After a season in which he became the first Bronco to lead the league in receiving yards and earned his first Pro Bowl selection, Brandon Lloyd has a chance to add to his list of accolades — with help from fans.
The wide receiver is one of five finalists for the fourth-annual Vizio Top Value Performer award. Fans can vote for Lloyd through midnight on Sunday.
Lloyd enjoyed a breakout season in 2010, finishing with 77 catches for 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also led the NFL by averaging 18.8 yards per catch. Those totals were all career single-season bests for the eight-year veteran.
Along the way, Lloyd became just the second player in league history to post his first 1,400-yard receiving campaign in his eighth season or later.
This year’s other nominees for the award, which was created to honor the player who has most exceeded expectations relative to his contract, are Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson, Browns running back Peyton Hillis and Steelers linebacker Lamarr Woodley.
Past winners include Giants wide receiver Steve Smith, Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel and Jaguars quarterback David Garrard.
- Eric Detweiler, DenverBroncos.com