Raheem Mostert wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week, has eyes set on LT’s single-season TD record

Raheem Mostert wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week and eyes LT’s single-season TD record
Another week, another award for Mike’s high-flying Miami Dolphins McDaniel.
Six weeks into the season, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for his high level of play throughout September, while rookie running back De’Von Achane won the award Offensive Player of the Week following the team’s 70-20 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 3.
Now we can add veteran running back Raheem Mostert to the list.
Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, Raheem Mostert kept Miami’s game on track, posting 17 tackles for 115 yards and two touchdowns. He also added three receptions for 17 yards and a touchdown through the air. Most impressive, however, was after Mostert’s stellar performance, he officially surpassed Bo Jackson as the league’s all-time yards per carry leader with 5.43 yards per carry.
Mostert was surprised to learn from head coach Mike McDaniel that he won AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
“Honestly, I didn’t think it was me. I thought it was going to be Tua (Tagovailoa), because he’s been playing so well, and he’s been doing unbelievable things. I believe he was (AFC Offensive) Player of the Month, so I thought he would get that. I’m sitting next to Cedrick Wilson Jr., and he was like, ‘Heem, it might be you.’ I’m like, ‘Nah, it’s Tua. It’s got to be Tua. He’s playing unbelievable ball right now,’ and then it turned out to be me, so I was excited about that.”
Mostert now has a league-leading 11 touchdowns on the season. When asked if he had his eyes set on LaDanian Tomlin’s single-season record (31), the 31-year-old running back couldn’t even hide how excited he was to have his name mentioned alongside LT.
“I’ve been keeping an eye on it.” I know. That was my act, “LT,” (LaDainian Tomlinson), he did that in 2006. I know that record quite well and it would be an honor to get up close and personal with it. I know I’m pretty pumped right now, but LT’s record, man, it’s unbelievable. I remember it was his MVP year, and growing up watching his tape and that highlight, man, it was remarkable. I mean, I still do it today. He’s a legend, and I was lucky enough to meet him when I was in San Francisco and we talked for at least 20 or 30 minutes on the field. Man, that was remarkable. He’s a special guy. He is a special cat.
Can Raheem Mostert break the single-season record? It’s definitely possible!
What do you think of Raheem Mostert’s play this season? Do you think he has a place in the MVP discussion? Do you think his strong play can continue this weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles? Let us know in the comments section below

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