Tampa Bay Buccaneers and NFL Midseason Awards: Naming the Best Performers for the Buccaneers So Far This Season

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Oct 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) runs after a catch in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers Offensive Player of the Year

I will admit that this category was a bit tougher, but there was a consensus for the number one spot.

Winner: Vincent Jackson

Second Place: Tim Wright

Third Place (tie): Demar Dotson and Mike Glennon

Vincent Jackson had a disappointing game against the Seahawks, and some fans and members of the media will discredit him due to dropped passes. But Jackson has been the only consistent contributor at a skill position on offense for the Buccaneers this season, and he’s helped Mike Glennon transition into his new role at quarterback.

Tim Wright comes in second, but it’s a wide margin behind first. The rookie tight end has been impressive in recent weeks, and shows a lot more promise than he does current ability. He’s learning to block and he’s finding space against the defense, but he still has some work to do to become a star.

Dotson only received one vote, and that was a second place vote from me. I believe he’s been a dominant force at right tackle, and that he deserves recognition. And since there were not enough votes to give anyone more than two points, Dotson earns third place honors alongside Glennon, who has slowly improved as a rookie signal caller.

Doug Martin and Erik Lorig also received votes.