The NFL now has a an entire fancy awards show to hand out their end of season awards. Of course they want fans to watch it on TV. Naturally we do. We watch training camp practices and the draft. Saturday night, the eve of Super Bowl 50, will feature the awards ceremony and there are a number of Arizona Cardinals who are considered candidates for awards, but none are actually favorites. Plus we will find out the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class, which could feature at least one former Cardinals player, including quarterback Kurt Warner.
Here is the viewing information you might need to see it:
What: NFL Honors
When: Saturday, February 6, 9 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Arizona time)
AP Most Valuable Player
AP Coach of the Year
AP Offensive Player of the Year
AP Defensive Player of the Year
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year
AP Comeback Player of the Year
NFL Sportsmanship Award
NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
Don Shula HS Coach of the Year
FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year
Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Year
Bridgestone Performance Player of the Year
Courtyard's Greatness on the Road Award
Salute to Service Award
As mentioned, there a few Cardinals who are candidates for some awards.
Bruce Arians is featured on NFL.com/honors with Ron Rivera and Andy Reid as possibilities for Coach of the Year. Rivera is considered the favorite.
Quarterback Carson Palmer is probably going to be in the top three in MVP voting, but Cam Newton is the favorite.
Tyrann Mathieu is a Defensive Player of the Year candidate. J.J. Watt, Aaron Donald and Josh Norman are also a possibility. Patrick Peterson should be considered.
David Johnson is among the top offensive rookies, but it is considered a three-man race between Todd Gurley, Amari Cooper and Jameis Winston.
Carson Palmer is also a Comeback Player of the Year candidate. He might be the top candidate. Adrian Peterson is also at the top of the list.