Here we go with another installment of the NFL weekly QB awards. This was quite a week for QB, full of highlights, strage plays, and injuries. So, without any further ado here the nflnews.co QB award list for week 2:
Hottest Hand Award: Patrick Mahomes
Probably the easiest pick of this week, the reigning MVP exploded in the second quarter against the Raiders this past Sunday scoring 4 TD along with 278-yards. Mahomes finished the game with a total of 443-yards throwing the ball 44 times (30 completions). The scary part is that this is just another day at the office for the young QB. The sky truly is the limit in Kansas City.
Bomb Dropping Award: Baker Mayfield
In the third quarter of the Monday Night Football game between the Jets and the Browns, QB Baker Mayfield switched a running call on the fly to connect with Odel Beckham Jr for a stunning 89-yards TD at Metlife stadium. Overall, Baker and the Browns had a redeeming week, considering Baker won the “Better Luck Next Week” award in week 1, but there is still lots of work left in Cleveland to live up to the expectations.
I Need An Ice-Pack Award: Deshaun Watson
For the second week in a row Watson, and the Texans OL, take home the “I Need An Ice-Pack” award. While technically 5 other QBs were sacked as many times as Watson this week, 4 total sacks, more than half of the sacks on Watson were from the blindside. In two weeks the Texans QB has already been sacked 10 times, so something has to change in Houston and fast.
TD Machine Award: Patrick Mahomes
Another easy pick. Mahomes just went to another level in the second quarter in week 2 throwing 4 TD in less than 15 min. I don’t have much to add here, aside from what I wrote above already. I would like to reiterate that this is becoming normality for the 2018 league MVP, simply unstoppable.
Better Luck Next Week Award: Ryan Fitzpatrick
Maybe for this week only we should rename this award the “Better Luck Next YEAR” award. I don’t think there are enough 1st round picks you can collect to make up for what the Dolphins have put on the field in the first two weeks. Fitzpatrick week 2 performance saw him threw for a rough 89-yards total, along with 3 interceptions, 0 TDs, and 4 sacks. With a league-low final QBR of 23.8, Fitzpatrick had a week to forget to say the least. It’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel for Fitzpatrick, coach Brian Flores, and the Dolphins.