With the first ever NFL game broadcast on Nickelodeon comes the first ever “Nickelodeon Valuable Player” award. The recipient of the award sure fits with the channel’s goofy and often-nonsensical style.
Receiving 49% of the vote, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky won the “NVP” award. The next highest vote getters were Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (16%) and Saints DE Cam Jordon (8%).
CBS Sports, who worked in conjuncture with Nickelodeon to broadcast the Chicago-New Orleans Wild Card matchup, tweeted the results after the game.
Mitchell Trubisky wins the first ever NVP pic.twitter.com/2tHhcSsvWy
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) January 11, 2021
Mitch Trubisky was hardly the best player tonight.
Suffering a disappointing 21-9 loss, the fourth-year QB out of North Carolina put up the mediocre numbers we’ve come to expect from him — throwing 19/29 for 199 yards and a garbage-time touchdown. Drew Brees finished the game throwing 28/39 for 265 yards and two touchdowns.
Fans in the replies section below were quick to clown Trubisky for the inconsequential award.
Only trophy he’ll ever win
— Preston H.🍊 (@prestonkh_11) January 11, 2021
Mitch > Mahomes, how many NVP’s does Mahomes have???
— Tommy 🥑🚂 (@Taaccardo01) January 11, 2021
After wins through the first two weeks, Bears head coach Matt Nagy benched Trubisky for Nick Foles in a surprising Week-3 move. Foles led the Bears to a disappointing 3-5 record as the starter, including four straight losses starting in Week 7.
Mitch Trubisky reclaimed the starting position in Week 12, going 3-3 through Chicago’s final six games and earning a Wild Card berth.
After battling through a rocky, up-and-down season with the Bears, at least Trubisky has the “NVP” to show for it.
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