Nov 1, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer (7) attempts a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Offensive Player of the (half) Year
This may come as a complete shock to some, but I’m going to put Brian Hoyer in this slot. It would be DeAndre Hopkins (easily), but I’m going to mix it up and have some diversity for the midseason awards here. Although he had a disastrous start to the 2015 campaign, he has picked it up significantly, and outside of the fail mary interception against Indianapolis to ultimately seal the loss, he has performed tremendously well.
He is completing his passes at a 60% clip with 1,581 yards and 13 touchdowns…to only 3 interceptions. If you watched the pathetic display against Miami, one of those interceptions is hardly his fault. So outside of his very first pass on the season that resulted in 6 points for Kansas City, and a horrid decision at the end of the game against Indy, he’s been immaculate playing the quarterback position. Believe it or not, he grades out at #10 in total passer rating in the NFL midway through this season. Having a top-10 rated passer is something to be proud of, regardless of how he looks to the naked eye. Stats don’t lie.
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