For all three of my readers, I apologize for being behind on the Otto’s, and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, click here to get the back story on our very own award.
We’re five games into the season and already in mid-October, and because we’re behind, we’re going to make it up by doing the Otto’s for the month of September for now. If possible, we’ll go back to the weekly blog.
For now, here we go for the month of September. In honor of Tom Brady’s horrendous, uncalled for, unjustified BS suspension, we’re going with a top four only instead of top five for this first write up of the new season.
Honorable mention goes to Sam Bradford, who has played well in Minnesota so far this season. Four games in, they Vikings are undefeated, Bradford hasn’t thrown an interception, and above all, he’s stayed healthy (not making fun of him at all, he’s a good dude, you’ve got to root for someone like Sam).
4- Dak Prescott, Cowboys
Admit it……ok I will then. As soon as Tony Romo stayed down in Seattle, I thought Dallas was done. At best I thought, if/when Romo came back, the Cowboys would be a team that won at least two games- after four games, Dallas is 3-1, and Dak has been solid. He doesn’t throw interceptions, rarely makes mistakes, and has been a proficiency machine, completing almost 70% of his passes. He’s also scored five times in four games (three through the air and twice on the ground). His touchdown stats may not wow people, but the level he’s playing at is.
3- Carson Wentz, Eagles
Even before the season started, many, many, many football fans and pundits had already written off just how bad the Eagles were going to be, thanks in large part to the purge cause by Chip Kelly. Four weeks into the season, the Eagles are in first place, and their rookie QB has looked good. Wentz has fired 7 touchdown passes to just a single INT, while completing 67% of his passes. Philly’s only blemish on the season is a 1-point loss to the Lions last week, in which Wentz threw his first interception on the season.
2- Derek Carr, Raiders
Carr has blossomed into one of the best young QBs in the league, and he’s got the supporting cast on offense to lead the Raiders to the playoffs. In Week 1, he drove Oakland downfield late in the 4th quarter for the game tying touchdown, but instead of tying the game with an extra point kick, the Raiders gambled and Carr delivered on a pass to Michael Crabtree for the game winner. Against the Ravens three weeks later, Carr fired four touchdown passes, including the game winner to Crabtree again, as the Raiders moved to 3-1 on the season. Through four games, Carr has thrown 9 touchdown passes to just a single interception.
1- Matt Ryan, Falcons
In the first four games of the season, Matt Ryan, how can I put this, shredded defenses. Literally, he tore them apart like Brock Lesnar did to John Cena at SummerSlam 2014. That bad. Ryan after four games, is on pace to throw for almost 6,000 yards and 44 touchdowns, and oh yeah, the Falcons are in sole possession of first place. Ryan annihilated the defending NFC Champion Panthers to the tune of 500 yards and four scores and is the leader in the Automatic Otto’s one month into the 2016 season.