2019 Award Results

Jon Kinsman, YFFL Commissioner

December 18, 2019

2019 was a year full of surprises. Here are the players and owners that shined the brightest:

Most Valuable Player

QB Lamar Jackson - White Guys

The knock on the White Guys was always that they didn't have a quarterback. Lamar Jackson changed that this season. After not starting a single YFFL game in his rookie season, Jackson got the starting nod to open the season and never looked back. A force both on the ground and through the air, Jackson really hit his stride at the midway point of the season as he scored 18 TDs in the final 5 games of the season. His output lead the White Guys to four straight wins to close out the year and win the NFC Wild Card.

Player 1st 2nd 3rd Total*
Lamar Jackson 10 0 0 30
Christian McCaffrey 0 6 3 15
Dalvin Cook 0 4 6 14
Derrick Henry 0 0 1 1
Tom Brady 0 0 0 0

* 1 owner did not vote

Rookie of the Year

RB Josh Jacobs - Huskers

In what many considered one of the YFFL's weaker rookie classes, Josh Jacobs would have still been a stand-out any season. Selected 4th overall by the Huskers, Jacobs racked up 3 double-digit TD games and topped the 100 yard rushing mark five times in his rookie campaign. The addition of veteran Aaron Jones to go along with Jacobs made the Huskers backfields one of the best in the league and was a big reason why they racked up over 700 points on the season.

Player 1st 2nd 3rd Total*
Josh Jacobs 6 4 0 26
Kyler Murray 4 6 0 24
D.K. Metcalf 0 0 9 9
Devin Singletary 0 0 1 1
Daniel Jones 0 0 0 0

* 1 owner did not vote

Macor Misa

QB Jacoby Brissett - Thugs

When Andrew Luck announced his surprise retirement just weeks before the season and then Sam Darnold came down with a case of mononucleosis the second week of the season (future readers: yes, this really happened), any playoffs hopes for the Market Thugs seemed lost. However, Jacoby Brissett stepped in and delivered three games of 3+ TDs to help guide the Thugs to a 6-1 start to the year, which was enough to weather a late season fade and win the AFC Wild Card.

Player 1st 2nd 3rd Total*
Jacoby Brissett 4 3 2 20
Austin Ekeler 3 3 2 17
D.J. Chark 2 3 4 16
Zane Gonzalez 1 0 1 4
Christian Kirk 0 1 1 3

* 1 owner did not vote

Owner of the Year

Mike Kinsman - Buddies & Chickens

"Just Win Baby". While Al Davis coined the term in the NFL, it could just as easily be applied to owner Mike Kinsman in the YFFL. Kinsman brings home his second straight Owner of the Year trophy after guiding the Burger Buddies to a league best 11-2 mark and along with GM Nick Wood, added another division title to the Chickens' trophy case - their 8th(!) this decade. Both teams made important trades (acquiring Tyreek Hill, George Kittle and Emmanuel Sanders), shrewd draft picks (Mark Andrews, Darren Waller, Daniel Jones) and free agent acquistions (Ryan Tannehill, Darius Slayton) to bolster lineups that were hit by a slew of injuries to key personnel, including franchise QBs Patrick Mahomes and Drew Brees.

Owner 1st 2nd 3rd Total*
Mike Kinsman 8 2 0 28
Steve Dugas 2 7 1 21
Anthony Aceto 0 1 9 11
Brian Davidson 0 0 0 0
Bobby Sansone 0 0 0 0

* 1 owner did not vote