the NFC East division champions of the 2022 season and have officially secured the number one seed with a 22-16 win over the New York Giants. After failing to secure the number one seed the last two games, the stage was set for this Week 18 divisional matchup, with it all on the line and they got the job done.
This season has been an incredible and an unbelievable one. Most analyst and local reporters had this team pegged as a 11 win team at best, and here they sit at 14-3. Obviously this team has more aspirations than just winning the division, but this roster is going to go down as one of the best rosters in Eagles' franchise history. It's been a very long time since the Eagles have added not one, not two, but four immediate impact players. Haason Reddick is 2nd in sacks, A.J Brown is 4th in receiving yards, C.J Gardner-Johnson is tied for first in interceptions, and James Bradberry is a top 10 cornerback in the league.
Not to mention the amount of team records this team has absolutely smashed during the 2022 season, needless to say, this team is sitting at the cross roads of Super Bowl or bust. With the Eagles securing the 1st seed, they only are two games away from getting to that goal. With that being said, it is time to hand out some end of season awards.
Defensive Player Of The Year - Haason Reddick, Edge.
After a slow start the first few weeks of the season, newly added Haason Reddick settled in just nicely and has truly become a nightmare for offensive lines. Reddick, getting his first Pro Bowl nod, recorded 49 total tackles, 16 sacks, 11 tackles for a loss, 5 forced fumbles, and 3 pass deflections. Needless to say, this is a no brainer and to be honest also should've had more NFL DPOY talk.
Offensive Player Of The Year - AJ Brown, WR.
AJ Brown has instantly become one of the best wide receivers this franchise has had since Terrell Owens. He has been everything as advertised and more, recording 1400+ receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Brown also broke Mike Quick's single season receiving record, and is only 25 years old. Many more great seasons to come from number 11.
Under The Radar Player Of The Year - Miles Sanders, RB.
Considering he got is another player who his first Pro Bowl nod, Sanders quickly got up to 1,000 yards rushing before anyone realized he was having a career year. With Hurts, Brown, and Smith taking most of the spot light, Miles was right behind them all, with 1200+ rushing yards, 11 touchdowns, all while averaging 4.9 yards per carry. The jury is still out on what Philly may do with him in the offseason, but he has been an integral part of the success this team has had in the 2022 season.
Special Teams Player Of The Year - Zech McPhearson, CB
Another candidate for "UTR" player, McPhearson has had a solid season playing special team and has been one of the few bright spots all year long. With 14 total tackles and one sack, McPhearson clamped down on a lot of opposing kick returners from breaking off for big gains. Not sure what this team will do with him in the future, but he has been a big time help.
Comeback Player Of The Year - Brandon Graham
Not only is FPF handing this award to BG, but should've been one of the front-runners of this award from the league. Graham, who is in his 13th season, coming off a major injury, has had a career year. Graham has finally recorded double digit sacks for the first time in his career, totally 11 sacks for the 2022 season. BG will always have a special place in the heart of all Eagles' fans, and he certainly is deserving of this award, has been a staple of this defense in 2022.
Most Valuable Player - Jalen Hurts, QB.
This award was the easiest award to hand out for the 2022 season. With so much doubt surrounding Jalen Hurts if he could be the future, he answered in incredible fashion. Hurts had 3,701 passing yards, 760 rushing yards, and 33 total touchdowns. He also did all of that while improving his completion percentage to 66.5% on the season.
It is not just the numbers that have been put up this season by Jalen, it is the night and day difference of this offense when he is not on the field. It also is is his leadership and his calmness that seems to go throughout that team. At the close of the 2022 season, Jalen is truly him.
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