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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, 10:13am

1 Re: Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

by Mr Shush // Feb 02, 2019 - 9:59pm

Has there ever been such a ludicrously strong field for comeback player of the year?

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3 Re: Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

by Raiderjoe // Feb 03, 2019 - 9:10am

Ptetty sure no

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2 Re: Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

by BJR // Feb 03, 2019 - 6:18am

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!!!

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5 Re: Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

by TimK // Feb 03, 2019 - 12:55pm

Something else to blame on Hue Jackson? If Mayfield had started the season he might well have got it.

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7 Re: Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

by Mr Shush // Feb 04, 2019 - 10:13am

They were both amazing, but Barkley was amazing for a whole season. I think it's absolutely the right decision.

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4 Re: Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

by TimK // Feb 03, 2019 - 10:50am

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.

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6 Re: Award Winners Named at NFL Honors

by jtr // Feb 04, 2019 - 8:35am

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.

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