With the Packers wildly inconsistent 2022 season now over it’s now time to hand out the season awards.
Game of the season: Packers 41-17 Vikings
From a Packers fan’s point of view this game was absolute perfection.
Starting off with a 105 yard kick off return touchdown from Keishon Nixon this game snowballed into the ultimate win against the Vikings at Lambeau.
While defensive coordinator Joe Barry faced much criticism during the 2022 his defence was absolutely dominant in week 17 in a performance which saw Kirk Cousins sacked twice (one of those being a strip sack and recovery by Kenny Clark) and picked off three separate time with one them being a 75 yard touchdown return by Darnell Savage.
Kirk Cousins was subsequently benched with the score at 41-3 in the fourth quarter, couldn’t wish for a better game.
Offensive player of the year: Aaron Jones
Despite the offense taking a step back overall this season Aaron Jones showcased that is he still one of the league’s top running backs.
In 2022 Aaron Jones had 1,121 rushing yards on 213 giving him an average of 5.2 yards per carry ranking him second amongst all running backs in the league.
Jones also had a further 395 receiving yards on 59 receptions.
Defensive player of the year: Jaire Alexander
Jaire Alexander showed exactly what the Packers had missed the previous season whilst the was sidelined with an injury.
Alexanders’ performances at cornerback were nothing short of spectacular which saw him voted in to his second ever pro bowl.
Some of Alexander’s best moments of the season include locking down Justin Jefferson at Lambeau, doing his signature girddy celebration against him in the process, and the interception in Miami which led to “that” postgame interview.
Rookie of the year: Christian Watson
Things started out pretty bleak for Watson after his trust with Aaron Rodgers wavering after the opening play of the season drop at Minnesota.
But everything changed in week 7 at home to Cowboys where Watson would catch 3 touchdowns in the same game and then go on an incredible run to finish off the season with 9 total touchdowns rebuilding his trust with Rodgers as the teams main deep threat.
Special teams player of the year: Keishon Nixon
When Nixon took over kick return duties from Amari Rodgers it completely changed the game for Rich Bisacia’s special teams unit.
Nixon has returned 41 kickoffs for 1,039 yard’s averaging 25.3 yards per return including the 105 yard touchdown against the Vikings and the 93 yard return in Miami.