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Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

The NFL Honors presentation will be airing later tonight on tape delay, but if you just can't wait, here are the winners of the major awards, as voted on by the Associated Press:

  • Defensive Player of the Year: Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year: New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley
  • Offensive Player of the Year: Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year: Indianapolis Colts LB Darius Leonard
  • Comeback Player of the Year: Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck
  • Assistant Coach of the Year: Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio
  • Coach of the Year: Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy
  • Most Valuable Player: Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
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7 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2019, 9:13am

2 Re: Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

Barkley over Mayfield. Wow. Even leaving aside arguments over relative positional value - Baker has the superior narrative. He managed to breathe life into THE BROWNS!!!

4 Re: Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

Interesting that Chicago had both coach and assistant of the year. Would like to know the voting totals on both of those, they might have been fairly divided fields as well.

6 Re: Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

What's even the point of having separate MVP and OPOY awards if they're both going to go to the same guy? It's like the weird "flex" and "DB" positions on the All Pro team, where the NFL threw a mysterious category on the ballot and then failed to explain what the hell voters are supposed to do with them. It's just bizarre to "honor" a guy for getting the most votes from a pool of voters who are all voting for slightly different things. I feel like OPOY has often informally been "best offensive player who isn't a QB" in recent years, given that MVP is largely going to go to the best QB every year. The NFL should issue some explicit guidance of how the award should be voted on, so they don't just have two ambiguously overlapping and semi-redundant awards.