There’s certainly a big argument for Hamlin, considering the man literally died (twice) on the field after suffering cardiac arrest last season against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bills safety has since made a full recovery, and is an active member of the Bills’ roster. However, as cool as Hamlin’s story is, the guy doesn’t have any impressive stats to his name this season. He’s only appeared in a handful of games, has only made two tackles in a few defensive snaps, and has appeared on special teams.
Many are saying that Joe Flacco deserves the award, as he was activated for the Browns earlier this month to take over the starting quarterback duties after Deshaun Watson had a season ending injury. The Browns have gone 3-1 ever since Flacco took over, and to make it even more impressive, the man was basically completely out of football before the Browns called him up. Dude was basically sitting on his couch when he got the call.
So, as you can imagine, the Twitter mob has been going berserk over these odds:
Did Damar Hamlin play this year? Great that he came back from what happened but come on
Flacco came off the couch and saved the Browns season. Hamlin played maybe 2-3 games and did little to nothing. I get he came back from what happened to him but he didn’t come back and make an impact for his team which is what the award is for.
Hamlin “winning” any award this year is proof the NFL is scripted. Even with injuries in the Bills secondary,he’s barely played a few minutes all year. Flacco is balling out of his mind after watching the first half of the season at home. It better be his to lose.