Offensive Player of the Year: AJ Brown
1K Always Open isn't a nickname. It's an expectation. Now that A.J. Brown is in his second season in Philly with best friend Jalen Hurts, it's not a matter of if he'll hit 1,000 yards. It's a matter of when he'll reach the plateau.
This season, it took him almost no time. This future Hall of Famer (yes, we said it) is a man on a mission. He is easily one of the most dynamic wide receivers in the game.
Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins might be his biggest obstacle to winning the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year Award, but don't count Brown out. Our guy is red-hot. The season isn't over yet. There's plenty of time to light up a few stat sheets.
Defensive Player of the Year: Darius Slay
If not Big Play Slay, then who? Maybe Josh Sweat? Maybe Haason Reddick? I'm going to give one of the leaders in the secondary the nod here, but Sweat and Reddick have had great seasons.
Conversation has surrounded the Eagles' defense all season, mainly because of subpar play in the Birds' secondary. Most of the time, the chatter has been less than positive, and that's putting things mildly.
When it comes to Slay, you have to give him his flowers. Two interceptions have come at timely moments. One led to a pick-six, and there's still a ton of football left to play.
Say what you want about Philly's inconsistencies on defense, but make sure to keep Slay's name out of the noise. The mentor's role fits him. His leadership is unquestioned, and his willingness to tutor young stars on both sides of the ball makes him an MVP two times over.