Below you'll find the annual Saints Nation player awards for 2013. The awards are all chosen by me, largely influenced by the player grades, and I've included the 2012 winners for comparison's sake. The Saints Nation rule: if you are chosen as the MVP, you cannot be chosen as the player of the year for your unit, and you cannot win more than one award. The MVP is back in the deserving hands of Drew Brees after taking a year off from that honor. I have to give a shout out to Akiem Hicks, too, as it was extremely close for most improved between him and Galette. Truly that one could have gone either way and I wrestled with it. Congratulations to the winners!
Saints' MVP: Drew Brees (2012 winner: Thomas Morstead)
Saints Offensive Player of the Year: Jimmy Graham (2012 winner: Drew Brees)
Saints Defensive Player of the Year: Cameron Jordan (2012 winner: Curtis Lofton)
Saints Special Teams Player of the Year: Thomas Morstead (2012 winner: Garrett Hartley)
Saints Rookie of the Year: Kenny Vaccaro (2012 winner: Akiem Hicks)
Saints Most Improved Player of the Year: Junior Galette (2012 winner: Cameron Jordan)
Saints Comeback Player of the Year: David Hawthorne (2012 winner: David Thomas)