National Football League Most Valuable Player Award

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Peyton Manning was named AP NFL MVP five times, more than any other player in history.

The National Football League Most Valuable Player Award (NFL MVP) is an award given by various entities to the American football player who is considered the most valuable in the National Football League (NFL) during the regular season. Organizations which issue an NFL MVP award include the Associated Press (AP) and the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA). The AP's award is considered the de facto official NFL MVP award.[1] Since the 2011 season, the NFL has held the annual NFL Honors ceremony, which recognizes the winner of the Associated Press MVP award.[2]

The first award described as a most valuable player award was the Joe F. Carr Trophy, presented by the NFL from 1938 to 1946. Other organizations that previously issued an MVP include Sporting News, Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) and United Press International (UPI).

List of winners[edit]

^ Denotes year in which a player swept all given awards
Year AP PFWA Sporting News Jim Thorpe Trophy Joe F. Carr Trophy UPI
1938 Mel Hein
1939 Parker Hall
1940 Ace Parker
1941 Don Hutson
1942 Don Hutson (2)
1943 Sid Luckman
1944 Frank Sinkwich
1945 Bob Waterfield
1946 Bill Dudley
1947
1948 Pat Harder
1949
1950
1951 Otto Graham
1952
1953 Otto Graham (2)
1954 Lou Groza Joe Perry
1955 Otto Graham Harlon Hill Otto Graham (3)
1956 Frank Gifford Frank Gifford Frank Gifford
1957 Jim Brown Jim Brown Johnny Unitas Y. A. Tittle
1958 Jim Brown (2) Jim Brown (2) Jim Brown Jim Brown
1959 Johnny Unitas Johnny Unitas Charlie Conerly Johnny Unitas
1960 Norm Van Brocklin Norm Van Brocklin Norm Van Brocklin Norm Van Brocklin
1961 Paul Hornung Paul Hornung Y. A. Tittle Paul Hornung
1962 Jim Taylor Y. A. Tittle Jim Taylor Y. A. Tittle (2)
1963 Y. A. Tittle Y. A. Tittle (2) Y. A. Tittle (2)
Jim Brown (2)
Jim Brown (2)
1964 Johnny Unitas (2) Johnny Unitas (2) Lenny Moore Johnny Unitas (2)
1965 Jim Brown (3) Jim Brown (3) Jim Brown (3) Jim Brown (3)
1966 Bart Starr Bart Starr Bart Starr Bart Starr Bart Starr
1967 Johnny Unitas (3) Johnny Unitas (3) Johnny Unitas (2) Johnny Unitas (3)
1968 Earl Morrall Earl Morrall Earl Morrall Earl Morrall
1969 Roman Gabriel Roman Gabriel Roman Gabriel Roman Gabriel
1970 John Brodie John Brodie
1971 Alan Page Bob Griese
1972 Larry Brown Larry Brown
1973 O. J. Simpson O. J. Simpson
1974 Ken Stabler Ken Stabler
1975 Fran Tarkenton Fran Tarkenton Fran Tarkenton
1976 Bert Jones Bert Jones Bert Jones
1977 Walter Payton Walter Payton Walter Payton
1978 Terry Bradshaw Earl Campbell Earl Campbell
1979 Earl Campbell Earl Campbell (2) Earl Campbell (2)
1980 Brian Sipe Brian Sipe Brian Sipe Earl Campbell (3)
1981 Ken Anderson Ken Anderson Ken Anderson Ken Anderson
1982 Mark Moseley Dan Fouts Mark Moseley Dan Fouts
1983 Joe Theismann Joe Theismann Eric Dickerson Joe Theismann
1984 Dan Marino Dan Marino Dan Marino Dan Marino
1985 Marcus Allen Marcus Allen Marcus Allen Walter Payton
1986 Lawrence Taylor Lawrence Taylor Lawrence Taylor Phil Simms
1987 John Elway Jerry Rice Jerry Rice Jerry Rice
1988 Boomer Esiason Boomer Esiason Boomer Esiason Roger Craig
1989 Joe Montana Joe Montana Joe Montana Joe Montana
1990 Joe Montana (2) Randall Cunningham Jerry Rice (2) Warren Moon
1991 Thurman Thomas Thurman Thomas Thurman Thomas Thurman Thomas
1992 Steve Young Steve Young Steve Young Emmitt Smith
1993 Emmitt Smith Emmitt Smith Emmitt Smith Emmitt Smith (2)
1994 Steve Young (2) Steve Young (2) Steve Young (2) Steve Young
1995 Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre
1996 Brett Favre (2) Brett Favre (2) Brett Favre (2) Brett Favre (2)
1997 Brett Favre (3)
Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders Barry Sanders Barry Sanders
1998 Terrell Davis Terrell Davis Terrell Davis Randall Cunningham
1999 Kurt Warner Kurt Warner Kurt Warner Kurt Warner
2000 Marshall Faulk Marshall Faulk Marshall Faulk Marshall Faulk
2001 Kurt Warner (2) Marshall Faulk (2) Marshall Faulk (2) Kurt Warner (2)
2002 Rich Gannon Rich Gannon Rich Gannon Rich Gannon
2003 Peyton Manning
Steve McNair
Jamal Lewis Peyton Manning Peyton Manning
2004 Peyton Manning (2) Peyton Manning Peyton Manning (2) Peyton Manning (2)
2005 Shaun Alexander Shaun Alexander Shaun Alexander Shaun Alexander
2006 LaDainian Tomlinson LaDainian Tomlinson LaDainian Tomlinson LaDainian Tomlinson
2007 Tom Brady Tom Brady Tom Brady Tom Brady
2008 Peyton Manning (3) Peyton Manning (2) Kurt Warner (3)
2009 Peyton Manning (4) Peyton Manning (3)
2010 Tom Brady (2) Tom Brady (2)
2011 Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers
2012 Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson
2013 Peyton Manning (5) Peyton Manning (4)
2014 Aaron Rodgers (2) Aaron Rodgers (2)
2015 Cam Newton Cam Newton
2016 Matt Ryan Matt Ryan
2017 Tom Brady (3) Tom Brady (3)
2018 Patrick Mahomes Patrick Mahomes
2019 Lamar Jackson Lamar Jackson
2020 Aaron Rodgers (3) Aaron Rodgers (3)
Year AP PFWA Sporting News Jim Thorpe Trophy Joe F. Carr Trophy UPI

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • "Joe F. Carr Trophy (MVP) Winners". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  • "UPI NFL Most Valuable Player Winners". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  • "Newspaper Ent. Assoc. NFL Most Valuable Player Winners". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  • "AP NFL Most Valuable Player Winners". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  • "PFWA NFL Most Valuable Player Winners". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
Footnotes
  1. ^ Bieler, Des (January 20, 2016). "Pro Football Writers name Cam Newton their NFL MVP". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "First-ever 'NFL Honors' show will be hosted by Baldwin in Indy". NFL.com. National Football League. January 3, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2016.