Jared Allen was just about the lone bright spot in a dismal 2011 season for the Vikings. For his heroic effort amid general mediocrity, the Fansided NFL editors have honored Allen with the defensive player of the year award.
Jared won FSDPOY running away. His 62 points far outpaced the second place finisher Terrell Suggs, who managed only 23. Allen got 11 first place votes to Suggs’ 2. For the record, yes I voted for Jared. Not a homer pick at all. He deserved the honor. 22 freaking sacks, dude.
The other Fansided winners were as follows. My personal pick is in parentheses:
MVP: Aaron Rodgers (Rodgers)
Offensive POY: Drew Brees (Brees)
Offensive ROY: Cam Newton (Newton)
Defensive ROY: Von Miller (Aldon Smith)
We didn’t pick coach of the year but I would’ve gone with Jim Harbaugh. It’s hard to go with anyone else.