Offensive Player of the Year: Evan Mathis

  • Position: Offensive Guard
  • Games Started: 12
  • Penalties: 2
  • Penalty Yards: 15
  • Sacks Allowed: 3.5


“With the Denver Broncos offensive inconsistency in 2015, Evan Mathis was the team’s rock. Mathis played through injuries and his player grade of 89.6 was good enough for number three among guards from Pro Football Focus. While it is rare for an interior lineman to win offensive MVP, consistency is the name of the game in the NFL. Mathis had a great year, but this award is just as much a referendum on the Broncos offensive skill player’s poor production in 2015.”

—Joe Pollock (@macpock)


Defensive Player of the Year: Von Miller

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Solo Tackles: 30
  • Assisted Tackles: 5
  • Sacks: 11
  • Forced Fumbles: 4
  • Fumbles Recovered: 3
  • Passes Defended: 1


“Being the MVP of the number one defense in football is no small achievement. Pro Football Focus ranked Von Miller the number two edge rusher in 2015, just behind Kahlil Mack. While players like Danny Trevathan and Brandon Marshall have better raw numbers, they will be the first to tell you that they couldn’t have had the year they did without Miller’s contributions. Von Miller is the cornerstone in what has become a historically good Broncos defense and would likely be the defensive MVP on any team in the league.”

—Joe Pollock (@macpock)


The Denver broncos finished the regular season with a 12-4 record and will have the 31st pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.