The NFL will distribute its highest honors the day before the Super Bowl, with close races for MVP, Rookie of the Year and other awards. Mike Sando's final MVP Watch list had a three-way competition at the top among Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson, although Peterson's near-record-breaking performance might push him over the top in your estimation. There are more deserving candidates than we know what to do with. Who's your pick for each award?
Most Valuable Player
Manning and Brady both had their typically excellent seasons, but Peterson ran roughshod over opponents despite an anemic passing attack and weak offensive line.
This season heralded the breakout of a number of young, mobile rookie quarterbacks, with Griffin, Luck and Wilson leading the pack.
Luke Kuechly was one of the bright spots on an improving Panthers defense, but was he the best of a group of impressive rookie defenders?
Coach of the Year
Bruce Arians did an impressive job taking over for Chuck Pagano during Pagano's absence due to illness, leading the Colts to the playoffs.