Arizona Cardinals Mid-Season Offensive Awards

By Jaime Eisner
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

After a 24-3 loss on Monday Night Football to the San Francisco 49ers, the Arizona Cardinals are 4-4 and exactly half way through the 2012 season. That means it is time to hand out mid-season awards for the Cardinals offense. (Note this is an editorial and thus my opinion only.)

MVP: Larry Fitzgerald. Through eight games, Fitzgerald has caught 45 passes for 511 yards and 3 TDs. Fitzgerald leads all Cardinals players in yards from scrimmage. He constantly draws two defenders his way freeing up other Cardinal pass catchers. Fitzgerald is an offensive captain and is the most valuable Cardinal on and off the field.

Best QB: Kevin Kolb. Kolb has undoubtedly been the better QB so far this season. In the 5 games Kolb has finished, the Cardinals are 4-1. Kolb has 1,069 yards 8 TDs and 3 INTs in his 6 games played.

Best RB: William Powell. Powell leads all Cardinals running backs with 4.6 yards per carry. Powell has 27 total touches for 131 total yards in five games played.

Best WR: Andre Roberts. Yes, Fitzgerald may be the MVP, but Roberts has been the most outstanding WR. Roberts has 36 catches, 472 total yards and 5 TDs. He also leads all Cardinals wide receivers with 12.6 yards per catch. He has emereged as a true number 2 wide receiver.

Best TE: Rob Housler: Housler has emerged as the premier pass-catching tight end in the Cardinals organization. Housler has 19 catches for 216 yards this season. He is third on the team in both receptions and receiving yards behind only Roberts and Fitzgerald.

Most Improved: Andre Roberts. Roberts is only 15 catches and 132 yards away from matching his total offensive output from last season. He has already more than doubled his receiving touchdowns this year (5) over last year (2).

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