National Football League Offensive Player of the Year Award

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The National Football League Offensive Player of the Year Award is an annual American football award given by various organizations to the National Football League (NFL) player who is considered the top offensive player during the regular season. Organizations which issue the award include the Associated Press (AP), Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and Sporting News. The AP's award is recognized at the annual NFL Honors ceremony.[1]

Winners overview[edit]

AP Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award
PFWA Pro Football Writers of America NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award
SN Sporting News NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award
^ Denotes year in which a player swept all given awards
Season AP[2] PFWA[3] SN
1972 Larry Brown N/A N/A
1973 O. J. Simpson N/A N/A
1974 Ken Stabler N/A N/A
1975 Fran Tarkenton N/A N/A
1976 Bert Jones N/A N/A
1977 Walter Payton N/A N/A
1978 Earl Campbell N/A N/A
1979 Earl Campbell N/A N/A
1980 Earl Campbell N/A N/A
1981 Ken Anderson N/A N/A
1982 Dan Fouts N/A N/A
1983 Joe Theismann N/A N/A
1984 Dan Marino N/A N/A
1985 Marcus Allen N/A N/A
1986 Eric Dickerson N/A N/A
1987 Jerry Rice N/A N/A
1988 Roger Craig N/A N/A
1989 Joe Montana N/A N/A
1990 Warren Moon N/A N/A
1991 Thurman Thomas N/A N/A
1992 Steve Young Steve Young N/A
1993 Jerry Rice Emmitt Smith N/A
1994 Barry Sanders Steve Young N/A
1995 Brett Favre Brett Favre N/A
1996 Terrell Davis Brett Favre N/A
1997 Barry Sanders Barry Sanders N/A
1998 Terrell Davis Barry Sanders N/A
1999 Marshall Faulk Kurt Warner N/A
2000 Marshall Faulk Marshall Faulk N/A
2001 Marshall Faulk Marshall Faulk N/A
2002 Priest Holmes Rich Gannon N/A
2003 Jamal Lewis Jamal Lewis N/A
2004 Peyton Manning Peyton Manning N/A
2005 Shaun Alexander Shaun Alexander N/A
2006 LaDainian Tomlinson LaDainian Tomlinson N/A
2007 Tom Brady Tom Brady N/A
2008 Drew Brees Peyton Manning Drew Brees
2009 Chris Johnson Peyton Manning Drew Brees
2010 Tom Brady Tom Brady Tom Brady
2011 Drew Brees Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers
2012 Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson
2013 Peyton Manning Peyton Manning Peyton Manning
2014 DeMarco Murray DeMarco Murray Aaron Rodgers
2015 Cam Newton Cam Newton Cam Newton
2016 Matt Ryan Matt Ryan Tom Brady
2017 Todd Gurley Todd Gurley Antonio Brown
2018 Patrick Mahomes Patrick Mahomes Patrick Mahomes
2019 Michael Thomas Lamar Jackson Lamar Jackson
2020 Derrick Henry Derrick Henry Patrick Mahomes
2021 Cooper Kupp Cooper Kupp Jonathan Taylor

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Moraitis, Mike (February 4, 2021). "Gil Brandt picks Titans' Derrick Henry to win Offensive Player of the Year". USA Today. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  2. ^ "AP Offensive Player of the Year Winners". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  3. ^ "Pro Football Writers of America History (1964-2020)" (PDF). Pro Football Writers of America. September 1, 2020. Retrieved June 21, 2021.