Miami Dolphins 2015 Team MVP Awards


Brendan Walker
Pro Football Spot writers and analysts took matters into their own hands and voted on which players were the MVPs on both the offense and defensive sides for the 2015 football season. | Photo Credit: NFL.com

Offensive Player of the Year: Jarvis Landry

Position: Wide Receiver

Receptions: 110

Yards: 1,157

Average: 10.5 yards/rec

Touchdowns: 4

“The one consistently great player for the Miami Dolphins on the offensive side of the football in 2015 was wide receiver Jarvis Landry.  Landry, the former LSU Tiger, made exhilarating catches all season long, while continuing to have some of the shiftiest moves in the NFL.  Although the touchdown numbers were not necessarily impressive, Landry was 4th in the league in receptions (110) and 6th in the league in yards after the catch (YAC; 547).  Not to mention, Landry has been Ryan Tannehill’s go-to target for first downs – Jarvis was tied for 12th in the NFL in first downs (60).  In his second year in the league, Landry has made the Pro Bowl each season.  Jarvis Landry was named co-winner of the Dan Marino Most Valuable Player Award by his teammates and the Dolphins organization, sharing the honor with safety Reshad Jones.  Disappointingly, the Dolphins did not make the playoffs and live up to the hype this season, but Dolphin fans have much to look forward to with the fantastic play of wide receiver Jarvis Landry.”

---Cole Coyle (@charcole19)

 

Defensive Player of the Year: Reshad Jones

Position: Safety

Solo Tackles: 106

Assisted Tackles: 29

Sacks: 2

Passes Defended: 10

Interceptions: 5

Touchdowns: 2

In an ugly year for the Dolphins defense that saw them finish in the bottom third of the NFL in every major statistical category, but the lone bright spot was the play of Reshad Jones at safety. This was Jones 6th season in Miami since being drafted out of Georgia, and it was by far his best. Ranked, as the 3rd best safety overall by Pro Football Focus, Jones was a force against both the run and the pass. Not only did he lead the Dolphins in tackles with 135, which was also good enough for 4th in the entire league, but he also led the team in interceptions with 5. To top it all off he was able to turn his interceptions into points, bringing two of them back to the house. Despite the spectacular season he had on South Beach, Jones was not elected to the Pro Bowl. Reshad Jones efforts didn’t go unnoticed by his teammates however; he was named the co-winner of the Dan Marino Dolphins Team MVP award. This offseason the Dolphins will use him as a cornerstone to try and build a revamped secondary around.”

---Paul Malamood (@therealmoody82)

 

The Miami Dolphins finished the regular season with a 6-10 record and will have the 8th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

 

 

Brendan Walker is an NFL Analyst for Pro Football Spot. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @b_dog_walker





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On 5/31/2016 at 1:00 PM, Sebastian Gonzalez said:

Yeah Landry was amazing this year, in my opinion he is better than Odell Beckham Jr. Similar style of play but better, more consistent

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I don't know if he's better, but not far behind either. I went back and forth on them coming out of college, but really dug both of them. 

As for defense, Reshad Jones is definitely a great choice and has seemed pretty under the radar from a league wide standpoint for a while now.

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Jones is a baller at S. Those numbers are nothing short of impressive. And Landry is a given, considering there's nothing else on the offense that really keeps up.

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