Could the Rams McVay, Donald, Gurley be shut out at the NFL Honors?
With the NFL Honors show this evening, the Los Angeles Rams still have one last chance to make an impression on the 2017 season.
In a season where unpredictability was a tandem partner to the remarkable season that was the 2017 Los Angeles Rams, such unpredictability could follow some awards tonight during the NFL Honors show.
One award looks to be a foregone conclusion as league and media favorite, quarterback Tom Brady, has and had the MVP award all sewn up, with his acceptance speech penned and ready to deliver.
Rams running back Todd Gurley won’t be getting that award, and likely not any other.
Los Angeles defensive tackle Aaron Donald, still waiting on a restructured deal from the Rams, could receive Defensive Player of the Year, but former NFC West foe Calais Campbell has been getting a lot of run for that award as well.
As for the one that seems like an absolute lock, first time head coach Sean McVay looks to be a frontrunner for Coach of the Year, but an argument, a good one actually, can be made for Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, who has his team playing Brady and the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
Marquee awards all, but it is hard to believe the Rams could wind up the night shut out of postseason honors.
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The fact is, Los Angeles was part of a compelling season that saw not just the Rams rise up when no one expected it, but an NFC best Eagles team and a shocker in Jacksonville with the Jaguars getting to the AFC Championship game.
Bottom line, it’s not just the Rams who produced a great story this year.
If there is an upside to the potential of a night where even McVay could come up empty, it’s that the long term forecast in Los Angeles looks to be very strong.
Meaning this whole NFL Honors thing could become a yearly exercise for the Rams.