Best NFL Player ESPY Award

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The 'best' NFL Player ESPY Award has been presented annually since 1993 to the National Football League player adjudged to be the best in a given calendar year, namely in the NFL season immediately precedent to the holding of the ESPY Awards ceremony.

Between 1993 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; but balloting thereafter has been exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.

Through the 2001 iteration of the ESPY Awards, ceremonies were conducted in February of each year to honor achievements over the previous calendar year; awards presented thereafter are conferred in June and reflect performance from the June previous.

Winners[edit]

Six players—quarterbacks Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers and running backs Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, and Marshall Faulk—have won the award twice; each save Sanders was a back-to-back honoree.

Year Player Team represented Position played
1993 Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys Running back
1994 Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys Running back
1995 Barry Sanders Detroit Lions Running back
1996 Brett Favre Green Bay Packers Quarterback
1997 Brett Favre Green Bay Packers Quarterback
1998 Barry Sanders Detroit Lions Running back
1999 Terrell Davis Denver Broncos Running back
2000 Kurt Warner Saint Louis Rams Quarterback
2001 Marshall Faulk Saint Louis Rams Running back
2002 Marshall Faulk Saint Louis Rams Running back
2003 Michael Vick Atlanta Falcons Quarterback
2004 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Quarterback
2005 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Quarterback
2006 Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks Running back
2007 LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers Running back
2008 Tom Brady New England Patriots Quarterback
2009 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Wide receiver
2010 Drew Brees[1] New Orleans Saints Quarterback
2011 Aaron Rodgers[2] Green Bay Packers Quarterback
2012 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers Quarterback
2013 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings Running Back

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