I think Waddle deserves an honorable mention.
Peter King (FMIA) wrote:
Offensive Players of the Weekhttps://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... eter-king/
Tua Tagovailoa, quarterback, Miami. He will have starrier games in the NFL, but what made Tagovailoa’s performance in the 33-10 rout of the Panthers so good was the complete control he had over the Miami offense. He threw four incompletions all day (27 of 31, 230 yards, one TD, zero picks) and continued to build the type of chemistry with Jaylen Waddle that GM Chris Grier and coach Brian Flores envisioned when they made him the sixth pick in the draft last April.
Leonard Fournette, running back, Tampa Bay
Joe Mixon, running back, Cincinnati.
Defensive Players of the Week
Jaelan Phillips, linebacker, Miami. The first great NFL game (of many, Miami hopes) for the 2021 first-round rusher came in a dominating defensive performance for the Dolphins. Three sacks, one pass-defensed, four tackles. More of that, please, say fans who’ve been waiting for the next Jason Taylor or at least Cam Wake.
Pat Surtain II, cornerback, Denver
Derwin James, safety, L.A. Chargers.
John Franklin-Myers, defensive lineman, N.Y. Jets.