Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill are finalists for 2023 AP awards

The 2023 NFL season is nearly done, as there are just three games left of the postseason before a champion is crowned.

Before the representatives from the NFC and AFC take the field at Allegiant Stadium for this year’s Super Bowl, the league will announce the winners of the AP awards at the NFL Honors.

Two members of the Miami Dolphins are finalists for awards – quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for Comeback Player of the Year and Tyreek Hill for Offensive Player of the Year.

Tagovailoa returned to the Dolphins this season after his 2022 campaign was cut short due to multiple concussions that had many questioning whether or not the quarterback would continue playing the sport.

The 25-year-old responded with his best season to date, completing 69.3% of his passes (career-high), 29 touchdowns (career-high) and leading the league with 4,624 passing yards (career-high) all while leading his team to an 11-6 record and clinching a spot in the postseason.

Other candidates for the award include Baker Mayfield, Matthew Stafford, Joe Flacco and Damar Hamlin.

Hill, before the season, projected that he would become the first wideout in NFL history to eclipse 2,000 receiving yards, breaking Calvin Johnson’s record set back in 2012. While Hill came up short, his numbers were still eye-popping, as he recorded 119 receptions (tying a franchise single-season record that he set in 2022) and led the league with 1,799 receiving yards (breaking a franchise single-season record that he set in 2022) and 13 touchdowns.

The Cheetah will be contending with Lamar Jackson, Christian McCaffrey, Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb for the award.

Winners for these awards and more will be announced on Feb. 8 during the NFL Honors.

Story originally appeared on Dolphins Wire