CBS Sports Names Terry McLaurin Team MVP for the 2023 Season

January 31, 2024

Athlete Studio

If you're a fan of the NFL, you're undoubtedly familiar with the name Terry McLaurin. This powerhouse receiver for the Washington Commanders has been consistently lighting up the field for the past five seasons, showing an impressive level of consistency and productivity that's hard to match.

Despite multiple head coaches, coordinators, and quarterbacks calling the shots in Washington, McLaurin's performance has remained rock solid. Even when the team's offensive coordinator and quarterback changed this year, with Eric Bieniemy and Sam Howell stepping in, McLaurin continued to shine brightly amidst another challenging season for the Commanders.

It's no surprise, then, that CBS Sports crowned McLaurin as the Commanders' MVP. They noted, "Is there a more underrated wide receiver in the NFL than Terry McLaurin? The fifth-year veteran continues to produce with less than ideal quarterback play and 2023 was no exception."

But statistics alone don't do justice to McLaurin's impact on the field. His fourth consecutive thousand-yard season made him the first player in franchise history to achieve such a feat. Not only that, but he also led the Commanders in yards, targets, yards per game, and receptions this season, proving to be a reliable constant in the Commanders' passing game.

With the season's end looming and the team's future uncertain, McLaurin could've easily coasted through the final games. But true to form, he did the opposite. Over the last four games, he caught 19 balls, racked up 308 yards, and scored two touchdowns, with his performance against the Los Angeles Rams, in particular, standing out as a season highlight.

As questions swirl around the future of the Commanders' offense, one thing is clear: McLaurin's contribution is undeniable. Despite the ever-changing environment in Washington, and with another offseason promising several new changes, McLaurin is poised to continue his streak of 1,000-yard seasons, no matter who is throwing him passes. Because, as any NFL fan knows, that's just what McLaurin does.

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