Offensive Player of the Year – Emmanuel Sanders
Outside of the obvious choice as Offensive Player of the Year, Emmanuel Sanders really stepped up in a big way. The team missed superstar wide receiver, Michael Thomas, for more than half the season and it would have been detrimental if it weren’t for Sanders.
After signing with the team this offseason, Sanders was quick to lead the wide receiving corps in receptions (61), receiving yards (726), and touchdowns (5). With one more year on his contract, hopefully, we can see him and Thomas together more next year.
Defensive Player of the Year – Demario Davis
The Defensive Player of the Year for a second straight year is going to Demario Davis. For a team that has had plenty of trouble and turnover at the linebacker position. Davis has been one of the few bright spots that consistently shines on the defense.
He always leads the team in tackles and forces runners to bounce to the outside instead of taking it up the middle. Davis finished with a team-leading 119 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 11 tackles for a loss, and five passes defended. He does everything.