Wow. Screw the Pro Bowl, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is making up for the snub in a big way. He may have missed out on the honor of playing in the most unwatchable football game of the year but he’s getting his fair share of respect from the prestigious NFL Alumni association.
Matt Stafford beat out Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers for the honor of being named Quarterback Of The Year at the 30th annual Player of the Year Awards.
It’s good to see that Matthew Stafford is starting to reap the benefits of his league-elite talent. This award will go nicely with the Comeback Player of The Year award he just won. The last couple of years have been filled with loud mouth hacks doubting him, calling him “Glassford” and calling him a bust, now he’s showing that the Detroit Lions finally have “the guy”. Can you believe it? It’s really happening in Detroit!
In his acceptance speech he thanked his coaches and teammates.
“Wow, this is an awesome honor – I appreciate it,” Stafford continues. “Thank you, first off, to the alumni for voting for me. There are a lot of great quarterbacks that could have won this award and definitely deserved it as well. Any time an award like this is given out, it’s an individual award, but really, it’s won by the team. I couldn’t have done it without the teammates and the coaching staff in Detroit. I’m just happy to be part of that team and be part of this.”
Lion fans, this the first of many, many awards and accolades for this kid, we are watching the beginning of GREATNESS!
Calvin Johnson Beat Out For WR of The Year?
Not to get greedy or anything, but how the heck does Hakeem Nicks win Wide Receiver of The Year over Calvin “Megatron” Johnson? That’s plain retarded. I’m sorry. Calvin Johnson is the most unstoppable force at WR in the game hands down!
This is typical bias towards New York teams and athletes. The craziest part is that Hakeem Nicks might not even be the best receiver on his on own team. What did he do make a huge donation to the NFL Alumni or something? That’s some straight, uncut bullcrap. Wow, that rant just felt so right.
OK here are the rest of the winners…..
2011 NFL Alumni Player of the Year winners
- Quarterback – Matthew Stafford (Lions)
- Running Back – Maurice Jones-Drew, (Jaguars)
- Wide Receiver – Hakeem Nicks, (Giants)
- Lineman - Chris Long, (Rams)
- Linebacker – Aldon Smith, (49ers)
- Defensive Back – Brent Grimes, (Falcons)
- Player of the Year – Maurice Jones-Drew, (Jaguars)
- Lifetime Achievement – Randall Cunningham