No podium, costume or ceremony this year for the NFL Awards. It is in videoconference, a cap on the head, that Aaron Rodgers accepted the third MVP title of his career.
There wasn’t much of a suspense as the Packers quarterback moved on a stratospheric level with the Packers this season. With 48 touchdowns for just 5 interceptions, he led the Packers to the best record in the NFC. On the Green Bay side, he equals Brett Favre in the number of best player of the season titles.
It was on the other prices side that there was more suspense. Kevin Stefanski (Browns) is Coach of the Year, while Aaron Donald (Rams) and Derrick Henry (Titans) are Defensive and Offensive Players of the Year, respectively. TJ Watt will have to wait a little longer.
Unsurprisingly, Alex Smith is being honored for his incredible comeback.
All prizes distributed on Saturday evening
AP Most Valuable Player: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
AP Coach of the Year Presented by Bose: Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski
AP Defensive Player of the Year: Los Angeles Rams DL Aaron Donald
AP Offensive Player of the Year: Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Washington BY Chase Young
Pepsi Rookie of the Year: Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert
AP Comeback Player of the Year : Washington QB Alex Smith
AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll
Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021: Offensive lineman Alan Faneca, head coach Tom Flores, wide receiver Calvin Johnson, safety John Lynch, quarterback Peyton Manning, scout Bill Nunn, wide receiver Drew Pearson, defensive back Charles Woodson
Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater
Bridgestone Clutch Performance Play of the Year: Hail Murray touchdown pass from Kyler Murray to DeAndre Hopkins
Deacon Jones Award: Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher TJ Watt
Bud Light Celly of the Year: Pittsburgh Steelers celebrate Chase Claypool touchdown
DraftKings Breakout Daily Fantasy Player of the Year: Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen
Fan of the Year Presented by Subway: Tennessee Titans fan Brandon Galloway
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Presented by Nationwide: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson