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2020 Detroit Lions POD Awards: The Nominees

Surely there are some people worthy of the Pridies this year.

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2020 was a year to forget for many reasons, football related or otherwise. On the field, the Detroit Lions put up a 5-11 record, and at times, it felt a lot worse than that.

But if you rack your brain hard enough, there were some good moments to the season and some good performances by individual players. It’s almost impossible to believe that this team was 3-3 at one point in the year and a dropped D’Andre Swift pass away from being 4-2 at that point.

So instead of focusing on the bad—we’ve done plenty of that anyways—let’s focus on some of the positives that came out of 2020 with our annual Pride of Detroit Awards, or the Pridies.

Starting today, you will all have the chance to give your nominees for 10 categories. To nominate someone, simply list them out in the comment section for each category. After a few days, I’ll collect the most popular nominees, and present each category individually with a poll of nominees.

Here are the categories for the 2020 Pridies.

  • MVP
  • Offensive Player of the Year
  • Defensive Player of the Year
  • Special Teams Player of the Year
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Breakout Player of the Year
  • Game of the Year
  • Play of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Pride of Detroit Moment of the Year (site specific)

And in case you were wondering, here are the winners from last year:

MVP: Kenny Golladay (51% of the vote)
Offensive Player of the Year: Kenny Golladay (79%)
Defensive Player of the Year: Trey Flowers (37%)
Special Teams Player of the Year: Jamal Agnew (43%)
Rookie of the Year: Jahlani Tavai (66%)
Breakout Player of the Year: Kenny Golladay (33%)
Game of the Year: Lions vs. Chiefs (55%)
Play of the Year: Stafford splits 4 vs. Chiefs (59%)
Coach of the Year: Darrell Bevell (88%)
Pride of Detroit Moment of the Year: Farewell, Chris (36%)

Alright, let’s hear it. Who are your nominees for the 2020 Pridies?