NFL Announces Nominees for Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year
Fan vote closes February 1st
The National Football League today announced the five finalists for the 2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR. The “Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Year” is the best performer or performance of the year that represents strength in key moments.
2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
|Week 7||Carson Wentz throws four touchdowns in Eagles’ win|
|Week 10||Mark Ingram’s 131 rush yards and three touchdowns in Saints’ win|
|Week 11||Drew Brees throws for 385 yards in Saints’ overtime win|
|Week 12||Antonio Browns’ 169 receiving yards in Steelers’ win|
|Divisional Playoffs||Stefon Diggs’ 61-yard game-winning touchdown in Vikings’ win|
Fans can vote for one of these five performers on NFL.com/Castrol-EDGE through Thursday, February 1 to determine the 2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR.
The winner of the 2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR will be announced at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Feb. 3, the night before Super Bowl LII, at 9PM ET/PT on NBC.
The five finalists were selected among 17 of the most memorable Castrol EDGE Clutch Performers during the 2017 NFL season. Each week the NFL selected five nominees for the performers of the week in which the fans voted for the winner on NFL.com/Castrol-EDGE.
“Castrol® EDGE® is known for its strength under severe pressure, maximizing your car’s performance,” said Kerim Kermen, Castrol’s vice president of marketing, Americas region. “These five finalists for the Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the year have proven their strength under pressure to lead their teams to thrilling victories. They are five individuals who have helped make this another exciting NFL season.”
A closer look at the nominees:
Week 7 – Carson Wentz throws four touchdowns in Eagles’ win:
Wentz completed 17 of 25 passes for 268 yards and four touchdowns for a 126.3 passer rating in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 34-24 victory over the Washington Redskins.
Week 10 – Mark Ingram’s 131 rush yards and three touchdowns in Saints’ win:
Ingram rushed for 131 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns in the New Orleans Saints’ 47-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. He joined George Rogers (November 8, 1981) and Ricky Williams (October 22, 2000) as the only Saints players to rush for at least 130 yards and three touchdowns in a game.
Week 11 – Drew Brees throws for 385 yards in Saints’ overtime win:
Brees completed 29 of 41 passes for 385 yards and two touchdowns for a 106.2 passer rating in the New Orleans Saints’ 34-31 overtime win against the Washington Redskins. He helped the Saints become the first team in the Super Bowl era to win its next eight games immediately following an 0-2 start.
Week 12 – Antonio Brown’s 169 receiving yards in Steelers’ win:
Brown recorded 10 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-28 win over the Green Bay Packers. The performance marked Brown’s fifth game with 10+ receptions and 100+ yards and he became the first player in NFL history to record five such games in multiple seasons (2015).
Divisional Playoffs – Stefon Diggs’ 61-yard game-winning touchdown in Vikings’ win
Diggs caught six passes for 137 yards and scored a 61-yard touchdown as time expired to lift the Vikings over the Saints and advance to the NFC Championship. The play marked the first game-winning touchdown on the final play of the fourth quarter in NFL postseason history.
For more information on the 2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR, visit NFL.com/Castrol-EDGE.