If the season ended today, the 49ers would have a first-round bye. If your head is still attached to your body after receiving that information, peruse our award winners through six weeks…
MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Packers — The Packers have the best record in the league and are clearly the top team in the NFL through six weeks. Rodgers is their leader and their best player. I can’t imagine anyone in football would vote for anyone but Rodgers at this point in time.
Offensive player of the year: Rodgers — The numbers are insane, too. In fact, few quarterbacks in NFL history have been as consistently spectacular as Rodgers thus far. He set a new record Sunday by posting a 110-plus passer rating for the sixth time in as many games to start a campaign.
Defensive player of the year: Jared Allen, Vikings — Thought he’d do even more against the Bears’ terrible offensive line, but J’Marcus Webb held his ground and Allen was only able to get to Jay Cutler once. Still, he leads the league with 9.5 sacks, keeping him on pace to break Michael Strahan’s single-season sack record (22.5).
Offensive rookie of the year: Andy Dalton, Bengals — While Cam Newton is easily your fantasy football rookie of the year, Dalton has been more efficient, less mistake prone and more victorious in actual football.
Defensive rookie of the year: Ryan Kerrigan, Redskins — Held sack-less against the Eagles, but he might have been the best Washington defender on the field in a losing effort. Also in this race are Aldon Smith, who’s been tearing it up for the surprising 49ers, and Von Miller, who already has five sacks in Denver.
Comeback player of the year: D’Qwell Jackson, Browns — Led the team with nine more tackles Sunday, giving him 49, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in five games. Pretty good for a guy who missed all but six games the last two seasons due to torn pectoral muscles.
Coach of the year: Jim Harbaugh, 49ers — The man who took the Stanford Cardinal from pretty much worst to pretty much first in just three years is turning around the 49ers at an unbelievable rate. Harbaugh’s first season in San Fran might be the top storyline of the 2011 season at this point.
Executive of the year: Rick Smith, Texans — Not penalizing him for a road loss to the Ravens without his top two players.