The 2013 Maffies: Offensive Player of the Year

No contest. Bills fans felt one candidate was superior over the rest, and it’s hard to argue otherwise.

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Fred Jackson is Buffalo’s Offensive Player of the Year. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Buffalo’s Offensive Player of the Year: Fred Jackson

The “InFredible Hulk” finished with 91% of the vote in a landslide victory. Cordy Glenn, who had a terrific year at left tackle, came in second with 4% of the vote. The voting results just goes to show you how highly Bills fans think of Jackson.

Jackson is doing unbelievable things at the age of 32. This season, Jackson carried the ball 207 times for 896 yards and nine touchdowns. It’s just not common for a 32 year old back to average 4.3 yards per carry, but somehow Jackson accomplished this feat. He also proved to be very valuable in the receiving game with 47 receptions for 387 yards and one touchdown.

JJ Zachariason of referred to Jackson as “the ageless wonder” in an article and the name is fitting. A small piece of Zachariason’s article shows just how special of a season Jackson is having in 2013:

But aside from Barber’s fantastic season [2006], you could argue that Fred Jackson, in 2013, is having the best multi-dimensional (rushing and receiving) season from a running back 31 years of age or older since the year 2000.

Zachariason is correct. Jackson is Buffalo’s ageless wonder and very worthy of getting the Maffie for Offensive Player of the Year.


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Ryan Talbot is a life-long Bills fan. He was always Team Flutie, knows that Frank Wycheck's pass was thrown forward and once left a writing position because of Donte Whitner. Ryan has a wonderful wife and two awesome children.

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