Denver Broncos 2015 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: ninerswire.usatoday.com & fansided.com

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.

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





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20 hours ago, Jamey Burky said:

I just find it kind of funny how it's slim pickings on the offensive side but the complete opposite on defense

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The Broncos team was mostly the defense doing their job at a high level most of the season. Offense never really clicked with Peyton growing old and switching QB's mid season. Very hard to find an offensive MVP for a struggling offense, but if no one else, give it to a lineman who was the 2nd best PFF performer during the Super Bowl and 3rd highest PFF graded guard the entire season even only playing 12 games.

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It definitely says something about Miller when that team was loaded with defensive playmakers and he was (in my opinion) still the standout. His performance in the playoffs definitely but him over the edge, as evidenced by him winning Super Bowl MVP. Hard to argue with Mathis as offensive MVP with how inconsistent the skill position players were.

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Evan Mathis definitely solidified that offensive line. It's kind of scary to think where Peyton would've ended up in the Super Bowl if Mathis wasn't there. 

Miller is a no-brainer. No one can take that from him. 

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Wish the Hawks had grabbed Mathis last season, still disappointed they couldn't get him again this offseason, even with him being a tick higher in the age category.

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3 hours ago, Rider Ingalls said:

Wish the Hawks had grabbed Mathis last season, still disappointed they couldn't get him again this offseason, even with him being a tick higher in the age category.

Bold Prediction: If the Cardinals win Super Bowl 51, Evan Mathis will retire immediately after.

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16 hours ago, Brendan Walker said:

Bold Prediction: If the Cardinals win Super Bowl 51, Evan Mathis will retire immediately after.

What better time? I could totally see that happening. Go out with a Super Bowl win and still a pretty good player seems like an ideal situation to me.

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I know this is post of MVP for Denver...And there is a lot of talk about their defense, but I don't hear too much said about the Defensive coach, Wade Phillips. He was out of football for a few years, came back and now this team played great D in the Super Bowl. They were probably the best Defensive team in the League.  Why not a lot of love for Phillips?

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2 hours ago, Richard Kagan said:

I know this is post of MVP for Denver...And there is a lot of talk about their defense, but I don't hear too much said about the Defensive coach, Wade Phillips. He was out of football for a few years, came back and now this team played great D in the Super Bowl. They were probably the best Defensive team in the League.  Why not a lot of love for Phillips?

Do doubt Wade Phillips is a huge factor in Denver's success, but the focus of the series was on the players lol

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Von Miller is the best defensive player in football. All due respect to JJ Watt, but Miller seems to play his best when the stakes get the highest, a trait that elevates Miller.

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Von Miller is the best defensive player in football. All due respect to JJ Watt, but Miller seems to play his best when the stakes get the highest, a trait that elevates Miller.

Yeah, butt Watt and Donald play at their highest in any situation. There's not been many linemen, if any at all, that have had the explosiveness that Donald and Watt have. For Donald's case, it seems that nine times out of 10 he breaks off multiple blockers and disrupts the play before it begins, no matter the situation. All due respect to Miller, but I think he's just below Donald and Watt.

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