Of all the Detroit Lions’ faults in 2019, specials teams was one of the least offensive. Though special teams coordinator John Bonamego was fired at the end of the season, special teams actually remained one of the bright spots for the Lions for most of the season.
Detroit always seems to have a handful of very talented specialists and 2019 was no exception.
Here are your nominees for 2019 Detroit Lions Special Teams Player of the Year.
(See all other award nominations here)
I don’t really need to justify this one. Agnew was the only player in the NFL to return a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown. So instead of words, here’s a visual reminder:
⚡️ @jamalagnew ⚡️— Detroit Lions (@Lions) February 12, 2020
Check out some of his best highlights from 2019! #OnePride pic.twitter.com/DN6QmDsI5z
Overall, it was actually a below-average year for Matt Prater, but that’s only if we’re measuring by Matt Prater standards. His 83.9 percent field goal accuracy was actually the worst of his Lions career, but he was still an amazing 7-of-8 from 50 or more yards, including a 56 yarder in the season finale against the Packers that would’ve been good from potentially another 10 yards.
@MattPrater_5 pic.twitter.com/MeiLHdFvMb— Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 29, 2019
Okay, this feels like more of a legacy award a la The Academy Awards, but why the hell not? Don Muhlbach has played 16 years of near-perfect football as the Lions’ long snapper. If anyone deserves an award on this god-forsaken team, it’s Don “Death & Taxes” Muhlbach.
Who was the 2019 Lions’ Special Teams Player of the Year?
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