NFL Research awards at the quarter mark: Top QB, rookie, more –

Iron man award: Justin Simmons, S, Denver Broncos

Simmons has played all 281 defensive snaps for the Broncos, making him one of three Denver players (and one of 33 NFL players) to not miss a defensive snap this season. What separates him from the pack? He’s not just on the field; he’s flying around it! Per Next Gen Stats, Simmons’ stop distance (average distance traveled before making a tackle) is 21.44 yards, most in the NFL among all players with 25-plus tackles this season.

Runner-up: Bobby Wagner, LB, Seattle Seahawks

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