Ted Thompson

NFL Preseason Award Predictions

Can Aaron Rodgers add a league MVP trophy to the Super Bowl XLV MVP he won in February?
<p> Aaron Rodgers for MVP, Mark Ingram for Rookie of the Year, Tony Romo for Comeback Player of the Year and much more.</p>

The 2011 NFL season kicks off with a Thursday night showdown between the last two Super Bowl champions, as Super Bowl XLIV MVP quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints march to Lambeau Field to take on Super Bowl XLV MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers — in the first of 256 regular season games that span from Sept. 8 until Jan. 1, 2012.

Before a snap has been taken, Athlon Sports looks into our crystal ball in an attempt to predict who will be award-worthy after the dust settles this season.