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2021 NFL Season: Preseason Award Picks, Super Bowl Predictions

Sep 4, 2021, 5:29 PM
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A detailed view of the NFL logo on the field during the NFL game between Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – KSL SportsBeat’s Sam Farnsworth joined Kyle Ireland on the Yards After College Podcast to make preseason award picks and Super Bowl predictions for the 2021 NFL season.

During the YAC Podcast, Farnsworth and Ireland made their picks for #LocalsInTheNFL awards and the NFL as a whole.

The two predicted which teams will make it out of the NFC and AFC and who will win Super Bowl LVI in February 2022.

Preseason Award Picks

#LocalsInTheNFL Awards

MVP

Ireland: Bobby Wagner, Linebacker, Seattle Seahawks (Utah State)

Farnsworth: Fred Warner, Linebacker, San Francisco 49ers (BYU)

Rookie of the Year

Ireland: Zach Wilson, Quarterback, New York Jets (BYU)

Farnsworth: Zach Wilson, Quarterback, New York Jets (BYU)

Breakout Player of the Year

Ireland: Ty’Son Williams, Running Back, Baltimore Ravens (BYU)

Farnsworth: Julian Blackmon, Safety, Indianapolis Colts (Utah)

Comeback Player of the Year

Ireland: Kyle Van Noy, Linebacker, New England Patriots (BYU)

Farnsworth: Kyle Van Noy, Linebacker, New England Patriots (BYU)

NFL Awards

MVP

Ireland: Tom Brady, Quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Farnsworth: Josh Allen, Quarterback, Buffalo Bills

Offensive Player of the Year

Ireland: Josh Allen, Quarterback, Buffalo Bills

Farnsworth: Derrick Henry, Running Back, Tennessee Titans

Defensive Player of the Year

Ireland: Chase Young, Defensive End, Washington Football Team

Farnsworth: Myles Garrett, Defensive End, Cleveland Browns

Rookie of the Year

Ireland: Najee Harris, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers

Farnsworth: Kyle Pitts, Tight End, Atlanta Falcons

Coach of the Year

Ireland: Kyle Shanahan, San Francisco 49ers

Farnsworth: Robert Saleh, New York Jets

Super Bowl Predictions

NFC Champion

Ireland: Green Bay Packers

Farnsworth: Green Bay Packers

AFC Champion

Ireland: Kansas City Chiefs

Farnsworth: Kansas City Chiefs

Super Bowl LV Champion

Ireland: Green Bay Packers

Farnsworth: Kansas City Chiefs

Week 1 of the NFL regular season begins on Thursday, September 9 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys at 6:20 p.m. (MDT). The game will broadcast on KSL TV.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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