The NFL will be nice. It could actually additionally suck – constantly and with out mercy.
And the 2017 season was one of many suckiest years in latest reminiscence. The officiating was constantly horrible, stars like J.J. Watt, Aaron Rodgers, and Deshaun Watson went down with accidents seemingly each week, and President Donald Trump took each alternative to assault the league and its protesting gamers.
So, let’s have fun every thing that was dangerous concerning the 2017 season with the NFL Terrible Awards, a few of the worst personnel strikes, choices, and gamers from the marketing campaign:
Worst teaching resolution
And the award goes to … Sean McDermott beginning rookie Nathan Peterman
Buffalo Payments head coach Sean McDermott could have been the one particular person on the planet who thought it was good to bench Tyrod Taylor for Peterman as a response to his protection giving up 47 factors the week prior.
Catastrophe was predicted, however few may have foreseen how shortly and spectacularly Peterman would implode as he threw 5 interceptions within the first half. If Andy Dalton hadn’t saved the Payments’ season, McDermott’s horrendous name doubtless would’ve ensured one other playoff-less January. – Browne
Greatest draft bust
And the award goes to … John Ross
Billed because the quickest receiver within the draft, the No. 9 total choose contributed zero receptions, zero yards, zero touchdowns, and a misplaced fumble on one speeding try in his rookie marketing campaign for the Cincinnati Bengals. – Chippin
Worst social media presence
And the award goes to … Russell Wilson
Wilson looks as if a superb man, however his Twitter account is like being caught in a clumsy dialog with that bizarre however well-meaning cousin at a household dinner. From his cringy “inspirational” selfie movies to his fixed promotional tweets, Wilson is social media at its worst.
Additionally, do you know Wilson is married to Ciara?! – Browne
Cringiest group celebration
And the award goes to … JuJu Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant
Smith-Schuster thought it will be a good suggestion to recreate his unlawful hit on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict – which landed him a one-game suspension – together with Bryant after a landing versus the New England Patriots. – Chippin
The Albert Haynesworth award
And the award goes to … Mike Glennon
Kenny Britt did not even final one season with the Cleveland Browns, Terrelle Pryor guess huge on himself and misplaced, and the Carolina Panthers in some way paid $55.5 million to Matt Kalil – however Glennon was a free-agent bust that stood far above the others.
The quarterback earned a whopping $18.5 million for simply 4 poor begins, and whereas the Bears doubtless aren’t sweating the associated fee with Mitch Trubisky within the constructing, it stays a mind-bogglingly poor resolution. – Browne
And the award goes to … Gene Steratore and his index card
Steratore utilizing an index card to measure for a primary down within the yr 2017 highlighted an atrocious season for NFL officers. – Chippin
Worst play of the yr
And the award goes to … Corey Coleman’s drop to seal Zero-16 season
Certain, there have been worse performs if seen in a vacuum, however Coleman‘s drop had every thing. It was on fourth down from the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ 27-yard line with the Browns down simply 4 factors and fewer than two minutes remaining, DeShone Kizer made one in every of his finest performs of the yr to keep away from strain and provides Cleveland a shot on the win, and it was the only of catches.
As painful because it was for Browns followers and Coleman, there could not have been a extra becoming finish to Cleveland’s Zero-16 season. – Browne
Most disappointing group
And the award goes to … Oakland Raiders
The Raiders could have been a wholesome Derek Carr proper leg away from going to the Tremendous Bowl final yr, however they regressed to 6-10 in 2017 regardless of a promising offseason that noticed Marshawn Lynch come out of retirement to hitch his hometown group. – Chippin
Worst coach of the yr
And the award goes to … Ben McAdoo
Hue Jackson did not win a recreation, however McAdoo feuded with gamers, dominated with a damaging iron fist, and in some way bought the whole league to really feel sorry for a two-time Tremendous Bowl-winning millionaire by totally botching the benching of Eli Manning. – Browne
Least Useful Participant
And the award goes to … Jay Cutler
Granted, the Miami Dolphins have been noticeably worse within the one recreation they performed with out Cutler, however Adam Gase needed to be anticipating higher than 19 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, an 80.eight passer score, and a 6-10 file when he signed the veteran pivot to a one-year, $15-million contract following Ryan Tannehill’s harm. – Chippin
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