Last up in the 2013 POD Awards is the category for the Detroit Lions' Most Valuable Player. Here are the nominees:
QB Matthew Stafford
Stafford completed 371 of his 634 passes in 2013 for 4,650 yards, 29 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. He also had 69 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns on 37 carries (with 4 lost fumbles).
RB Reggie Bush
In only 14 games, Bush ran for 1,006 yards and 4 touchdowns on 223 carries. Also, he caught 54 passes for 506 yards and 3 touchdowns. Like Stafford, Bush lost 4 fumbles in 2013.
WR Calvin Johnson
Johnson also played in only 14 games in 2013, but he still managed to catch 84 passes for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns. He lost 1 fumble over the course of the season.
OG Larry Warford
As a rookie, Warford started at right guard in all 16 games for the Lions, and he didn't allow a single sack. On Pro Football Focus, he finished as one of the NFL's best offensive guards with a +22.8 grade.
C Dominic Raiola
Raiola started at center in all 16 games for the Lions, and he also didn't allow a single sack. PFF gave him a +18.6 grade, putting him second in the NFL at center.
DE Ziggy Ansah
Despite playing in only 14 games as a rookie, Ansah finished with 32 tackles and 8.0 sacks. He also had 1 pass defense and 2 forced fumbles for the Lions.
DT Ndamukong Suh
Suh had 49 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 6 pass defenses and 1 forced fumble in 2013. He graded out as the Lions' top defensive player on PFF, and a lot of his best plays didn't necessarily show up on the stat sheet.
LB DeAndre Levy
Levy became a defensive playmaker for the Lions in 2013. He had 119 tackles, 14 pass defenses, 6 interceptions and 1 touchdown.
LB Stephen Tulloch
Tulloch had excellent numbers in 2013. He finished with 132 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 2 pass defenses and 1 interception for the Lions.
S Glover Quin
In his first season as a Lion, Quin recorded 57 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 9 pass defenses, 3 interceptions and 1 forced fumble.