2022 Football Outsiders Awards

Welcome to the 20th annual Football Outsiders Reader Awards balloting. Readers get to have their say in categories both conventional -- like MVP or Rookie of the Year -- and unconventional. We've got the "Keep Choppin' Wood" award for worst player of the year, awards for underrated and overrated players, and of course the "John Mellencamp Must Die" award for most annoying commercial.

Please refrain from writing things like "I don't know" or joke answers such as retired players. If you don't want to answer a question, leave it blank. Those joke answers make compiling the results take a lot of extra time and we would rather be doing something else.

If you enter two names in any of the open questions, we will not count your answer. We won't count answers for "any player on team X" or "any fullback" or some such thing.

Only ballots with at least half the questions answered will be counted in this year's awards.

Please base your voting on the 2022 regular season only, not the playoffs.

Who is the 2022 NFL MVP?
Josh Allen, QB, BUF
Joe Burrow, QB, CIN
Tyreek Hill, WR, MIA
Jalen Hurts, QB, PHI
Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN
Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC
Who is the 2022 Offensive Player of the Year (non-QB)?
A.J. Brown, WR, PHI
Nick Chubb, RB, CLE
Stefon Diggs, WR, BUF
Tyreek Hill, WR, MIA
Josh Jacobs, RB, LV
Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN
Travis Kelce, TE, KC
Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR/SF
Who is the 2022 Defensive Player of the Year?
Nick Bosa, DE, SF
Maxx Crosby, DE, LV
Ahmad Gardner, CB, NYJ
Myles Garrett, DE, CLE
Chris Jones, DT, KC
Matthew Judon, OLB, NE
Micah Parsons, OLB, DAL
Haason Reddick, OLB, PHI
Roquan Smith, ILB, CHI/BAL
Patrick Surtain, CB, DEN
Who is the 2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year?
Tyler Allgeier, RB, ATL
Tyler Linderbaum, C, BAL
Chris Olave, WR, NO
Kenny Pickett, QB, PIT
Brock Purdy, QB, SF
Kenneth Walker, RB, SEA
Christian Watson, WR, GB
Garrett Wilson, WR, NYJ
Who is the 2022 Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Jaquan Brisker, SS, CHI
Ahmad Gardner, CB, NYJ
Aidan Hutchinson, DE, DET
Kader Kohou, CB, MIA
Devin Lloyd, ILB, JAX
Roger McCreary, CB, TEN
Kayvon Thibodeaux, OLB, NYG
Tariq Woolen, CB, SEA
Who is the 2022 Comeback Player of the Year?
Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG
Nick Gates, G, NYG
Brandon Graham, DE, PHI
Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR/SF
Geno Smith, QB, SEA
Za'Darius Smith, OLB, MIN
Who is the 2022 Offensive Lineman of the Year?
Terron Armstead, LT, MIA
Joel Bitonio, LG, CLE
Christian Darrisaw, LT, MIN
Creed Humphrey, C, KC
Lane Johnson, RT, PHI
Jason Kelce, C, PHI
Zack Martin, RG, DAL
Penei Sewell, RT, DET
Andrew Thomas, LT, NYG
Laremy Tunsil, LT, HOU
Trent Williams, LT, SF
Tristan Wirfs, RT, TB
What is your choice for Unit of the Year in 2022?
ATL running backs
CIN wide receivers
CLE offensive line
KC offensive line
MIA wide receivers
NE defensive backs
NYJ defensive line
PHI offensive line
SF linebackers
TEN defensive line
Who is 2022 NFL Head Coach of the Year?
Dan Campbell, DET
Pete Carroll, SEA
Brian Daboll, NYG
Mike McDaniel, MIA
Sean McDermott, BUF
Kevin O'Connell, MIN
Doug Pederson, JAX
Andy Reid, KC
Kyle Shanahan, SF
Nick Sirianni, PHI
Zac Taylor, CIN
Mike Tomlin, PIT
Who is 2022 Coordinator of the Year?
Lou Anarumo, DC, CIN
Eric Bieniemy, OC, KC
Ejiro Evero, DC, DEN
Leslie Frazier, DC, BUF
Ben Johnson, OC, DET
Mike Kafka, OC, NYG
Dan Quinn, DC, DAL
DeMeco Ryans, DC, SF
Shane Steichen, OC, PHI
Who is 2022 Executive of the Year?
Trent Baalke, JAX
Brandon Beane, BUF
Chris Grier, MIA
Brad Holmes, DET
John Lynch, SF
Howie Roseman, PHI
John Schneider, SEA
Brett Veach, KC
Who is your choice for the 2022 Keep Choppin' Wood Award (player who hurt his team most, on or off the field)?
Robbie Anderson, WR, CAR/ARI
Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG
Kyler Murray, QB, ARI
Michael Palardy, P, NE
Matt Ryan, QB, IND
Keith Taylor, CB, CAR
Russell Wilson, QB, DEN
Zach Wilson, QB, NYJ
Who is your choice for the 2022 Keep Choppin' Game Film Award (most ineffective head coach or coordinator)?
Nathaniel Hackett, HC, DEN
Kliff Kingsbury, HC, ARI
Josh McDaniels, HC, LV
Matt Patricia, OC, NE
Matt Rhule, HC, CAR
Jeff Saturday, HC, IND
Lovie Smith, HC, HOU
Alan Williams, DC, CHI
Who was the least deserving pick for the Pro Bowl?
Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG
Orlando Brown, LT, KC
Kirk Cousins, QB, MIN
Trevon Diggs, CB, DAL
Derrick Henry, RB, TEN
Xavien Howard, CB, MIA
C.J. Mosley, ILB, NYJ
Quenton Nelson, LG, IND

Please note that votes in the next three categories can include players who are going to the Pro Bowl as either injury or Super Bowl roster replacements. Here is a link to the original Pro Bowl rosters.

Here are some suggestions for deserving offensive players left off the Pro Bowl roster: Austin Ekeler, Jared Goff, Tyler Lockett, Christian McCaffrey, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Penei Sewell, Trey Smith, Tua Tagovailoa, Andrew Thomas, Jaylen Waddle.

Here are some suggestions for deserving defensive players left off the Pro Bowl roster: Tyson Campbell, Tremaine Edmunds, Dre Greenlaw, Javon Hargrave, Alex Highsmith, Matt Milano, Christian Wilkins.

Here are some suggestions for deserving special teams players left off the Pro Bowl roster: Daniel Carlson, Graham Gano, Matt Gay, Marcus Jones, Keisean Nixon, George Odum, Ryan Stonehouse.

Note: Please don't pick a college player. A good rookie year is not a "breakout year." Also, please don't pick a player who missed most of 2022 due to injury but is already acknowledged as a star. The best format for entering names here is full name and then team abbreviation. For example: "Zach Wilson, NYJ."

Please do not choose a player simply because he is likely to retire. Pick a player who will be on the field in 2023.

Which of the following teams is most likely next season's surprise Super Bowl contender?
Las Vegas
New England
New Orleans
New York Jets
Which playoff team is most likely to miss the postseason in 2023?
Kansas City
Los Angeles Chargers
New York Giants
San Francisco
Tampa Bay
Which of these turnaround units is most likely to keep its improvement and fight off regression to the mean in 2023? (Listed with DVOA rank in 2021 and 2022)
Baltimore defense (28/7)
Detroit offense (29/5)
Jacksonville offense (27/9)
Miami offense (24/7)
New York Giants offense (32/10)
New York Jets defense (32/5)
Philadelphia defense (25/6)
Washington defense (27/9)
Which ad wins the "Get Your Story Straight" Award for best commercial or ad campaign during NFL games this season?
Apple iPhone 14 "Leon the Dead Lizard"
Burger King "Whopper Whopper Whopper Whopper"
Dr. Pepper "Chaos Comes to Fanville"
FanDuel "Cornhole Champion"
Progressive "Challenge Flag"
Progressive "Dr. Rick Book Signing"
State Farm "Andy Reid Mustaches"
Taco Bell Davante Adams
UberEats Sarah Silverman
Wendy's Reggie Bush "Return of Pretzel Bun"
Which ad wins the "John Mellencamp Must Die" Award for worst commercial or ad campaign during NFL games this season?
Burger King "Whopper Whopper Whopper Whopper"
DirecTV "Football Housewives"
Jersey Mike Danny DeVito
Liberty Mutual "Limu Emu Bowling Alley"
Mercedes "Ebenezer Scrooge"
Old Navy Jennifer Coolidge
Progressive "Dr. Rick Elevator"
Spectrum Mobile "Freeeeee"
State Farm "Patrick Mahomes Bath Bombs"
Verizon "Einstein's Network"
Which was the best touchdown celebration of 2022?
CHI: Slip and slide celebration
CIN: Joe Mixon's coin flip
DAL: Whack-a-Mole
DET: Jamaal Williams hip-swiggle vs. Green Bay
JAX: Three Spider-Men
MIN: Bowling celebration
PHI: DeVonta Smith robs the Salvation Army