Most Improved Award: Travis Partridge (QB, Iowa Barnstormers)
Iowa Barnstormers QB Travis Partridge has been named the Most Improved Player of the 2017 season. After taking over at QB at the end of last season, Partridge guided the Barnstormers to team best 13-3 record this season and their first playoff appearance since 2009.
Partridge continued his growth at the QB position from last season as he completed 211 of 359 passes for 2,389 yards and 47 touchdown passes in 2017. In addition, Partridge provided a dual threat as he finished third in the IFL in rushing with 693 yards and tied for the IFL lead in rushing touchdowns with 24.
After starting the season 2-2, Partridge guided the Barnstormers to 11 consecutive victories, the most in the IFL this season. At the end of the season, Partridge was named as the Second Team All-IFL QB.