Now that eight weeks are officially in the books, we can assess the first half of the NFL season. Here are the irrelevant midseason awards.

By Ryan Reynolds

As Week 9 of the regular season rapidly approaches, many NFL teams are starting to pave their path. The Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, and Cincinnati Bengals dominated their opposition the first half of the season. It is pretty unusual to witness four teams going into the halfway mark unbeaten, but they are playing some beautiful football.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers are performing as expected, but what about St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley? Isn’t he a rookie coming off an ACL injury? The kid is playing lights out.

Along with the halfway point, comes awards, and if the season was to end at this very moment, here are ESNY’s midseason award winners.

Ryan Reynolds is pursuing a degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Multiplatform Journalism at Sam Houston State University. He is an aspiring journalist and an avid sports enthusiast... it's also the only thing he watches on television.